I arrived at this nondescript place in the middle of Shinjuku an hour and a half early than my friends. They went to that Mt. Fuji trip and I decided not to. First, I know that it would be unusually long and second, I think that the majestic mountain would not appear before us, oh, no, not this time.
Anyway, when I arrived I asked the man at the front desk if this is MomoParadise. After I showed him my meal ticket, he told me yes. However, my friends haven't arrived yet so I have to wait for them to come before I can secure a seat.
The place is a-okey. Nothing fancy--just your typical Japanese resto. What struck me the most is the ambiance of the place. It does'nt strike you as utterly impressive and you will feel that the place is just that, a-okey.
But the food, and the shabu-shabu is near heavenly. The meats are fresh. The vegetables, especially those special mushrooms, yummy, and all are fresh.
The service is very nice and the young waiters do speak in English. The only thing that disappointed me was the absence of roasted malt tea, something which I expected here, but haven't found yet. It has been my second day in Japan and I haven't eaten any sashimi or sushi--yet. I did love my Japanese breakfast in the hotel though, and that curry ramen in that resto which is just a few meters away from my hotel.
Anyway, I recommend this restaurant anytime.
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