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“All rats on deck!”
Review of Canal Cafe

Canal Cafe
Ranked #36 of 9,177 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Reviewed September 16, 2012

As a long-time Tokyo resident I often enjoy visiting the deck-side area of Canal Cafe for a quiet evening meal. Last night was my first time to visit in a year. How things change!
Deck-side, it was bustling with BBQ parties and drunken, boisterous university students. And every few minutes we would see a rat or two milling about. Also, staff would announce that someone's order was ready over loud-speakers, even though customers are already given devices for this that buzz. And why are deck chairs along the railing crammed so closely together? I hope it was just an off-night...very disappointing and we didn't stay long.

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

This restaurant/cafe is a classic in Tokyo. The food is not particularly tasty nor "real Italian", but being on the river, the atmosphere is unique. You can enjoy with a date, friends or family.
I would not go there for dinner, but it is ideal for an afternoon tea/coffee, even alone.
Can't say that the coffee is particularly tasty, but it is up to standard for an upscale Tokyo clientele. I'll give it definitively a "go".

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