Sunday, August 16, 2015

Four Seasons Cafe

Location: Four Seasons Cafe
No sign to speak of
Rating: OK
Meal:  Lunch
Price: 850 yen
Payment: Cash only
Dishes: Anago-don teishoku (salt-water eel on rice)
English Menu: No

Four Seasons Cafe is a tiny little mom-and-pop restaurant located in a building full of izakayas.  It has no signage to speak of, so it can be a bit difficult to tell there is a restaurant there.  Unlike many little teishoku shops that feature the same basic menus, Four Seasons is a bit unique in that they have seasonal dishes that vary.  I tried to order from the menu only to be told the only thing they have right now is anago-don (sea-water eel on rice).  So I said fine...I'll take that.

The little meal was pretty good overall, and pretty cheap.  The miso was nothing special, except for the bit of meat and the fishball.  But the freshly made tamago was quite good, served on a shiso leaf whose flavor permeated the folded egg.  The anago-don itself was ok, but I'm not a huge fan of the eel these days.  No tiny bones this time, thank goodness.

Overall, it's an ok spot.  I have eaten there before and that was my opinion the first time.  It is quite close to our house and has a homey feel, and unlike many places like it, there is no smoking inside, which is a plus.  I do love getting to know the owners who are obviously locals who have either been here forever, or decided to open a restaurant in their retirement.

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