Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Ibuki, but as soon as I walked up to it I realized that I had seen it last year on that Ibuki trip and decided not to go. Which would be unfair to a better place, but Ibuki is really top class, and there's no shame in not being that good.
Kinen Style. Which is a pretty neat idea for a site until the government starts outlawing smoking like we had happen in America. Which seems like a smart comment until you think that Japan takes forever to do anything.
The picture on the right is the master, drawn by his daughter. The shop is non-smoking for her benefit, which I didn't entirely understand but didn't ask about. Maybe she was under the counter.
I'll spare you the rest of the food menu - the master's handwriting is heavily stylized and nearly impossible to read for an amateur like me.
My enjoyment of this plate of fish didn't suffer at all. Every item was delicious. The octopus was exemplary. I ordered a whole separate plate but didn't receive it.
Nekoya in Tsukiji. That was a cool place, or at least I remember it that way. Sometimes it's hard to say when you've been going to sake izakaya this aggressively for this long and your tastes have changed this much whether your memories are accurate. I feel old.
Otafuku. The fried food was good here too. Not a coincidence, I tell you.
Down the evil Machida goat-hole, no doubt.
It bears saying, this place is nice but isn't a patch on Ibuki. If you're in Machida for some crazy reason, that's your go-to.