"Hidden restaurants" Tokyo Restaurant Tip by CliffClaven

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It's understandable why many tourists in Tokyo often eat at McDonald's. The restaurants are cheap and easy to find. Many of the more 'genuine' restaurants are hidden in high-rise buildings, and the casual visitor finds it hard to decipher all the notices on the ground floor. In spite of all the horror stories, old Cliffie has never found eating in Tokyo to be horrendously expensive. The best places, for a real cultural and culinary experience, are the akachochin (red lantern) pubs, where it is easy to make friends with students and office workers, who will be eager to help you choose the food to go with your draft Sapporo or Asahi.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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