Yardbird

Yardbird 33-35 Bridges Street Sheung Wan Hong Kong High up on the to-try list for Hong Kong was Yardbird.  It is known for its Japanese modern yakitori/izakaya fare.  I had seen it on travel shows and Perpetually Underwhelmed and 3SB recommended the place.  They had already nailed it with their recommendation of Yakiniku Great, so…

Ronin

Ronin 8 On Wo Lane Central Hong Kong Ronin is easily one of those restaurants that pops up as a popular, must-try Hong Kong restaurant for the modern generation.  Unlike Yung Kee, it doesn’t have a long history and tradition.  The place is relatively new, but has garnered quite a popularity in a short time….

Kinjiro

Oishi Nazi, who I dined with at my first visit to Totoraku, is the brain child behind Kinjiro, Little Tokyo’s newest izakaya restaurant.  He actually operated b.o.s., the restaurant which previously occupied the same space.  b.o.s. had some amazing food, but it didn’t quite get the following it deserved.  So Oishi Nazi, being the passionate…

Raku

There are 2 off strip restaurants that people always talk about in the Sin City, Lotus of Siam and Raku.  While the former fell just a bit short of expectations, the latter was well worth the cab fare.  Some people say Raku is one of the best izakaya restaurants they’ve been to.  Smooth Obturator and…

Izakaya Roku

Triple F and Running Man really love this place. Apparently the guy who opened up Roku actually had a food truck serving Japanese curry and was successful enough to open up a brick and mortar joint serving a larger selection of food, izakaya style. The menu is surprisingly extensive here so I was a bit…

Niwattori

What is Niwatori?  Smooth Obturator called it a “chicken place,” so that probably explains why I never jumped at the chance to eat here.  Chicken is definitely not something I get excited for.  I rarely order chicken when I dine at fancy restaurants, because I feel like chicken is just so ordinary.  I woudln’t want…

Nanbankan

I meet up with Big Willie for the first time in a long time.  It’s amazing how you can live just minutes away from someone and still never see them.  We go way back, back to the days when were wild and free.  Now were just a pair of old tame retired senior citizens, retreating…

Honda Ya Izakaya

Honda-Ya is located in the Little Tokyo Mall in Downtown Japan.  It’s a sad mall, with only a few saving graces such as Beard Papa’s and restaurants like Honda-Ya.  I like Japanese people.  I like Japanese cars.  I like Japanese food.  I don’t like how Japanese sit on the floor to eat.   I was reminded…

Musha

I often don’t get too many opportunities to try small portioned foods such as izakaya, yakitori, or tapas (somehow dim sum does not fall under this category) because Dumpling Man likes his food in large sizable quantities.  My sister on the other hand, Triple F (for Food, Fun, and Frivolity),  not to be confused with my sister-in-law,…

Ronin Izakaya

First off, I’m super happy people think my pictures qualities have improved to the point of d-slr quality! I’m sure thats an exaggeration but still, I’ll take it where I can get it. It’s probably multi-factorial. For one thing, I was previously linking picture thru the blogger upload picture function. Somehow the pictures were blurry…