Love spicy Thai food? There is no better place than Jean’s to get your fix. Highly recommended and only a short walk (or very quick drive) from Yokota’s Fussa Gate, the staff at Jean’s is extremely friendly and speak enough English to help with any questions you may have about the menu. However, the menu is in English with great pictures so you’ll have no problem making your selection. Because most dishes feed up to 4 and the pub/restaurant will hold up to 30 of your closest friends, Jean’s is a great place to take your friends or hold an office party. Jean’s does not get too busy until late at night, so there is always plenty of room during dinnertime. Jean’s also offers Karaoke, if you have the urge to sing with your friends. Highlights of the menu: fried shrimp in curry sauce; spicy beef salad and the flagship dish: Tom Yum soup with shrimp (enough for up to 6 lucky diners). The dishes run around ¥1,500 yen, but provide more than enough to share. There is also a robust drink menu (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) with most drinks only ¥500.
DIRECTIONS: Go out the Fussa Gate and veer right at the “Y” intersection (toward the Fussa Train Station). At the first stoplight, a Hyper Mart is on the left-hand side; turn right. Go straight on this road (Bar Row) and continue straight to the stop sign. Cross the intersection and Jean’s is on the left-hand side, on the second floor, directly across from Beat Karaoke where parking is also available. It’s an easy 15-minute walk if you want to work off some of the calories before and after your meal. Hours? Telephone: 042–552-5859
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