March 30, 2008

KAIKAYA (開花屋@神泉)

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タラの白子、ゴルゴンゾーラグラタン¥1000。
漁師の棒ギョーザ、¥780。
Cod soft roe, Gorgonzola gratin. Nice but the white sauce is a bit watery.
Gyoza with pork and shrimp. This is very good!
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0711280051大粒あさりの老酒蒸し、¥850。
地魚の焚火焼、¥2300。
Clam steamed with chinese wine.
White fish, flavored with sweet herb oil and breaded, broiled in oven.
Sakura and Ume ice-cream.

We also had plum wine, and rice. The ice-cream were free. And the bill was about 8000yen for two people. Old entry here. The food is good this time too, though I thought our choices last time were better. We sat at the counter and while the tobacco smoke from the couple next to us didn't bother us so much as last time, our eyes were tearing and noses running because of the smoke from the open kitchen. We went on a weekday and it was sooooooo busy even after 9pm. The delivery was so slow that at first we just sat there for half an hour straight without any food. And they kept forgetting our orders...my friend said she loves the lively atmosphere and the friendly staff so she doesn't mind, but I confess the environment is too tough for me...
Menu(J): 1, 2, 3, 4.
KAIKAYA
Add: 23-7 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku
Tel: 03-3770-0878

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Comments:

Popular because of the reasonable price, good food, and friendly staff?

This place is basically an izakaya, so I guess people not only come here to eat, but also to drink and smoke while hanging out with friends...

seat | April 1, 2008 07:27 PM

The clam seems the most tempting. What makes this place so popular?

I don't really understand the logic of smoking while eating. The cigarette just gonna kill your taste bud and you're not gonna taste much unless it's some super strong flavor food like Thai or Indian food...

Joan | April 1, 2008 08:22 AM