Dekoboko Kitchen
Takadanobaba: Cafe
Dekoboko Kitchen (Takadanobaba: Cafe)
Dekoboko Kitchen
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.

A charming little backstreet cafe, Dekoboko serves well-executed, up-to-date versions of coffeeshop standards like chicken cutlet, ginger pork and hayashi rice at lunchtime, with an eclectic world-music soundtrack in the background. In the evenings there's a wider food menu and Italian wines starting at Y2000 per bottle.

Some dinnertime highlights include a good bagna cauda-style vegetable platter (Y1200), and a roast pork platter - two hefty chunks of very flavorful meat served with potatoes and vegetables (Y1200). You can also opt for reasonably priced pastas, pizzas and risottos, and various tapas-style small plates for Y500 each.

If you're not in the mood for wine there's a good selection of coffees and teas, including fruit-infused herb teas. Budget around Y2500-4000 at dinnertime.

Takadanobaba
Shinjuku-ku, Takadanobaba 2-7-13.
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