Takumi Ramen

I visited Takumi Ramen right after my Japanese teacher recommended it to me:  I  just love it when people share their coup-de-coeur. Apparently, this place is very famous, but I will let you judge by yourself.   For the Okayama folks, Takumi Ramen can also easily be found since it’s right on the second floor … Continue reading “Takumi Ramen”

I visited Takumi Ramen right after my Japanese teacher recommended it to me:  I  just love it when people share their coup-de-coeur. Apparently, this place is very famous, but I will let you judge by yourself.   For the Okayama folks, Takumi Ramen can also easily be found since it’s right on the second floor of Okayama Station.

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Tokyo Tea Room in Okayama

When I first saw a picture of the Tokyo Tea Room in a book about old Okayama coffee shops, I knew I would eventually find my way there. This very unique shop is located on Akura Dori not too far from the amazing Fa Niente restaurant and I am pretty sure I walked in front … Continue reading “Tokyo Tea Room in Okayama”

When I first saw a picture of the Tokyo Tea Room in a book about old Okayama coffee shops, I knew I would eventually find my way there. This very unique shop is located on Akura Dori not too far from the amazing Fa Niente restaurant and I am pretty sure I walked in front of it many times and  never stopped because of the  UCC coffee sign. Ueshima Coffee company produces some good coffee, but it’s never my first choice.   Something else took me here, just keep up reading…

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Katsudon Nomura

Katsudon Nomura is just a short walk away from Okayama Station and I have to thank my friend Brian for bringing me to this porky delicious restaurant. Katsudon or deep fried pork cutlet is quite common in Japan, so it’s always a pleasure to find a place that makes this seemingly simple dish very well.

Katsudon Nomura is just a short walk away from Okayama Station and I have to thank my friend Brian for bringing me to this porky delicious restaurant. Katsudon or deep fried pork cutlet is quite common in Japan, so it’s always a pleasure to find a place that makes this seemingly simple dish very well.

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Machista Coffee Shop (Closed)

  Machista is now CLOSED Machista Coffee Shop was very recently recommend to me by the owner of Tsuji Coffee in Kasaoka, so I decided to pay a small visit to this very well located café.

 

Machista is now CLOSED

Machista Coffee Shop was very recently recommend to me by the owner of Tsuji Coffee in Kasaoka, so I decided to pay a small visit to this very well located café.

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Orizuru Coffee Shop

When I decided to find Orizuru coffee with the help of my friend Brian, I was not too sure where to start. The owner of Blue Mountain Coffee Shop in Kasaoka had highly recommended me Orizuru, but he had simply told me it was near the big department store in front of Okayama station.   … Continue reading “Orizuru Coffee Shop”

When I decided to find Orizuru coffee with the help of my friend Brian, I was not too sure where to start. The owner of Blue Mountain Coffee Shop in Kasaoka had highly recommended me Orizuru, but he had simply told me it was near the big department store in front of Okayama station.   Luckily, we spotted the shop right after lunch and it’s not the easiest place to find.

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1518 Coffee Shop

I often have the impression that I am walking blind in Japan since I can swear that I have walked in front of 1518 Coffee Shop in Okayama City a couple of times without ever noticing it.  Well… my wife apparently does not share my blindness and easily spotted 1518.

I often have the impression that I am walking blind in Japan since I can swear that I have walked in front of 1518 Coffee Shop in Okayama City a couple of times without ever noticing it.  Well… my wife apparently does not share my blindness and easily spotted 1518.

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Dantotsu ramen

MOVED 3 doors to the left After a day, I still have a lingering taste of garlic in my mouth and the feeling that I might have put a serious dent into my recent good eating behavior and this all thanks to a guy name Brian.

MOVED 3 doors to the left

After a day, I still have a lingering taste of garlic in my mouth and the feeling that I might have put a serious dent into my recent good eating behavior and this all thanks to a guy name Brian.

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Hishio Shodoshima Ramen

Hishio ramen was recommended to me by a fellow English teacher and it took me a while to finally get to visit this stylish little shop a few steps away from the Takashimaya department store right in the center of Okayama City.

Hishio ramen was recommended to me by a fellow English teacher and it took me a while to finally get to visit this stylish little shop a few steps away from the Takashimaya department store right in the center of Okayama City.

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Mitsuoka

Let’s start with the spoiler: I ate complete meal in the center of Okayama City for only 480 yen!   I found Mitsuoka by spotting a line up in front of it and it piqued my curiosity.

Let’s start with the spoiler: I ate complete meal in the center of Okayama City for only 480 yen!   I found Mitsuoka by spotting a line up in front of it and it piqued my curiosity.

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Ramen Pub Tanc

Ramen Pub Tanc had been on my ramen radar for a while, but when I had a flat tire on my bicycle almost right in front of it, I decided that I would give it a try before getting my hands dirty.

Ramen Pub Tanc had been on my ramen radar for a while, but when I had a flat tire on my bicycle almost right in front of it, I decided that I would give it a try before getting my hands dirty.

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