Japan Day 5: Endo Sushi/Asia Nail Festival/Namba Cat Cafe Ragdoll + Mizuno

On Day 5, Mario and I went to the fish market in Noda to hunt down Endo Sushi, which has rave reviews online. We got lost and ended up spending about 30 minutes just walking and trying to find the place. 😦 However, when we finally found it, the food was so good that we decided it was all worth it!

Forgot to take pictures of the menu so here’s one from hungryinsingapore.wordpress.com! The menu here is an interesting concept. You don’t order a la carte; instead, there are a few “sets” you can choose from. Each plate of 5 kinds of sushi is priced at 1050yen, and you can request to change some of the sushi (within reason of course; as long as they’re roughly the same value).

First round – ordered plate 1 and 2. For plate 1, I requested to replace the uni (sea urchin) with hotate (scallop).

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For our second round, we ordered plate 1 and plate 4. For plate 1, I asked to change the uni (sea urchin) to anago (eel). For plate 4, I asked for the ika (squid) and ikura (salmon roe) to be changed to tamago (egg).

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The best ones were the hamachi (yellowtail), anago, sake (salmon) and toro (fatty tuna)! I think the food was pretty cheap for the quality too. Plus, because it’s a little out of the way, there wasn’t much of a crowd and we didn’t have to queue!

After the sushi breakfast, I went back to the Asia Nail Festival for a second day of learning and shopping. I spent wayyyy too much over the two days of Asia Nail Festival! (Click here for a video of the loot!) Poor Mario waited outside for about three hours and entertained himself on his phone while I was there. Best boyfriend in the world!

After that, we headed to Namba to chill at Cat Cafe Ragdoll!

So far, it’s the absolute BEST cat cafe I’ve been to… and let me just say – I have been to a lot. More than ten… and this is the best. It’s very clean, even though its cats are mostly long-haired. The charges are very reasonable too – 1000yen gets you on hour, plus some cat food, plus a drink. There’s free wifi, and it’s a comfortable place to chill. The best bit – the cats are all gorgeous, friendly, and funny!

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As you can see, some of them are super playful and very agile too!

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It was nice feeding the cats:

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There was a huge fat black cat that had a great time walking all over our table as well as Mario’s laptop while he was trying to get some work done.

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And he was not the only one…

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There was this one cat with a most unfortunately face and “haircut”…

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More cats!

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After the cat cafe, we went on to Mizuno (very famous for their okonomiyaki) for dinner!

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We ordered a yakisoba as well as their okonomiyaki. TWO THUMBS UP!

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We went just before the dinner peak timing and queued only for about 5 minutes. By the time we left, there was already a long queue outside the shop! Our bill was 2650yen, including one coke. Totally recommend going!

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