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Kichijoji Area: Best Places for Food?

kkinisky Jul 10, 2006 12:25 AM

Hey All,

I'll be vacationing in Tokyo in the Kichijoji area for 2 weeks. Any suggestions for the best place to find good food at a reasonable price? I'm not going to be eating any Western food for the trip, so please feel free to post suggestions.

P.S. Is it true that 7-11 does not serve slurpees?


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  1. Silverjay RE: kkinisky Jul 10, 2006 01:14 AM

    Kichijoji is famous for Toriyoshi, a chain of yakitori restaurants. The original shop is still there. You should also be able to come across good cheap izakayas, probably with good drinking deals, if that's your thing. Kichijoji is known as student town.

    ...No slurpees at 7-11 in Japan, but that shouldn't stop you from checking them out.

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      kkinisky RE: kkinisky Jul 10, 2006 07:20 PM

      Izakayas are definitely something I'd be up to. I might also take a trip out to Hamura as well, but I don't know. As for 7-11, I thought they might have a variation on a slurpee ;)

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      1. re: kkinisky
        Debbie M RE: kkinisky Jul 11, 2006 01:39 AM

        They don't need slurpees -- they carry Fanta Melon Soda. So green, so refreshing ...

        And I second Toriyoshi, although the one I went to was in another part of town.

      2. OCAnn RE: kkinisky Jul 10, 2006 07:29 PM

        The 7-11s had great onigiri (riceballs) with different insides. They also had great oden (veggies cooked in broth) in the winter.

        I don't recall any slurpee variations as the Japanese generally don't drink/eat/snack in public (i.e., while walking).

        1. Hanachan RE: kkinisky Jul 19, 2006 01:24 AM

          Iseya (yakitori place) near the Inokashira Park

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