Not my usual stomping ground, so I have zero knowledge of Mita’s eateries. After visiting David’s Deli – specializing in Israeli, Mediterranean and European cuisine – I feel inclined to look deeper into the neighbourhood.
Located in between Shirokane-Takanawa station and Temple University’s Mita Hall, this Jewish Delicatessen is a bit dull when it comes to décor and ambience, but the food speaks for itself. The beer, interesting though it was, tasted exactly the same as Hoppi, so probably isn’t going tempt serious drinkers.
My dining partners and I enjoyed a bountiful array of dishes, with hummus playing the lead role in most.
Pita bread is both necessary and recommend for mopping up most dishes. These were fluffy and wholesome. Way better than the tawdry stuff I remember back in Blighty.
Hummus with a kind if sesame dressing/ mayonnaise. Thoroughly delicious.
Yet more hummus, but this time the center was piled with strips of spicy meats. The spices were subtle and the meat itself lean and flavoursome. Could have done this dish time and again.
The baba ghanoush – mashed aubergines with olive oil and seasonings, was excellent, too.
Salad, vinegary and crunchy.
The chicken schnitzel pita sandwich was pleasant, and could pass as a Japanese chicken cutlet.
A worthy lunch destination, should you happen to be in that neck of the woods.
(And a nudge and wink @Tokyoeater)