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Review: This little place is pretty hard to find, but worth looking for. You walk in and it feels a little bit like you're in somone's font room that they converted into a bar! There are pots and pans and little decorations all over the place, but it's very cosy. The lady owner/chef is very welcoming and friendly, so don't be afraid if it's very quiet when you first walk in! She must be used to getting the odd gaijin or two, so she knew to serve us the dinner set (1000 yen good value!) and kindly gave us a selection of everything so that we could share and try it all. We got a bowl of delicious and soft (bwon/wholegrain?) rice, a bowl of vegetable miso soup and four smaller dishes all for the 1000 yen price, and also a cup of tea/coffee! There are two cute cats, so if cats aren't your thing then perhaps don't go here (there are cat decorations all over the place). I would reccommend (if you can manage some japanese or negotiate in english with the owner) the potato salad, this fried substitute chicken, the salsa/spicy salad thing, and another dish of substitute meat in a cold sticky sauce with vegetables. The only downside to getting given a bit of everything is that there were a couple of dishes we didnt like so much, the ones I've mentioned are the most tasty :) Overall lovely homecooked food and interesting bohemian atmosphere - unusual for japan!