Tokyo in late July
posted March 7, 2015 11:19 PM   RSS

We're Aussies visiting Japan for the first time in late July, and would love to catch up with some MeFites to do, well, whatever!
Time and date pretty flexible - we're arriving in Osaka on July 23, leaving from Tokyo on August 3. Ideally, a catch-up in Tokyo on about July 28/29-ish sounds awesome. Are there any MeFites interested in showing us a part of the city that they love?
posted by indienial to Proposed (21 comments total)

I'd love to come out and see you, but I can't really commit to things long term. When we get closer to the date, I'll have a better idea. On the other hand, if you like beer, I'm reasonably sure we can give you pointers on awesome places in Osaka, Tokyo, and elsewhere.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:02 AM on March 8, 2015

Assuming I'm still in Japan by late July, I'm definitely down for a meet up or showing you folks around. But yeah, as Ghidorah says, a bit too far out still to know for sure. Keep us updated.
posted by dubitable at 4:13 AM on March 8, 2015

I heard a rumor recently … just a rumor … about a place that might be opening 'soon', and which Tokyo MeFites would definitely like to check out. As it seems there's quite a bit of lead time on this potential meetup, perhaps the location might be a very easy pick!
posted by woodblock100 at 6:36 AM on March 8, 2015 [2 favorites]

I'm not sure if this is kosher or not, but the rumor took a dive into reality, and Mrs. Ghidorah and I are busy setting up our, uh, it's hard to explain. It's sort of a place. We make food which we hope to sell for profit. There are places to sit. You're all welcome to check it out. If it's still up and running in July, it might could do.
posted by Ghidorah at 6:11 AM on March 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

But will there be beer?
posted by woodblock100 at 6:43 AM on March 10, 2015

Also, please don't be paranoid about self linking here. A Tokyo MeFite opening a restaurant is worthy news for a Tokyo Meetup thread. Please tell us about the new place! When? Where? etc. etc.
posted by woodblock100 at 6:45 AM on March 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

Not sure if I could get up to Tokyo, but I could (depending on work details) see you if you're spending any time in Osaka/Kansai.
posted by emmling at 7:25 AM on March 10, 2015

It's in Aoyama, three minutes from Omotesando station. It's part of the Pop-up@Aoyama complex, three container boxes connected by a covered wood deck. Our shop will be the one at the back, there's a karaage shop in the middle, and the box closest to the street (Aoyama dori) is the Brimmer Beer Box, which yes, has beer. Hope to see you guys sometime soon.
posted by Ghidorah at 8:09 AM on March 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

… will be …

When do you open? Still undecided?
posted by woodblock100 at 3:30 PM on March 10, 2015

There's a lot we need to get done. We might try to open this weekend, sort of a soft open thing, but it really depends on a number of things. If not this weekend, we should be up and running by next week, I hope.
posted by Ghidorah at 5:18 PM on March 10, 2015

Seconding emmling, Osaka might work for me as well.
posted by xmts at 5:31 PM on March 10, 2015

Darn, I was just at Brimmer a few days ago. I wish there was some way to find topics like this other than by accident....
posted by Umami Dearest at 4:11 AM on March 19, 2015

You could always come back. We're actually having our full on opening tomorrow night, if anyone is in for an impromptu meetup.
posted by Ghidorah at 8:57 AM on March 19, 2015

'Tomorrow' means Friday, or Saturday?
posted by woodblock100 at 4:14 PM on March 19, 2015

Sorry, tomorrow meant, uh, today. We were pretty packed, and things went well. Pretty hopeful about the future there. So far two Tokyo Mefites have dropped by, as well as a pretty nice guy who asked me if I was Ghidorah, then identified himself as a longtime lurker who found out about my place from this post, which was pretty awesome.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:40 AM on March 20, 2015 [3 favorites]

Thanks for the tasty food … and the conversation! And sorry to keep you chatting at the window there, when you perhaps should have been busy together with Masami-san, who didn't stop working all the time I was there ...

Any other Tokyo MeFites still reading this thread, please consider a visit to Ghidorah's Magical Animal - think of it as a 'test run' for the next meetup!
posted by woodblock100 at 7:29 AM on March 21, 2015 [2 favorites]

Ghidorah, don't know when I'll be visiting again, but congratulations on the new endeavor!
posted by Runes at 12:46 PM on March 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

Anytime you can make it is a good time, Runes. Looking forward to seeing what you think of my pulled pork.
posted by Ghidorah at 8:57 AM on March 28, 2015

Oh, wow, Ghidorah that sounds awesome!! Will definitely firm up some details closer to and post in the thread here to confirm.
posted by indienial at 1:59 AM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yes indeed. I like the sound of this. Best of luck with the pop up making food for profit place!
posted by dinoworx at 2:03 AM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Sadly won't be in town in that time frame. Enjoy Tokyo! Keep hydrated.
posted by gen at 2:12 AM on April 5, 2015

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