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Restaurante japones Maru Ichi June 15, 2008

Posted by winden in in real life, japanese.
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El otro día de vuelta del curro, me pare a comer en uno de los n-mil restaurantes asiáticos de la calle castro. En verdad este es de los pocos que es de comida japonesa, dado que la mayoría de los bares de la zona son indios, chinos o coreanos…

Mini-review:

  • +1 chicas guapas atendiendo, nunca está de más ;)
  • +2 comida excelente
  • +1 tienen comida para llevar
  • +1 precio: $16 (recordemos el restaurante aya de 36€ == $55)
  • -1 el huevo duro con los palillos es un poco complicado

sitio: maru ichi en mountain view

fotos: winden en el maru ichi de mountain view

Update domingo 15:

  • Ayer volví a cenar allí, y ahora si me explico pq en la entrada decía “espere aquí hasta que le den una mesa”… Sábado a las 6 y media y el restaurante estaba lleno hasta la bola! Fue curioso cenar de mientras en el tele tenían puesto un programa de la tele japonesa acerca del fútbol de japón…
  • Corregido el nombre a Maru Ichi
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Mini-review of the week June 2, 2008

Posted by winden in in real life.
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So, having already been for 1 week at Silicon Valley… how is this place?

  • weather: Nice, sunny, malaga-like “fresquito” but not “joder que frio copón!”
  • food, part 1: enjoy the overwhelming amount of asian restaurants
  • food, part 2: chinese restaurants have the infamous fortune cookies with random messages inside
  • places, part 0: Typical highschool-teen-film-like neighbourhoods: wide streets, trees, houses with lawns and garages
  • places, part 1: Enjoy the beer garden at zeitgeist on valencia street
  • places, part 2: Marvel at the computer history museum, full of classic toys to marvel at!
  • places, part 3: Free wifi while waiting for the bus shuttles at the Mountain View caltrain station
  • people, part 1: Some random names encountered so far: Alicia, Vijay, Crystal, Fernando, Molly, Owen or Erika
  • people, part 2: At some parts of the place, you are going to find a quite high density of not-so-random Dubliners
  • people, part 3: Amongst the biggest differences to Europe, here you can and will find girls driving taxis
  • drink, part 1: All bars will ask you for some age identification to check for 21+ age
  • drink, part 2: there is no guiness here :( …
  • drink, part 3: … but there are bars with sangria! :)

BTW, don’t forget take advantage of your +16 spanish ability:

  • spanish tip 1: you can buy “picos” at the big supermarkets, just smile and ask any spanish-speaking 50s-looking mama
  • spanish tip 2: many cooks here are from spanish-speaking families, take advantage and ask for treats