Monday, November 19, 2007

Italian Restaurant, Japanese style, Shibuya

Italian restaurants in Japan are visited mostly by women and couples on first dates. The salarymen prefer to go to Japanese style restaurants with their colleagues after work but when a woman needs wooing, French or Italian cuisine is the way to her heart. It probably also guarantees they won't embarrassingly bump into any colleagues by accident. :-)

The food in the Italian restaurants in Japan is often surprisingly good even though you'll find the cheese platter among the antipasti. Even the most ardent lover of Japan and Japanese cuisine gets tired after a while of not being able to read the menu and ordering food by pointing at plastic models; in such a case, the Italian and French restaurants are worth investigating to see the Japanese take on them.

Camera: Pentax MZ-3, lens: Sigma 28-300mm - 1:3.5-6.3