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Asakichi

It goes without saying that the service in Japantown is unparalleled. Unprompted, free of charge, the Asakichi staff offered to wrap our things, and we left with most of our purchases looking crisp and colorful: definitely a better wrapping job than I could do. Which is kind of a problem, because we also bought these […]

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On the Bridge

Japantown’s On the Bridge is open – and, to hear the staff tell it, as busy as they’ve ever been! It got a bit too crowded for decent food photos. It’s just as well; I could look at the bar all day: It’s hard to see here, but the red light on the minion was […]

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Izumiya

Japantown’s Izumiya is open for dining in! The glaze on the bento box I had was delightful, rich and smoky. If there’s an al dente equivalent for shellfish, the squid was cooked just to it – nothing rubbery here. My friend got an impressively loaded okonomiyaki that came with a wide array of accoutrements. The […]

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Japan Incense

Local incense dealer Japan Incense, child of Japantown’s Kohshi, has about the cutest burner I’ve ever seen: This was a gift, and came with a wrapping option that I unfortunately didn’t preserve, but it involved washi tape with some very cool sumo poses on it. The store was kind enough to provide an extra incense […]