Tuesday, March 26, 2013

じもと (Jimoto in Nishidai)

じもと

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Beef aburasoba is the lure at this lunchtime-only shop on the north side of Tokyo.

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The first thing you notice is the smell. Beef fat. Smells like a steakhouse. Intense. Add to that beef tounge, chunks of fried beef, and three half-cooked quail eggs for something that has made all the magazines of late.

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Jimoto turns into an izakaya at night, serving drinks and snacks into the late hours.

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Definitively something worth checking out if you have the chance. Nishidai is a bit out of the way for most people, so I won't feel bad if you can't make it here for a weekday lunch.

There was a bit of a beef boom a few years back, and a bunch of bad shops made bad beef ramen. With shops like Jimoto and Matador on the scene, though, there is hope for the bovine based noodles.

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東京都板橋区高島平1-79-1
Tokyo, Itabashi-ku, Takashimadaira 1-79-1
Closest station: Nishidai

Open 11:30-14:30
Closed Tuesdays