Thursday, May 26, 2011
Ominous, the sky. I was heading up to Akihabara to buy a radioactive giant saber-toothed turtle action figure (Americans make the wierdest requests of people coming home on vacation) and figured I'd combine it with lunch.
I also combined it with a picture of the 'Loving Hut' truck, which is just like that Natural Hand place, only it's a restaurant chain run by religious zealots.
Enter the restaurant. Sit at the burnished wood counter, glowing with the polish of countless post-tonkatsu cleanings. (That was today's Kleindl moment right there.)
[Eek, I'm going the Full Kleindl here, aren't I.]
Yamaichi on the Tabelogz (#9, #10 in Tokyo). You could warm up with this place, but once you understand the genre enough to be ready for the big leagues, that's your stadium.
Journalistic integrity, all that.