Drinking Out, Tokyo

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  • Drinking Out
    by Ewingjr98
  • Drinking Out
    by Ewingjr98
  • Drinking Out
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    Pub / Bar / Izakaya: Jazzy Izakaya with Sizzling Food

    by Mia_Jade Written Oct 15, 2003

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    Tofuro is one of my all-time favorite Izakaya (Japanese Tapa style pub). Here you can enjoy everything Japanese food has to offer.

    The architecture of Tofuro is one of the important aspects of creating that unique atmosphere. Wood screens and wood benches, Irori (open hearth) in the middle cooking fresh fish on the sticks. If you would like more privacy, you can ask for a private room looking down the crowd downstairs.

    Food is another important aspect of what makes Tofuro my favorite. Along with regular menu, you will get a piece of paper that has special dishes for the day. Depending on what is fresh that day, or maybe how the chef feels like on that day, you will get something different all the time. Most importantly, whatever dish you choose you are guaranteed to get tasty, fresh food.

    Don't be reluctant to ask for a English menu if you are not familiar with the language. Some stuff can also speak very good English and would be very happy to help you choose food.

    Favorite Dish:
    As I described above, whatever you get would be very nice but especially any kind of law fish (sashimi) is very nice. Look out for what is fresh on the piece of paper that I mentioned.

    If you are not too keen on low fish, try their Irori grilled fish or skewered meat (kushiyaki).

    They have a killer drink menu as well and my all-time favorite is Ume-shu (plum wine) on the rocks.

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    Uyeno eki Hardrock cafe: Hardrock cafe

    by tompt Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Every itself respecting city has a hardrock cafe. In Tokyo we found one conveniently located in the Ueno station.
    The Ueno station is a very complex and big station. The hardrock cafe can be found near the south exit.

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    You MUST visit a typical...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You MUST visit a typical Japanese pub for the experience. It's very unlike those pubs found in U.S.A., England and the rest of Europe. Another personal observation of mine is that I found many Japanese men (in their office attire) drunk after downing one too many alcohol beverages...staggering around the streets of Tokyo oh...just before midnight or so (to catch the last train out of Tokyo??). Alot of these pubs are filled with MEN, MEN, MEN. And if you DO see a Japanese woman here, most of them have a cigarette on hand and busy puffing away. Hm. Oh, and some joints also have women to sit with you and pander to your every whim and fancy.

    Hey wait! Before you pick up that phone to speak with your travel agent, I should clarify that you HAVE to pay for their services! And they don't come cheap. A night out with these women can costs you a cool US$3,000! :-) I kid you not.

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    Drinking: Drinking

    by Gnome Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Pubs in Tokyo are usually very small and personal. Sometimes you have to have a good look around, as the best pubs are located underground or they are hidden away in a corner of these cramped little seven storey buildings. Most of them serve food and the beer is reasonably priced compared to other stuff.

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    Bar and Night Club

    by o00o Updated Aug 14, 2004

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    After the long day of traveling, have a glass of wine or beer, cheering with your partner before sleeping could be fun.

    Have a good rest before the next day come.

    Quench your Thrist
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