Wednesday, May 23, 2012

GACHI in Shinjuku



There's only one kind of adventure to be had in Shinjuku's famed Ni-Chome!


Delicious tsukemen . . . what were you thinking?


MJ knows what I'm talking about!


Fitting with the Ni-Chome theme, gachi is a hangover killer. Eat a bowl of this after drinking, and your body will be too concerned with processing all this fat to worry about the alcohol.

If you didn't know, Ni-Chome is the famed center of gay nightlife in Tokyo. According to some accounts, it has the highest concentration of gay bars per square meter in the world. It is also one of the cheapest places to drink in Tokyo. Many of the street-side bars offer all-you-can-drink deals for about the price of a bowl of ramen.

A bowl at Gachi is the perfect post-binge meal.


Yes, that is a bowl-sized piece of fried chicken. Very greasy, very juicy. My soberness on this occasion was a crutch, and it took some time to get that thing down.


Some nice free options to add to your bowl as well. Smile!


Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku 2-17-10
Closest station: Shinjuku Sanchome

Open 11:00-23:00
Closed Tuesday