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One of the more popular lunch-time venues downtown, this restaurant is easy to spot by the line leading to its door. Popular at any time, lunch offers a great variety of food at reasonable prices. A variety of pastas and risottos are the bases upon which you can build your own entree, choosing between fish or meat sauces. Once finished, the only concern is whether you will be able to finish the dessert that comes with the meal!
Located in the bustling, no-nonsense, traditional business area of "Merchants Town Osu," Sushitune serves sushi the way the Japanese have been enjoying their national dish through the ages. Everything you eat in this sushi bar is hand-prepared as you sit either around the counter or at one of the other tables. You have the choice of ordering a set meal, which comes in the form of a bento, or lunch box, and includes salad, a sushi course and dessert, or you can order a la carte. Beer and sake are available and green tea is free.
Sawasdee Sumiyoshi, although the name is a mixture of Thai and Japanese, everything else about this restaurant is genuine Thai, from the chefs to the decor and, most importantly, the food. But be warned, there is no pandering to those whose palates prefer their curries to be bland. The tom yum kung will have you reaching for your chilled Singha, and the paa panen, a Thai chili stir-fry with chicken, beef, pork or shrimps' will have you wiping your brow with each mouthful. But it is worth it. There is a full complement of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Jerry's Uno, a laid-back cafe bar is one of the best places in town to spend an evening if you are into rock music, Tex-Mex a la Californian border cuisine and beer. It offers eight kinds of soft tacos and three kinds of hard tacos and it has an incredible array of beers, over 100 different brews. Go with a group of friends and enjoy the conversation or go alone and watch the rock videos while you enjoy the food and drink.
Da-Carlo Ristorante Pizzeria has achieved a unique harmony between Japanese and Italian cuisine. The cooking is definitely in the Italian tradition which is rich, luxurious sauces, pampered impeccably, al dente pastas and delicate appetizers and desserts. The presentation is unmistakably Japanese. Do not miss the superb pizzas, which is Da-Carlo specialties. The wine list is extensive, and the atmosphere combines the best of both worlds. The head chef, who is Italian, makes the rounds of the restaurant and beams modestly as compliments come from every table he visits. Truly a treat.
As one of the small chain of nightclubs in major cities across Japan, this club regularly books up and coming bands that have hits on the charts but are still too new to fill large concert halls. With a capacity of only a few hundred, it is possible to see some of the latest popular music in a close, intimate atmosphere. Sellouts and SRO nights are common. Established bands or their individual members, on solo or revival tours also show up occasionally.
Unique nightclub dedicated to chanson and other romantic styles of music. A must for fans. It features live acts every night by local artists and guests from other parts of Japan and overseas. Small and cozy, seating approximately 50, with a utilitarian interior given some atmosphere by strategically placed drapery and lighting. Fare is plain (music is what is important here) with house wines and carafe, along with soft drinks and a small selection of whiskey. Door charge includes one drink and a small dish of appetizers.
This subterranean affair with exposed beams, earth tone décor, subdued lighting and an eclectic collection of Australiana is reminiscent of the world's most elegant mineshaft. Tables for two to four are draped in pools of light adding an intimate and private setting making the restaurant popular with couples and small groups. The real appeal is in the excellent gourmet dishes, though menu items are labeled to amuse rather than inform. Road Kill, a tender baby kangaroo stew, is anything but accidental scrapings. The BBQ Platter will leave meatlovers well satisfied.
On the top floor, above an antique shop, this quaint cafe gives you a slice of the country in the middle of the city. The spacious open-air cafe is a fantastic place to enjoy coffee and cake and watch the tulips blooming in spring. Hand-made desserts are the order of the day with seasonal specialties like strawberry or raspberry cheesecake. To celebrate spring, strawberries are the fruit of choice, with items like strawberry tarts and Bavarian strawberry cream.
If you are looking for a classy place for a drinking date, then Rondonto bar and restaurant is definitely recommended. The atmosphere and decor resembles an old English pub, as intended, and is quite relaxing. There are 200 varieties of alcohol on hand, including fine scotch and whiskey, beers like Guinness, and standard pub fare. Expect to pay more for many drinks, while simple but elegant dishes, like the popular "Devil's Chicken," are also priced similarly.
Situated close to the Hyatt hotel and abutting an enormous video arcade is indicative of how this outlet has been catering to lovers of rock 'n' roll since 1997. The walls and ceiling are covered by a bewildering array of memorabilia. Add checkered table clothes, wood paneling and loud music, and the classic rock dining experience is complete. A local menu caps the usual selection of American favorites. The most popular item, a sushi roll. The oyako (chicken and egg) sandwich and the teriyaki steak are also well worth a try. Call to know the open hours.
As soon as you walk into this restaurant you feel as if you have been whisked away to somewhere in China, although the cuisine on offer here is Taiwanese. The predominant color on which most of the décor is based is red, the color associated with Chinese temples. In the summer season the main dishes are generally noodle-based variations while in winter rice gruels are most popular. If you intend to try the lunch time buffet, then you had better get there early or be prepared to wait because, with an all-you-can-eat meal, it gets very crowded.