Toranomon Koffee, Toranomon Hills

Looks like a proper third-wave coffee house.

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They’ve got fancy pastries.

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I think this was an iced cafe mocha.

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Iced latte.

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Hand-drip coffee.

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We tried the baked custard too; it was good.

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The coffee was ok but nothing to write home about. I think a lot of places in Japan like to burn / dark roast their coffee beans. Maybe next time I’ll try more of the pastries.

Toranomon Koffee
Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 1-23-1
Toranomon, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan

Sumirich, Minato

Some friends worked here and decided to show us the place. It’s Italian style, but I’m not sure it really is Italian (not that it particularly matters).

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One great thing about eating in groups is you can all share a large number of dishes! Overall the food was ok. Seems like a college-goer type of meal.

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I liked the sauce on the steak and potatoes, which was some sort of sweet and savory demi-glaze.

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Sumirich
1-2-5 Shiba Daimon
Minato 105-0012, Tokyo

Gut’s Soul Yoyogi, Shibuya

Went here with some friends. Ate almost ALL meat.

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We ordered too much. We ate too much.

Everything was ok and it all pretty much looked like this. Wide variety of meat, all grilled on the fire. With us being noobs, the oils and drippings often caught fire, which made the restaurant smoky and made everyone look at us. Often. Lol.

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Gut’s Soul Yoyogi
1-32-1 Yoyogi
Shibuya, Tokyo

Rin, Shibuya

A friend took us here. I think Rin is known for this sashimi plate with dry ice.

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Gimmicky yes, but still pretty cool (no pun intended). Aside from the dry ice, it tasted normal.

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I’m not used to using raw egg yolk as a dip. It was ok.

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I liked this agedashi tofu.

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I liked the other fried foods too. Japanese frying quality easily exceeds American frying.

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Rin
Fujiki Building 3F
1-5-5 Dogenzaka
Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0043