50-year old cafe which is famous for its “Naporitan”. Huge mountain of thin spaghetti with a little bit of mushroom, ham and onion, stir-fried with ketchup. Nice, but need to add tabasco, add parmesan cheese, add tabasco+cheese to give it a bit of variety in taste. In my second visit, I had the pork ginger, a bit salty~.
“Basilico”. Good but a bit oily. I was expecting more pesto sauce…I guess a little pesto sauce was added to give it a green hue, plus two slices of basil cooked with the fried-noodle-like spaghetti.
Meat sauce spaghetti. Not bad but the sauce was only enough to eat half the mountain of the spaghetti.
Hamburger steak. The outside is grilled to a slight crisp and the sauce is nice, but the hamburger is grounded to a pasty texture which unfortunately I have developed a distaste for recently…
“Italian”. Just the same fried spaghetti with the minimal amount of ham, mushroom and onion. Basically “Naporitan” without the ketchup, and “Basilico” without the basil. It is so bland, I left most of it.
Prawn pilaf. At lunch time it is 650yen, but it is 200yen more at night for the same thing. I was a bit shocked to see the pilaf coming out from the microwave in the kitchen…and it tasted like leftover fried rice reheated in the microwave too – rice soggy and clumped up. Ihe best menu remains to be “Naporitan”. Dinner menu inlcudes all the lunch sets, plus a variety of bar snacks like pizza, sausages, cheese cake etc.
This cafe has two parts right next to each other, the food menu is only available in “2”. At lunch time, there is always a queue.
Lunch menu(J) here.
My god they ARE mountain of spaghetti…usually I get bore of a plate of spaghetti half way, no matter how good. It’s super cheap filling meal though, no wonder you keep coming back. ^^;;
Did you try to take me there before?! The restaurant front looks familiar!! Is it on a uphill?
the spaghetti presentation is a bit un-Japanese (the delicate small portion look).
I don’t think I have taken you there~. I only found out about this place this year. This place is so popular though. The queue is always so long!
Yeah I got very tired of the same taste halfway. Actually the only mountain of spaghetti I managed to finish was the Napolitan. It is cheap but if you think about it, there is so little ingredients and mainly spaghetti…the cost is low. ^^;;;
haha yeah they’re so cheap to make. We learn to make Napolitan ourselves easily and it taste good! ha…also Tarako spgahetti..haha~