Restaurants from this part of town in Tokyo, called Shin Okubo, have been on TV a lot recently, especially with the increasingly high popularity of K-Pop and Korean dramas at the moment. The dishes always look mouthwatering and it's somewhere that I've wanted to visit for quite some time now and check off the 'to do' list.
A friend lives in Tokyo and she offered to show us around and take us to one of her favourite restaurants there. I think if she hadn't been there, I probably would've done a U-turn and headed somewhere without the queues. Look at all the people lining up in front of this restaurant in the photo below!
However, she knew what she was doing and had us seated in only about 25 minutes, which given some of the waiting times at other places was mighty fast. While we waited we had time to suss out the menu and plan our attack. The problem was everything looked good.
Checking out the menu....how much for a beer?
Good news, the beer is cheap!
Standing outside was thirsty work, so we ordered a couple of draft beers each to get the ball rolling. toasted my birthday and got stuck in to the side dishes that came free with the beers before the ordered dishes came out. I have to say that everything we ate was a winner, but the gyoza took the honours. I think it's probably the best gyoza I've eaten yet!! By the time we left we were well fed and had knocked back several beers each and it only cost about $25-30 each!!! I want to go back!