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
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/14karat-120365548667443/
Phone Number: 042-579-2347
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I recently visited 3.14 Italian Restaurant in Fussa for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is a short walk from the Seiyu Department Store if you have shopping to do and can get your parking validated. There are also paid parking lots nearby. My first visit was for lunch with a friend. We did not have a reservation but after some google translating we were sat inside the smaller area of the restaurant with just a few small tables near the kitchen. The menu was in Japanese so we went with the safe lunch set of margherita pizza. It was only 1100 yen and came with a small salad and a drink. This was probably my favorite margherita pizza I have had locally, and I’ve tried a lot. Later in the week we had a last minute couples date night to say goodbye to friends. We called just 30 minutes ahead for a table for 6 on a Saturday night and were able to get in. We were seated in the larger dining room this visit. The dinner menu was much more extensive and many of the options were more family style so we were able to share and sample each others dishes. The waiter spoke some English and informed us the food would come out at different time intervals which was fine since we were able to share most dishes. We started with a caprese salad, bruschetta (we never figured out what it was called on the menu but pointed to the table next to us) and a very large salad. We sampled entree’s of spaghetti and linguine with crab, parmesan risotto and a few other Italian dishes. We finished the night off with a giant slice of chocolate cake and tiramisu. All of the food was delicious and reasonably priced and we would definitely go back again! – Angela Vaillant, July 2018
Phone number – 047-530-0815
Hours – Lunch 11:00am-3:00pm, last order at 2:30pm, Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm, last order at 10:00pm.
Facebook – 3.14 Italian Restaurant
If you are looking for a good burger, check out J.S. Foodies in the LaLaport Mall in Tachikawa. My husband and I stopped into the mall after doing some shopping at nearby IKEA. We weren’t in the mood for Japanese cuisine so I suggested we get a burger at J.S. Foodies. I had already visited the restaurant twice for lunch and I thought my husband would enjoy it. He ordered the bacon cheeseburger, and I had the Maple Butter BLT. Both meals came with a side of fries which were some of my favorite I have had in Japan. The burger and sandwich were really good so it’s definitely worth checking out if you looking for more of an American style burger or sandwich. My husband compared it to a Moose Hills Burger, which is another burger joint near Mt. Fuji we have tried. At lunch you can get a set that includes a salad. Burgers and sandwiches are around ¥1000 and they also have kids sets. If you are craving something sweet, they have waffles (with fruit or fried chicken) on the menu. The Mall is an easy 15-20 minute drive out the East gate, but you can also access it from the Monorail. Angela Vaillant – January 2018
Location – Lalaport Tachikawa Shopping Mall – 2nd level (2F on mall map)
HOURS: Daily 10:00am-9:00pm
There is Japanese food and Japanese cuisine…Sushi-chu offers the latter – to the maximum delicious degree. Prices are reasonable, the staff is learning English to serve their customers, and the atmosphere is cozy and relaxing. You can order from their set menu, or create your own experience by ordering a la carte. The restaurant is family-run and family-friendly (kids can even roll their own sushi). Sushi-chu delivers on taste, freshness, presentation – and most importantly, a welcoming staff.
Arrive with cash (yen) and park next to the building on the West side. You can even reserve special tatami rooms to dine in. This would be a great place to take visitors for an authentic Japanese experience. Pictures, Jamie Cowan, July 2015
DIRECTIONS:This restaurant is about 20 minutes away from base, in Hachioji.
Phone number: 042-691-0230
Coordinates: 35.708078, 139.295207
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.
At Fujiya you can order meals or just dessert, one option being the cake buffet or “viking cake”. Alone the buffet is ¥1380 per person or added to your meal it is an additional ¥980. Meals include Japanese cuisine or pasta dishes. They allow 60 minutes for all you can eat cake and the slices are large. Children under five are allowed to share with an adult at no extra charge for the buffet. The menu is in Japanese only, but has pictures of everything and is easily understood. My family of five went around 4:30pm on a Sunday and were seated immediately, We experienced quick and friendly service. GPS 35.733032, 139.325688.
DIRECTIONS: Fujiya is easily accessible by car about ten minutes from the supply gate and there is plenty of free parking. Head straight out the supply gate, cross two railroad tracks and continue down the hill. At the bottom, just before the road crosses the river, there is a raised blue pedestrian crosswalk. The street name is Legal Affairs Bureau Road (written in English on the street sign). Turn right here. The restaurant will be on your right approximately one stop light up, You will notice the sign by it’s logo, a girls face with a hat. The sign is written in English as well. – Megan Miller, July 2013
The food at Shokudo, “all day dining cafeteria” is yummy “home-style” Japanese cuisine (no sushi). It is a very family-friendly place; the prices are amazingly cheap for Japan, and there’s plentiful parking adjacent to the building. The first thing you’ll see upon entering the restaurant is a bento box counter for take-out. Keep walking around the corner, past the huge rice steamers to pick up your meal tray. Slide your tray along to check out all the offerings, the first of which is a made-to-order omelet station (the three toppings offered are red diced ginger, shredded scallions and teenie white fish (not at all “fishy” tasting)–it’s the rectangular pan-style omelet–delicious! Next comes broiled whole fish or salmon steak, then the chill-bin with lots of little dishes of pickled this-and-that (everything’s good, but the eggplant is particularly so). If you like thick slices of sweet and tender stewed daikon, this is the place! Then you’ll see various fried meats like tonkatsu (pork cutlet) and chicken. There is donburi (meat strips stewed in sauce) and udon-noodle; ramen; rice (a “chiisai” [small] bowl is plenty) and miso soup (with a variety of self-serve toppings) come with the dinner. The cashier is at the end of the line and you pay for each item on your tray. The dining room includes a lot of 2-person tables, a solo counter, bigger tables by the windows and tatami-on-the-floor. ENJOY! – Pam Tubbs, June 2013
DIRECTIONS: Shokudo is on the Seiyu road. GPS coordinates: 35.747579, 139.325687. Here is the new restaurant’s website, with their main menu items: www.shokudo.jp/menu/ as well as their map link: http://www.fujiofood.com/shop_search/shokudo/shop_1462.php.
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