Tsukasa Coffee Shop, Old fashioned cafe in Akihabara

Today, you find all the coffee places in Akihabara starts with STARBUCKS, TULLY’s Coffee, DOUTOUR and then cafe VELOCE.  You know, I am talking about coffe chains.  Before all those emerge in Tokyo, there have been many local cafe that serve excellent coffee and food with reasonable price.

In Akihabara, it is now hard to find those local cafe, but this TSUKASA coffee shop is the one I should recommend.  Most of the customers are local salary men and women and owner’s friends (I had a chance to see one lady customers brought some souvenirs to an owner and I really thought she was one of regular customers for years!).

TSUKASA’s coffee is wonderful and, they serves nice food.  This day, I had curry rice which is also old-fashioned but really it is better than COCO-ICHI (curry rice chains in Japan and may be world-wide).

If you want to experience Akihabara’s old fashioned coffee place, go to TSUKASA!



Address: 3-9-12, Iwamoto-cho, Chiyodaku, Tokyo




Restaurants (Curry udon place)#4 (SENKICHI)

This is absolutely where you must go.  Curry and Udon (Japanese noodle) collaboration…Curry Udon. Curry Udon is also very popular menu in our everyday dish.  As you know UDON and CURRY is  our one of most eaten menu in daily life….(for me, it is!)

Though Curry-Udon has been popular menu, there are not so much serves only”Curry -Udon”, rather it is part of UDON or OSOBA place’s menu like Local Food Akihabara #4 (KASUGA_SOBA)

But SENKICHI (thgouh it is restaurant chain, they got 15 restaurants in Tokyo, still kind of new.) focuses on “CURRY UDON” and “OYAKO-DON” and “KARAAGE” only. Those 3, you also should try too….

Anyways, here is SENKICHI info, address and map

Eng address: Chiyodaku, Iwamoto cho, 2-15-8 (about 10min walk from JR Akihabara Syowa-dori exit)

SENKICKI services many kinds of Curry Udon, very spicy but soooo yummy. This time I ordered “Red Senkichi” mainly taste like Thai green curry and  a freind of mine ordered “Spicy Senkichi”which I knew it is hot but not from Thai green curry taste…There is also “Black” with rich buillon. Woderful taste!! I love all of them. See 4 major curry menu SENKICHI

Akihabara Senkichi is always full with salaryman, no tourist ever. After 13:00 you can enter easily, but before that it is sooo full!

Menu: 4 major ones
HOT senkichi
RED senkichi