The good, the bad, and the ugly
Posted on 06 / 01 / 2014
As others have said, the food here is great. All vegan sandwiches that really rock. I love the crispy fried cauliflower and falafel varieties, with the tahini and harrissa sauces. Great idea to throw in the sauerkraut.
That was the good.
Healthy it ain't, given that most veggies are deep fried, that bread is involved and that the tahini sauce isn't exactly low calorie or low fat.
That was the bad.
The owner and usually sole worker at the cafe is a legend for his customer abuse and the long waiting times due to his serial processing approach. At lunch time having to queue for 15-20 minutes and then to have to wait the same amount of time again until food is in your hands is not unusual. One time, he asked me to take a seat outside at one of teh tables, he'd bring the food soon. 20 minutes later, someone asked me if that sandwich there was mine. It had been dropped on the stairs outside the shop, nearly ten meters from where I sat. I never noticed. Also, if you so much as look at him funny, get ready for an ass-kicking. The guy is always looking for a fight. I have seen him yell at people "Don't ever come back here!!" for simply giving up and leaving the queue because they couldn't possibly wait that long.
That was the ugly.
My suggestion is that once you have managed to try one of his sandwiches, henceforth DIY. His bread, falafel and sauces can be bought both at his store and at the Nisshin supermarket in Azabu Juuban. Assembling them then is easy.
Not exactly low cal, low fat, Longest waiting times in Tokyo, Customer abuse