An (unexpected) Italian restaurant in a not-that-international district of Tokyo.
We started with a salad (green salad, tomatoes, parmigiano, 800 yen):
which was simple but good. Then the “oiru pasta” (1200 yen, see below for the name),
which also came with some green salad:
We had hoped that the name (oiru: oil) was merely indicating the presence of a little bit of olive oil. Las, the pasta was actually in the middle of a fairly oily sauce. They did taste nice though, but were a bit undercooked.The pizza “Bismarck” (at least that’s what I tried to infer from the Japanese name, 1500 yen) was a much better surprise:
It was fairly large and surprisingly good in such a place. Crusty dough, tasty ingredients. One could have said that the not-so-well-cooked egg white was questionable but it was explicitly mentioned on the menu (“half-cooked egg”) and I’m fine with that. So congratulations to the two pizzaiolas (also a nice surprise, most — if not all — the pizzaiolos I’ve ever seen were males) whom we could see hard at work from our table: