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Avoid Gonpachi (Azabu-Juban, Roppongi)

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Avoid Gonpachi (Azabu-Juban, Roppongi)

Scharn | Nov 13, 2009 09:35 AM

Hi guys,

I just returned from Gonpachi, the place that allegedly featured in Tarantino's "Kill Bill". Long story short, the terrible dining experience there made me so mad, that I want to warn you guys to absolutely avoid this place.

We ordered Yakitori, some Tofu dishes, Tempura, and fried Spagetti. We also had a few large bottles of beer. Not only was the food of really average to poor quality, but the portions where the smallest I have ever seen in Japan and the service just insulting. It literally took us several attempts before a waiter would take our order. I must add that all of us are fluent in Japanese so this cannot have been a language issue. It just seemed they don't give a damn.

Every single dish we ordered lacked any character and was completely generic. The tempura tasted oily, they didnt even serve soy sauce with the Tofu.

In the end, we decided to cut our losses and left after about 40 minutes. Still we paid 12000 yen for 4, which is -considering the quality of the food, and the size of the portions- absolutely unacceptable.

To sum it up it is as very overpriced Isakaya with no locals and unfriendly waiters. I don't know how this place was before Tarantino found it, but this night it was a tourist trap of the worst kind and has been the worst dining experience I ever had in Japan in the last 2 years.

Avoid at all costs.

-Scharn

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