Situated on the decidedly snug 5th floor of the Wako Building, itself located on the street to the right of Shibuya’s Mark City, one block back from Dogenzaka, Hasegawa Kanbutsuten is worth remembering when in need of quick meal en route elsewhere, or when at a loss for something handy near the station.
Usual wooden counter, basic furnishings and bottle-lined walls. Service provided by a chirpy young lass and a master with the appearance of a fading rocker – a Motley Crue fan of old, most likely… (The mascara gives them away, you know.)
Cheap beer drew us in, and then kept us a while longer. Not exactly heaving, the small space presented no problems.
Food ranged from poor – the karaage (small, oily, tough) – to good – the sashimi (way better than we’d have expected) – with the salad proving to be prolific, if unrefined. The fries were nice and big, but so oily.
The spicy sweet and sour ebi filled the last corner but felt somwwhat processed.
The pickles were a bit crap really. The otoshi of vinegared fish in light batter was tasty though.
Did this post back to front, didn't I.