I rarely have a chance to visit Tamano, but I guess the spirit of the Setouchi Triennale brought me to Uno Port. I decided to review these two together since they are located next door to each other in the Higashiyama Building.
#8 Wire Hamburger
I will start in the order I visited these shops. I am not sure how I ended up finding out about #8 Wire, but they are conveniently located near Uno Port and it’s possible to park your car on the street right in front of the shop.
I ordered the #8 which has two patties of beef, cheese and bacon. I also ordered french fries.
I was asked what I wanted to drink and was told that the restaurant did not provide water. If you want to drink anything, it has to be ordered from the drink menu. Mmm…
When I received my meal, I asked for ketchup and was told that the ketchup is not free. I politely refused the extra charge for the ketchup. If I had not been so hungry, I would have probably left the hamburger uneaten and just leave.
Have I gotten soft with all the amazing service in Japan? Am I asking for too much?
The hamburger was actually quite delicious, it’s sad that I was such in a pissy mood for a glass of water and ketchup.
The beef patties are cooked on a real Weber BBQ. Never been to a restaurant which has a BBQ you would typically find in your back yard. The patties are on the thin side.
The fries were nice and crispy. What a tragedy they would not offer you some complimentary ketchup to go along. I am not exactly cheap when it comes to food, but I draw a line at ketchup.
From the counter, you can get a nice view of the harbour. I will let you decide where you draw the line on the ketchup and water question. The service was OK, the food was good. The location is convenient.
Bollard coffee shop
I have seen a few pics of Bollard and did not expect it to be located right next to #8.
Bollard is a tiny coffee shop which serves coffee beans from Obscura Coffee Roasters from Tokyo.
The shop is minimalist and has this industrial look. I ordered a caffe latte.
The latte was good.
It’s nice to see a nice little coffee shop like this in Tamano.
I don’t know if both the coffee shop are own by the same person, but they are located on the ground floor of the HYM hostel.
#8 Wire & Bollard
1-7-3, Uno, Tamano-shi,
Okayama, 706-0011, Japan