Thanksgiving Feasts

Food & Drink - November 20th, 2009
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Akasaka, Roppongi, Shibuya

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For a casual, homestyle Thanksgiving dinner, head over to one of Hobgoblin’s three locations in central Tokyo on Thursday, November 26. The laid back international staff will be serving up succulent roast turkey stuffed with sage, bacon and onions, and accompanied by homemade giblet gravy, roast potatoes and seasonal winter vegetables (¥1,800). Pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream is also available for an additional ¥600. Hobgoblin’s branches in Roppongi, Shibuya and Akasaka are all con- veniently located near major train stations and are outfitted with natural wood tables and furniture. Although the pubs are spacious, reservations for Thanksgiving dinner are recommended. For more information and access maps see Hobgoblin’s website.

See website for locations and contact details.



Thanksgiving dinner in Roti

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Located just down the street from Roppongi Hills, Roti will be offering a three course Thanksgiving dinner (¥4,500) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, November 26–28. The menu includes herbed goat cheese and caramelized figs or smoked duck, roquefort orange and beet salad, roast turkey with sausage chestnut stuffing and all the trimmings, plus a scrumptious dessert of silky smooth pumpkin custard or hot chocolate pudding with cappuccino ice cream. Vegetarian options are available, children are welcome, and reservations are a must. Roti will also be offering a special Thanksgiving family brunch on Sunday, November 29. All the usual brunch favorites will be on offer, plus oven roast turkey and all the trimmings, along with other exciting Thanksgiving specials for the occasion.

6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tel: 03-5785-3671

Momoniki House


Thanksgiving dinner in Momoniki House

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For vegetarians and non-turkey lovers who still want to get into the Thanksgiving spirit, Mominoki House has just the thing. This natural food restaurant near Harajuku station will be serving two alternative Thanksgiving courses. The vegetarian course includes seven kinds of vegetables, brown rice, miso soup, choice of a tofu dish, dessert and tea (¥3,800). The non-vegetarian course includes the same sides, but instead of tofu diners can choose between organic chicken and grilled seasonal fish. Mominoki House has been a leader in natural food dining since 1976, and owner/chef Eiichiro Yamada is considered an expert in the field. Stop by his cozy Jingumae eatery for a delicious and fulfilling yet healthy meal.

2-18-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tel: 03-3405-9144


Thanksgiving dinner in Gaya

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Established in 1987 near Yoyogi Uehara station, Gaya is Tokyo’s original organic izakaya. With three locations in Tokyo, plus a branch in Sendai and two international locations, Gaya aims to bring delicious and healthy food to its customers, leading to a healthy mind and body. For Thanksgiving this year Gaya is offering a special course including one of their specialties, soy chicken. This is accompanied with a variety of seasonal organic vegetables, marinated in a special sauce, and cooked to perfection. For a delicious alternative to the traditional fattening Thanksgiving fare, cut out the coupon on the next page and head over to Gaya. See website for locations and contact details.

3-11-6 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku
Tel: 03-3481-5255