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Iseya (いせや総本店 公園店) ruined.

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Iseya (いせや総本店 公園店) ruined.

Scharn | Dec 17, 2013 11:41 PM

Iseya's park branch at Kichijoji was one of my favorite restaurants in Tokyo for the simple fact that it had a fantastic atmosphere. A Yakitori place (which serves mostly pork) housed in a derelict wooden building that essentially appeared to not have been renovated/cleaned in half a century. Some places try to look old, Iseya was old. It was fantastic. Food itself was good enough, but nothing to write home about.

Fast forward to today Iseya have torn down the building and replaced it with a utterly ugly modern and above all utilitarian structure.

It literally feels like dining in a Kombini now.

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