Thursday, October 5, 2017

一点張 (Itenbari in Akasaka)

赤坂一点張

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Someone recommended this miso spot in Akasaka to me. Foreigners often confuse Akasaka with Asakusa. The later is a famous part of town that no first-visit to Japan should be without. Temples, history, and shopping streets full of Edo-era treasures. The former is a business district. Offices, crowds of men in black suits, and one of Japan's few branches of Hooters. Suffice to say, most people don't have much need to visit Akasaka.

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This miso ramen stands out from other shops by blending pork soup with a gyokai soup made from dried fish. Uniqueness is a virtue.

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They also have a more straight miso and a spicy miso. A simple menu for the lunch crowds.

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A blend of Hokkaido and Tokyo?

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Sure, you could say that.

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I should note that they are open until 3:40 in the morning. An odd hour, but late enough that if you were in nearby Roppongi and had a miso craving you could head this way.

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Or maybe Akasaka ends up being an amazing neighborhood, and the bar above Itenbari is worth staying out for. I wonder how late Hooters is open?

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東京都港区赤坂3-7-9
Tokyo, Minato-ku, Akasaka 3-7-9
Closest station: Akasaka

Open 11:00-3:40am
Closed Sundays

1 comment:

  1. The places you mentioned are indeed the best places for foreigners to have a visit and get something good there. Will love to have a fine meal at the place.

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