Diner for 8 ~ Zen kushikathu dote, Nagoya

Nagoya. These kushikatsu looks great. The author is travelling all over Japan.

Having a ball in Japan

Tuesday 15th May, 2012

With just 8 seats, how can an izakaya pub-style eating place return a living for its owner? While the answer is a bit unclear to us tourist types, it starts with a cosy venue, a variety of good food on offer, a cheery owner, and regular clientele.

For the four Central Coast Mariners fans on their way to the big game, the pre-match essentials of food and beer – or better still, beer and food – just had to be consumed.

And what better place than the Zen kushikathu dote shop just across the road from the Toyoko Inn Marunouchi we were staying at?

Peering in to the empty shop, overflowing bowls covered the bench, with various meats for cooking and numerous fresh vegetables and salads. Beauty, 5:10pm and about half an hour till we had to be on the train. All of the eight seats…

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