October 20, 2016
We’ve been eyeballing this place for months now! It’s right beside the park, and every time we walk towards the park we hear the faint echoing sounds of the Tokyo Ghost Bar. And now, in the spirit of Halloween, we’re finally going!
So, the place we went to is called Kichijouji Ghost Izakaya Yurei. What’s clever about it is that YUUREI ゆうれい (幽霊) means “ghost”, but they created the name of the Izakaya using two different Kanji: 遊麗. The first Kanji is also YUU which means “play”, while the second Kanji is REI and means “cuteness.” So it means Ghost, but it also means Cute Play. HOLY SHIT THAT’S SO CLEVER! Because this is a Ghost bar, but it’s also cute and not just scary, since everyone is so happy and playful. Well, at least that’s what I’ve been told the Kanji. We can’t read Kanji worth a damn. But if that’s true then it’s awesome!
Side note: this place is run in part by Korean people. We’re sure of it. There’s a lot of Korean on the menu. The appetizers are called Namul, which I’m pretty sure are Korean beansprouts. And they have kimchi, legit kimchi: not the sweet stuff we sometimes find in Japan. And they have Jeon. We’re verrrrry suspicious. But we were also really happy to have good kimchi again :D
Anyhow, if you’d like to come here, we highly recommend it. It’s super cute and fun! It’s not the best food out there, but you’re coming for the fun rather than the noms. It’s located in 1 Chome-8-11 Kichijoji Minamicho, Musashino, Tokyo 180-0003. You can find more about it here, or you can call 0422-41-0194 for reservations.
Side note: if you’re looking for the winners of the Halloween candy from our Halloween food in Japan video, we’ll be announcing them in our next Eatyoursushi episode. It’s coming this Monday. We’re not traveling this time!
Lastly, if you’d like to see some more, we’ve got bloopers below. We couldn’t really show it, because it’d be weird, but there were two people beside us making out HARD! But not sexy hard. Slow, awkward hard. The girl was uncomfortable and squeamish. The guy kept trying to get her to touch his boner. It was funny and super awkward. I’m not sure if that’s the setting I’d want to get it on in. But we had a good chuckle, at least :D