August 11, 2009
One of the best things about Tokyo is its haphazardness. In addition to being able to drink outside, their zoning and permit laws seems to be pretty lax, allowing for makeshift parties outside – literally on the street. If a car tries to squeeze by, well… it’ll just have to wait until all the drunkards move their folding chairs out of the way.
Such is the type of party we had last Saturday starting from 4pm until late in the night at Washio. Washio is a tiny restaurant with a maximum occupancy of six. Located on the Okinawa-themed street in Western Tokyo’s Daitabashi, it is owned by Washio and his wife (i.e. harshest critic of her husband’s dishes). It was a party celebrating the completion of my friend’s, Gen and Sayuri’s wedding. They treated, and boy was it a treat.
Because Washio agreed to host a party well over his usual max occupancy of six, he propped up some tables and chairs on the street in front of his restaurant and the party began.
Party People including Kaori at 8 months!
Here are some dishes that were served.
Saba, Satoimo, Veggies
The biggest scallop I have ever eaten. SO juicy! Umami!
Kegani (Hairy Crab)
Gen in front of the Washio entrance
1-3-14 Izumi Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Daitabashi Station, Keio Line