Price: 750 yen
Payment: Cash only
Dishes: Coffee, shawarma cup
English Menu: No
I was in Tokyo this weekend doing various things and one of those involved meeting some friends near Akihabara station. Prior to this I needed to grab lunch, so I was looking forward to eating at one of the better shawarma stands I've tried in Japan located right in the middle of the Akihabara electronics/anime/maid cafe area. Unfortunately, it had been replaced by a less appetizing version of a shawarma stand (one lacking lamb kebab), and it was closed at the rather early hour I showed up. So I walked back to a shawarma spot I had seen nearer the station.
It was pretty early and I wasn't ready to eat yet, so I asked if I could just order a coffee and sit down in their upstairs seating area until about 10am which was the earliest I could envision eating lunch. They obliged, despite the fact that they didn't have coffee on the menu, and I was able to sit quietly by myself, listening to a podcast, charging my iphone, and enjoying the air conditioning. Eventually I got hungry enough and ordered a shawarma cup, basically meat with some shredded cabbage, tomato and sauce. It was really quite good, though the taste is still not what I crave when I think of shawarma in the middle east. It just lacks the spices. The tomatoes were really delicious and ripe.
Moses runs the place and he's quite fun to talk to. I would possibly stop by here again some day if I'm looking for a low carb, pleasant spot to cool down, especially in the summer. Prices are good too.