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“Amazing Izakaya”
Review of 35 Steps Bistro

35 Steps Bistro
Ranked #32 of 8,056 Restaurants in Shibuya
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We found it without reading the directions stated in TA. Took a while but we counted the steps and found it!

The ambiance is amazing. The food was great. truly a great experience.

1  Thank Orval19
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Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We met friends who reserved a tucked-away booth which unlike most restaurants, was not relegated to a forgotten corner where service was lacking. Instead our waiter was in and checking on us often abut unobtrusively. He was also available at the call of "sumimasen!". The food was an array of traditional (sashimi), nouveau (cheese tofu served with honey), different (curly fries with a spicy cod roe (mentaiko) topping, and everything was delicious. Definitely a place to re-visit.

1  Thank ChezzaL
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

This place had a great vibe, and we only had to wait 10 minutes for a table even though we hadn't booked and it was a busy Saturday night. Food was lovely, we particularly enjoyed the grilled saba, slightly cured mackerel that they grill at the table, but all the dishes we tried were delicious. The only minus was that we had to wait about 40 minutes for our last dish, but we heard our chef/waitor being yelled at for being slow so maybe we just had some bad luck..
Would definitely recommend this place to a friend.

1  Thank Nougatbjornen
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We learned about this restaurant from a forum and thanks to the tips from other reviewers on TA, we found the place without too much problem.

We ordered the bamboo sake and it was delicious. Great start of the evening. Ordered three out of five top items, and they were spot on. Cheese tofu was creamy and tasty, the tuna/avocado dish was an art, friendly to the less adventurous sort like me, and the fish was perfectly seasoned and broiled at the table. The rest of items we ordered were good though not as special as the ones from top menu.

Great ambience for gathering and fun dates. Place is buzzing. Love watching the chefs and waiters move around skillfully.

We don't speak Japanese so appreciated the English menu.

Suggest that you make a reservation. We were there at 6.30 on weekday so was lucky enough to have a table. But the place was packed from 7 onwards.

Will definitely come back.

Thank LianaSeah
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

A challenge to find, which is part of the fun. Great atmosphere, wonderful staff, and lovely food. We were given a seat at the bar, where you can watch the chefs at work and chat with them. All of the food we had was good, as was the sake. It was very reasonably priced, too. Most definitely a place to return to regularly (well, as regularly as I'm in Tokyo ...).

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2  Thank middlefarne
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