Last night, I finally had a chance to watch Alice in Wonderland in 3D! The movie started at 10:00, so you can imagine my hunger pangs begining to emerge. I needed a late night snack and had to think of the few restaurants that would be open past midnight.
Shokudo is a restaurant that stays open until 2:00 a.m. A popular place to eat especially for young people because of the late night hours, Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar is a place that offers modern Japanese food in a unique setting, perfect for hanging out with friends.
A restaurant ceiling decoration that can be seen from across the street ... It's huge!
The menu has a lot of interesting items... Sushi pizza anyone?
The bar is in the middle of the restaurant and there are two different settings to eat at ... You'll know what I mean when you go there.
I will try my best to get better photos next time!
There's alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available ... I ordered the grape calpico float and the plantation iced tea.
Calpico is a popular drink in Japan. The Japanese had to change the name to Calpico after foreigners were confused by the name "Calpis" and thought it sounded more like "cow piss." I remember those days ....
I wanted D to try the grape calpico float because it's not something he has ever had. It's a milky tasting drink, but since it was grape calpico soda it tasted a bit different. It was still really good and the ice cream in the float was to die for.
My plantation iced tea tasted tropical. It was great to try, but I definitely have to have my sweet tea.
Let me tell you ... The Mochi Cheese Gratin is a must! Since the day I tried it, I have to order this every time I go to Shokudo. I'm sure it's loaded with fat, but I really don't care because this is one of the few dishes that I have no clue how to replicate and know that I can only have when I go to Shokudo.
It's warm and gooey; full of flavor. It tastes like cheesy, buttery mochi with a bit of soy sauce, although I have no clue what the actual ingredients are... I can only imagine.
Since it was 1:00 in the morning, I didn't want to eat anything too heavy. We decided salads would be the best choice for the night ...
Tuna Sashimi Salad
Last time I went to Shokudo, I had the Asari Misoshiro and a bento with salmon. I also tried the sushi pizza and the dynamite lobster roll. I loved all of the items! The more I go to Shokudo, the more I fall in love with the restaurant, especially last night.
The service there is always excellent. It does take a while to get your food though. But if you are hanging out with friends, it's really not a big deal. The prices can be a bit steep too, but if you aren't eating there every night, I'm sure things will be fine.
It's a once in a while place for me, but I enjoy it a lot. I'm glad I finally remembered to bring my camera after the 5 times I've already left it home.
Hope you visit Shokudo sometime and enjoy the modern Japanese food the restaurant has to offer. It's a unique place to go to, but a great late night hang out and place to eat at after a fun night.