My daughters ( 2&5) and I are always on the lookout for new and fun places. We finally had a chance to check out Muku Café yesterday and I could not believe we hadn’t been yet. First we parking in a large free parking lot right off 5. The café itself is about a 20 minute drive from the Fussa gate and located on 5. When we walked up I was a bit worried because it didn’t look kid friendly. Once we entered we noticed multiple wooden toys and books to play with. Its traditional Japanese seating and we did have to take our shoes off to sit. I also noticed that they had several kids sitting options which included chairs, bouncers and bassinets.
The menu is all in Japanese but I had no trouble translating it using google translate. All of the food was affordable. I ordered 3 meals at lunch and paid 2000 yen. We were all full and food was great! As we went to pay they also informed me that if I added them on the Line app I got 300 off.
We were very pleased with the food and service. Then as we went to leave they came out to tell us there was a play area upstairs. This area was not visible from the restaurant but was a nice place to let the kiddos play for a bit. They had all kinds of wooden toys, books and fun swings on the back patio. If you have kids and are looking for a nice place to have lunch or dinner I reco. -February 2020, Deena Brunson.
I recently organized a lunch for the The Yokota Spouses’ Club Lunch Bunch group. 1/4 Karot in Hamura is a restaurant I had heard about but not yet tried so I thought this was a great chance to check it out. They seemed to have an active Facebook page so I inquired on Facebook Messenger about making a reservation. They responded within a day and we set up a day and time. We weren’t sure how many would attend yet but they told me to just give them a final number by the day before. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is a short 5-7 minute drive out the Fussa or Terminal gates. They have 3 assigned parking spots just behind the restaurant. The lunch menu included 5 meal set options ranging in price from Y800-Y1200. Everyone raved about the mini vegetable soup and side salad. Between the eight ladies that attended, we tried 4 different meal options. Everyone was surprised how large the lunch portions were! We all really enjoyed our meals and agreed we would come back again. The restaurant is small so I would recommend making a reservation. They also have a small bar with seating. The dinner menu had many more food options so I look forward to going back! – Angela Vaillant, November 2018
Hours: Daily 11:3oam-2:30pm and 6:00pm-12:00am – Closed Wednesdays
Toraneko Asian-Jamaican Fusion Restaurant in Fussa is located adjacent to Mike’s Tex-Mex, across from the Fussa Hospital, on the “Seiyu Road.” It has friendly staff, marvelous food and excellent prices, especially during lunchtime. Some of my favorites are the spring rolls, cilantro pickle, and the Jamaican jerk dishes, particularly the chicken with rice and beans. It is open Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday. Lunch is from 11:30 to 15:00 (last order is 14:30); Dinner is 18:00 to 23:00 (last order is 22:30). Parking is free, but there are only three spaces, located just around the corner. The restaurant is small, seating 18 people. Smoking is allowed, but rarely seen.
There is a party menu and all you can drink for 120 minutes. It’s only available during dinner and requires a minimum of two people. The party menu includes a seven+ course meal and is ¥3,600 per person.
An interesting tidbit: the restaurant name is listed in Gurunavi, a Japanese language travel/restaurant guide, as “TABETABI TORANEKO” ( 無国籍料理店食旅トラネコ ), which is a clever play on the Japanese words Tabe (to eat) and Tabi (i.e., tabby cat). Toraneko is the Japanese word for tabby cat. Pamela Tubbs, October 2014.
Ramen Square is a collection of seven ramen shops, combined on the third floor of a building in Tachikawa. When you step into the square, you feel like you are entering the streets of Manhattan. Each shop has a specialty ramen dish. Prices range from ¥500 to ¥1200. It’s open 11:00 to 24:00, last order is 23:30. Phone: 042-521-7111. Website: http://ramen-square.com/.
The Square is located south of the Tachikawa Station, near the Tachikawaminami Station. It’s on the third floor of the Arearea 2 building. It will be marked with green NYC style road signs. GPS: 35.6961514, 139.4128046. Michelle Nexon, July 2014.
This eating treasure is located in Kunitachi, only a short train ride from Yokota. The food at Princess Raira’s is the freshest and highest quality without being overpriced. My favorite was the gyoza with a close second being the shrimp in a sweet-sour chili sauce. The chicken and peanut dish is well worth your yen. Princess Raira is open daily and is a great place to leisurely chat. Lunch: 11:30-15:00, Dinner: 17:00-21:30. Phone: 042-328-0022. An average price for dinner is ¥3500, and ¥1000 for lunch. –Unknown Author
DIRECTIONS: Exit the Tokyo-bound Chuo Line train at Kunitachi Station. Be sure you are not on an express train as it will pass through the station without stopping. Take the South Exit. Continue walking on the street angling towards the right. Stay on the right side of the street for a few blocks until you reach the restaurant.