Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tokyo Part 4 - Owl Cafe at Kiba (& charcoal meat grill)

We found out about an Owl Cafe in Tokyo, that is considered quite an interesting attraction by TripAdvisor.

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It is tucked neatly in a building's façade, and at our time of visit, has no visitors, except the owner and one of her regulars. (I assume its a regular customer as he was chatting heartily with her)

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From outside, you can see a hangout-out area for most of the owls... to chill.

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Here is a closer look at 2 of them

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This is the look from inside the shop, the owls will turn and look at you when you walk in... LOL

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Big Owl is looking at you.

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The look of the cafe, with a large tree... the other customer was relaxing and chatting with the cafe lady.

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At the other end of the cafe, there are many other smaller parrots and birds.
They were chipping merrily now and then.

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At a corner, there is a display of bird-themed merchandise that you can purchase.

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There are 2 cute baby owls at the cashier area, under the care of the cafe lady...
The smaller one is so cute!

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They are probably siblings... :D

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The cafe lady will talk about the 2 baby owls now and then. Too bad I don't understand Japanese.

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Cakes and pudding! The pudding is in an owl's face... haha
Japanese whisky, Yamazaki; and Sweet potato Shochu (wine).

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If you like, you can pay a small fee and enter the room to pet the owl. The cafe lady will give you some instructions on how to pet the owl...

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petting the large owl...

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She looks fierce! (I mean the owl)

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So many of them to pet...

Too bad owl is not allowed as a pet in Singapore =(
Oh well, Singapore does has its own Owl Coffee....

While exiting the cafe, I found an old style grill restaurant, that is definitely for the locals and not tourists. There is no english menu, no photos, and the chef and waitress does not know how to speak English.
I have to guesstimate and order from the Japanese words, based on the similarity with Chinese characters.

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Here is a picture of the charcoal glowing... excited.

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Grilling the marinated meat...

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A great meal with the chilled noodles... damn appropriate for a bbq meal!

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