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London: Wagamama

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I first heard about Wagamama ramen in the mid-to-late 90’s, when it was a rapidly expanding chain of Japanese-themed restaurants in London. It was sort of a cutting edge concept back then. It served ramen, which was a much lesser-known … Continue reading

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At Least They Do One Thing Right…

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Kita no Donburi – I visited Kita no Donburi on a day when I wasn’t particularly craving any specific type of food. I was in the neighborhood and it was a restaurant that I haven’t tried before, so I decided … Continue reading

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Osaka: Salt, not Sauce…being educated on the finer points of tonkatsu consumption

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If my memory is reliable, I think my wife, kids, and I visited this tonkatsu restaurant during our first night in Osaka. We were actually actively looking for a tonkatsu restaurant while blindly exploring restaurant rows in and around the … Continue reading

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Highway Robbery

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Zen – I don’t know where to begin…I know, how about this? Zen Sucks! I’ll spare you the usual introductory paragraphs and get straight to the mostly crap food my family and I had for dinner a few hours ago … Continue reading

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Satisfying a Four Year Craving

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Hachi Hana- As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I do not subscribe to the theory that all non-Japanese operated Japanese restaurants are inauthentic or serve subpar food. Sure, there are a lot of non-Japanese operated Japanese places that … Continue reading

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Tonkatsu Fail

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Saboten Express – In a previous life, I was a small-time restaurant angel investor. One of the restaurants that I happened to sink money into was a licensed Japanese tonkatsu restaurant similar to Saboten. I wasn’t involved in the day-to-day … Continue reading

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Heartburn (not heartbreak) From an Old Folk’s Home

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Hi Genki – I have known about Hi Genki, a cafeteria for a Japanese retirement home that doubles as a Japanese restaraurant, for several months now. But I’ve never really had any motivation to try it. Frankly, I don’t think … Continue reading

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