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Ippudo Ginza: Popular ramen chain in Tokyo, Japan

The Ippudo Karaka

It was my last night in Tokyo and I was looking for a place to eat near my Airbnb that wouldn’t break the bank. Unfortunately, I was staying in Ginza, one of the most expensive areas in all of Tokyo. Enter any restaurant in Ginza and you can easily walk out with a 20,000 ($179.91) yen bill. While wandering the area, I happened to stumble upon Ippudo Ginza, a chain of ramen restaurants with locations found all across Japan and…

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Tiki’s Grill & Bar on Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii: Fish tacos and gyoza

You can't beat the views from the restaurant overlooking the ocean

Tiki’s Grill & Bar, located across the street from Waikiki Beach at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, is one of my favorite spots in Honolulu for happy hour drinks and food. Every time I return to Hawaii, I make a stop here, whether with friends, family, or even alone. There’s just something special about this place for me. Maybe because my dad would bring me here when I was younger on my much-anticipated yearly trips to Hawaii. Today, the food,…

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Harajuku Gyoza Lou for some of the best dumplings in Tokyo

Pan Fried Dumplings with Garlic and Leek, Harajuku Gyoza Lou, Tokyo, Japan

Harajuku Gyoza Lou is a popular and casual restaurant located in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo that has perfected the art of Chinese-style dumplings (gyoza). If you often have trouble deciding what to order at restaurants, have no fear. The affordable menu is simple: pan fried dumplings or steamed dumplings with your choice of original or garlic and leek (chives). The restaurant was located a stone’s throw away from Meiji-jingumae Station on a side street just off busy Omotesandō street.…

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