Menya Kokoro Honten in Ookayama, Tokyo

Menya Kokoro 麺屋こころ was recommend to me by a Tokyo Institute of Technology professor while we were walking in the Ookayama area near the main campus. Since I will be spending a lot of time in this part of Tokyo for the foreseeable future, I would like to find as many good little places to eat. Menya Kokoro specialty is Taiwan Maze-Soba which is a form of soup-less ramen.

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L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Ebisu, Tokyo

Do you remember Julia Roberts eating delicious pizza in the Eat Pray Love movie? In the movie, she is visiting Naples and she eats pizza from L’Antica Pizzaria da Michele until she can’t fit into her jeans. Surprisingly, you can eat the same pizza (minus Julia Roberts) near Ebisu station in Tokyo.  

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Abura Soba Kasuga-Tei in Akihabara

Abura soba can be translated to “oil noodles” and it’s a great meal for anybody not thinking too hard about their own arteries getting slowly clogged down. My co-worker strongly recommended Kasuga-Tei when I recently visited Tokyo. I had a meeting near Tokyo Station and the shop in Akihabara was the nearest one.

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Hocus Pocus / Little Nap Coffee Stand Donuts & Coffee

Hocus Pocus / Little Nap Coffee Stand is a minimalist  Donuts & Coffee shop that was conveniently located in front of the conference I attended in Tokyo.  It’s the first time I visited this area of Tokyo which is a short distance from National Diet and the Imperial Palace.

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Jupiters Coffee Roasters in Tokyo

Exploring Tokyo on a bicycle proved to be a great way to discover places I would probably never get to see otherwise. After grabbing lunch in from of the main gate of Yasakuni shrine, I headed back toward my hotel in Akasaka and stopped at Jupiters Coffee Roasters ジュピターズ コーヒー ロースターズ.

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