Cafes & Restaurants, Foodventure

Ooma Japanese Rice Bar | Foodventure

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I am not a fan of fusion cuisine (as it is so often done poorly). I do enjoy it once in a while, but given a choice between authentic cooking or fusion cuisine, I would much rather have the authentic one, the way the locals eat it. Given, I didn’t had a choice that day since most restaurants were full and my friend was insistent to try Ooma.

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Dotonbori, Japan, Osaka

Mizuno: A Michelin-Starred Okonomiyaki Restaurant | Osaka Foodventure

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So I’ve been craving Okonomiyaki since I landed and this one was a highly-popular choice along with the fact that it’s a Michelin-starred restaurant. It was also recommended by a few friends that traveled through Osaka, and some local. With that said, it was no surprise that there was a a pretty long line as I arrived for lunch.

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Japan, Shibuya, Tokyo

Kawaii Monster Cafe in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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Located in Harajuku, reknowned for colorful street art and youth fashion, with quirky vintage clothing stores and cosplay shops along Takeshita Street; Kawaii Monster Cafe offers unique and one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experience. From the “Monster Girl” wait staff to an out-of-this-world menu, its creative weirdness will captivate anyone who dares to enter.

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Dotonbori, Japan, Osaka

Ichiran Ramen | Osaka Foodventure

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I first saw Ichiran Ramen in a video and it was described as an ‘introvert’s paradise’ because guests sit in a minimally decorated wooden booth, sheltered from other patrons on either side. The only few human interactions that you will be having are when one of the staff hands you a piece of paper (for your order) and ushers you to your seat once available. I am in no way an introvert but I wanted to try it out!

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Gundam Cafe in Akihabara, Tokyo

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Secretly, I’m a geek (sometimes not so secretly). I used to watch Gundam as a kid and collected a few items when I was growing up. While planning my trip to Japan, I made sure to include Gundam Cafe to my list. And it didn’t disappoint!

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