Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Seems odd, but I always recommend Salsita (http://www.salsita-tokyo.com/english/food.html) to visitors when they come to Tokyo - yes, a Mexican restaurant.
Must try dishes include include Camarones Al Ajillo (Garlic & Chile Shrimp), Enchiladas Mole Poblano, Yucatan Chicken and Lime Soup, and Cochinita Pibil (Yucatan-style Roasted Pork). Both these unique Yucatan dishes and well known classics are superb, with the help of a varied selection of chile peppers shipped direct from Mexico.
Be sure to try the frozen margaritas (passion fruit and mango flavors are recommended) in authentic glassware that you’ll want to take home. A wide array of sipping tequilas and an informative menu page devoted to explaining the varieties are a nice touch. A few other south american cocktails are also very well-concocted here (caipirinha, pisco sour…). It’s easy to get carried away :)
Along with the colorful assortment of sombreros, ponchos, and other curiosities, the early 19th century photos will keep you occupied even in restroom. Reservations are a must - popular place around the corner from National Azabu Supermarket, near Hiroo Station on the Hibiya subway line.
Asian-Californian fusion of very personal and eclectic tastes, together with highly accessible and social atmosphere, make the Pink Cow (www.thepinkcow.com) a wonderfully unique experience. Just a few minutes from Minami-Aoyama or Shibuya stations in central Tokyo.
A full calendar of events (http://www.thepinkcow.com/#Cowlander) will bring you back again and again. Be there for the Orca International Wine
tasting guzzling Christmas party and tantalizing buffet or try an all-you-can eat burrito night — turn up the volume with a local band and jolly regulars. Come back for brunch and try the Huevos Rancheros from the a top-notch chef. With all the festivities, you may be surprised there is a regular menu too - including scrumptious vegetarian options. The walls host a rotating art exhibition, so look closely.
Delightfully funky on nearly any day of the week - Open 5pm-Late (Closed Mon)
Welcome to Fat and Happy in Asia. As a resident in the Far East for 17 years — mainly in Japan but now Singapore, I’ve frequented many fine eateries and colorful watering holes. Here I’ll be sharing my recommendations and thoughts on past and present gourmet experiences. I hope you’ll also take up a suggestion or two in your travels, and share yours as well.
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