Lunch with a couple of friends. While riding around on our bikes exploring some of the innumerable side street of Shibuya, we came across this little gem Itemae. Teishoku lunches for around 1000 Yen, with a nice and simple interior. The counter seating is a little bit of a squeeze but the tables at the back are spacious and nice.
All the trimmings like miso a small Kobachi (small side dish) are there. The Kara-age was nice and crisp and the An (thickened sauce) had a nice mix of vegetables and a light soy sauce base. Just kind of hit the spot. A one up on the mom and pop shops, though I get odd cravings to going to those places too, but often more to get a feel of real Japan. My friends opted for grilled fish, an absolute staple in the Japanese diet. This was Aka-uo (Red Rockfish). It was grilled just right, still moist while crisp on the outside. Anyways after finishing up you can grab a coffee at one of the many many coffee shops in Shinsen, or if your in the mood a beer at OL.