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Friday, August 25, 2017

IKEBUKURO: Karaoke 747... You can haggle if there are neighboring Karaoke Spots!

A buddy of mine is the best haggler in Ikebukuro when it comes to Karaoke and at rare times the hostess bars.  We walked by a neighboring Karaoke spot and they charge 1,240yen for 1 hour of karaoke and all you can drink...  A few steps away we mentioned the deal to a neighboring Karaoke spot and they gave us a 1,080 yen deal.  Gotta haggle!

The all you can drink Menu... its cheaper if you don't add the beer option.

The only available room was a huge party room.

No more books... song selected all via this unit but you can sing to it to find your song.

Stage in the far corner near the screens.

When going to Karaoke in Ikebukuro definitely haggle with the sales guys outside... they will make a deal for room and nomihoudai!  

Restaurant: Karaoke 747 Ikebukuro East Branch
Address J: 東京都豊島区東池袋1-4-2フラワービルB1F
Address E: Tokyo, Toshima-ku, East Ikebukuro 1-4-2

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IKEBUKURO: Back to Za 135 Chinese Restaurant for another stunning Groupon Deal! 2,100 yen!!

Hello Groupon Japan I am back!  Last time I scored a 135 Restaurant ticket was back in 2014.

But this time it was a fixed all you can drink!! Plus pre-selected 7 course dinner for 2,100 yen!  You will not ever ever find such a stunning value as this place.

Very spacious back room... was full at 7pm with a mix of Asians and Japanese.

Banbanji Salad

Tofu and chicken with sesame seed dressing

Mabo Tofu... 

Chili Shrimp

Chicken Nuggets.... fried chicken!

Top layer....

Bottom layer!  

And we closed with fried rice...

This place is just crazy cheap if you can score a Groupon deal... service spot on quick with a table push button system and not smokey at all!  A mix of young, middle age and elderly here.  The normal menu has 100, 300 and 500 yen price points so if you want to eat cheap with lots of volume give this place a try!

Restaurant: Za 135 Ikebukuro East Branch
Address J: 東京都豊島区南池袋1-23-11 ブロンズビル B1F
Address E: Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Minami Ikebukuro 1-23-11

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

OKINAWA NAHA: Don-Sushi Maguro-Ya at Tomari Iyumachi Seafood Restaurant Row... fresh maguro yum!

My uncle invited me to lunch on my visit to Okinawa... he always frequents this fisherman's wharf to pick up some extremely inexpensive fish.

I gave Don-Sushi Maguro-Ya a try.

Lots of different sushi bowls but I'm a huge maguro fan.

500 yen for my bowl.  Super fresh and it included Okinawan Umi-Budo! Yum.

Sea Grapes!

This fisherman's warf is filled with restaurants and fish shops just like Tsukiji on a smaller scale.

If in Naha City you have to visit this place!

Restaurant: Don Sushi Maguro-Ya Honten
Address J: 沖縄県那覇市港町1-1-18 泊いゆまち
Address E: Okinawa-ken, Naha-shi, Minatomachi 1-1-18

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