Hello there, bunnies! Wow, you are cute and friendly. Please don’t poop on me. Fortunately, lap diapers are dispensed at the door, so you can enjoy the lovely bunnies without … Continue Reading A Rabbit A Day At The Bunny Cafe
Fembots, scantily-clad taiko drummers, battling transformers…okay, I admit the Robot Restaurant is more like Vegas on steroids than ye olde Nippon, but you’ve really gotta see this extravaganza once in … Continue Reading The Robot Restaurant
Let me ask you this: how often can you get something that’s the best in the world for less than ten bucks? Because today – score! – I had the … Continue Reading Where To Get The Best Cup Of Coffee In The Whole World
In The Land of Group Harmony, doing things by yourself is almost un-Japanese. But because Japan is also the country which offers a hot spring resort for dogs, a store … Continue Reading Forever Alone: Japan Version
In case you were wondering if there is such a thing as too much information, take a look-see at this handy chart I spotted recently, hanging outside a “Don’t Waste … Continue Reading Wait, Seriously, You Can Eat That?!
What are those little wiggly-looking lumps on top of that monster pancake? I wondered, perusing the specials menu at Hoshino Coffee, home of Godzilla-sized flapjacks. “Crema Catalan & Anglaise Sauce” … Continue Reading More Extreme Pancakes
What the whating what? Is this even a dessert? Cornflakes, whipped cream, fruit cocktail, bananas, ice cream and a choco-sauced brownie, served up in a jumbo crowd-pleasin’ pitcher. Eek doesn’t … Continue Reading …And A Pitcher O’ Dessert, Please
If your life’s ambition is to be waited on hand and foot by a handsome foreign man in tie and tails, get thee to the Butlers Cafe on the double! … Continue Reading Princess For A Day At The Foreign Butler Café!
Even pooches who haven’t perfected the essential Sad Begging Face can score doggie-licious snacks at the Dog Department café! No trying to choose which knee might belong to the most … Continue Reading Doggie Diner
Next time you hoist a brew over the sad story of the one that got away, nobody is going to believe it was a NOODLE. But if you want to … Continue Reading Catch Your Own Noodles
If you are what you eat, right now I’m a righteous tower of these tall boys. This “short stack” came topped with butter and kuromitsu (Okinawan black sugar syrup) and yes … Continue Reading The Godzilla Of Pancakes
Yes, it would appear that all over the world, people are people, and cats are cats. I recently went to the Calico Cat Cafe in Shinjuku with two of my … Continue Reading More Heart-Stopping Thrills At The Cat Café
Alice In Wonderland X Jules Verne! Gothic Lolita X Victorian Mourning! Manga X Edwardian Gentleman! In the land where costume is king (and often queen, even if you’re not a … Continue Reading Tokyo Steampunk!
I have to admit, until last week I’d never been to a restaurant where my waitress brought me an egg, set it on fire and turned it into a chicken. … Continue Reading Magical Food At The Ninja Restaurant
It looks like an apartment building. It is an apartment building. But up on the 7th floor, there’s a secret restaurant that opens its doors to serve only one table … Continue Reading I Could Show You How To Get To This Secret Restaurant, But Then I Would Have To Kill You
The current flapjack craze in Japan isn’t limited to restaurants serving extreme pancakes, now it’s hitting the grocery shelves as well! In a combo that could only have been dreamed … Continue Reading Pancake Mania Strikes Again
Taking the single-guy-wolfing-down-a-microwaved-burrito-over-the-sink to new levels, check out these SRO restaurants! Not uncommon, especially near train stations, these places solve a major problem for harried Japanese citizens: how do you … Continue Reading Standing Room Only…Restaurants?
You know how in America some serious steak restaurants have honkin’ big showcases of marbled beef displayed near the front door? Well, this is the equivalent come-hither to dine at … Continue Reading The Fish Bone Restaurant
In a “foreign food” breakthrough worthy of comparison to the In ‘n Out Double Double, behold the most recent craze in Japanese pancakes: super thick flapjacks! A miracle of batter … Continue Reading Extreme Pancakes
Hmm, I’ve never gotten food poisoning in Japan, even from the sketchiest of conbini bentos, but eating at the Biohazard Cafe seemed a little too close to giving Fate a … Continue Reading Biohazard Cafe
For some mysterious reason, this Japanese version of Mongolian cuisine is known by the name of history’s fiercest warrior and pronounced “jingisu kon,” but in no way does that diminish … Continue Reading Genghis Kahn Says Bite Me
In a country where many people live in places too small for pets, cat cafés are a booming business. For about $10 an hour, anyone (over the age of 12) … Continue Reading Gateway to Kitty Nirvana
Unless you live in Japan, you may not have experienced a Croque Monsieur made with…pancakes. Yes, here in Tokyo, pancakes are regularly repurposed as sandwich fixings and dessert. At the … Continue Reading Pancakes: Not Just For Breakfast Anymore
Vinegar is not my favorite thing. Not even close. So I was kind of lukewarm on the idea of going to a café where the house specialty was drinks based … Continue Reading The Vinegar Cafe
After cavorting at the Dog Petit Resort Joker, Yoko and I took Fuki and Sala to their favorite Odaiba lunch spot: the Puppies Café. Every table comes equipped with a … Continue Reading Canine Dining At The Dog Café!
Um, that would be “brand” as in “home on the range,” not as in “Louis Vuitton,” in case you were wondering which kanji character was used for the “Jesus Brand … Continue Reading Black Rage Of Satan Pizza & Other Delicacies
In case you didn’t immediately recognize the gourmet tidbits in the lovely dishes above, the one on the left is “Shrimp and udo plants dressed with salted and fermented bonito … Continue Reading The Most Expensive Bonito Guts I Ever Ate
Today I walked around Kabuki-chō, taking pictures of where hosts and hostesses and other mizu shōbai workers eat, shop, and relax. From eats to entertainment, the district really does serve up … Continue Reading Everything Over Rice