Kusidore Restaurant - Hachioji Station
Kusidore is the name of a simple Japanese restaurant located on the second floor near Hachioji Station in central Hachioji. We wandered into the warm, cozy establishment just because the sign looked inviting, and we had a great meal.
The menu was all in Japanese, and we were too lazy to translate, so we just pointed a the basic nabe stew for two. The small propane burner was quickly set up at the table, and before long a heaping pot of vegetables, mushrooms, and meat was delivered to the table. We let it cook for perhaps 10 or 15 minutes, and it was ready to eat. Perhaps the most unusual thing was that the waitress was probably the most attentive restaurant server I have ever seen in Japan, stopping to chekc on us every few minutes, never letting our glasses sit empty, and even taking our photo for us.
The menu also includes kushiage (fried meats and vegetables on sticks).
Excellent meal, with fantastic service.
Iijima Noodle Shop - Mt Takao, Hachioji
Iijima Noodle Shop is a soba restaurant located at the base of Mt Takao, near Takaosansuchi Station in western Hachioji. We stopped here is gas up before a trip to the top of Takao-san. The sign out front had pictures of the soba options, but the menu was only in Japanese, so I walked the owner out to the sign to show him what we wanted for lunch.
We decided to have four bowls of soba, with the shops signature thick broth. Four bowls of soup plus beer, cost about 5,000 Yen.
The restaurant has a handful of Western style tables, a room with Japanese-style seats, and some private rooms.
Vegetable Kitchen - Hachinosai: curry & ramen
Favorite Dish: (last date visited - June 10, 2007)
a. pork curry - 600 yen
b. seafood curry - 750 yen
c. hachioji ramen - 650 yen
- Food and Dining
Hoka Hoka Bento: Get something cheap 4€ Bento
near Kogakuin University. It is some kind of fast food japanese style. You can order all kinds of things. Don't ask me what, I always just point on the pictures :)
japanese-home-style: Why don't you cook yourself?
Get some fresh food at a local super market and have a little dinner party.
Favorite Dish: I just love Japanese Food! There are so many great dishes you have to try!
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