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

Kushinobo, Isetan The Cube, Shinjuku

Fry everything. Fry it all on a stick. That’s what kushikatsu means to me.

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I got the Miybai lunch special.

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I had to look at other diners to figure out what this plate was about (separates the sauces). And everything surrounding it (ALL the sauces). And the fish above it (put used skewers there).

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There was a pretty good variety of fried food on sticks.

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I’d go again for the lunch specials. I like fried food.

Kushinobo
Isetan Kaikan 8F
3-15-17 Shinjuku
Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo

First Kitchen, Shinjuku Minamiguchi

Stopped by this fast food place just to check it out.

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They have a varied menu.

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The french toast wasn’t as good as I had hoped. It was soggy and too sweet; would have been better if the bread was aged / dryer before adding the batter, and if they didn’t use such a heavily processed syrup that just tastes like white sugar with a hint of butter.

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Interestingly, the cod roe pasta was decent.

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The fries were also kind of soggy. The salt was good, lol.

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First Kitchen
1-18-3 Nishi Shinjuku, Murakami Bldg. 1F
Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo

Bridge Coffee, Kappabashi

Had some coffee here while in Kappabashi kitchen town, though I forgot to take a photo of it. It was ok; not particularly special.

I think what people seem to like is their ice cream, which I didn’t try.

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Bridge Coffee
3-1-12 Matsugaya
Kappabashi Kitchen Town
Taito 111-0036, Tokyo