France-Tei, Aqua City Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan


After a quick ride on the Yurikamome, formally the Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Waterfront Line, from Shimbashi to the island of Odaiba via the Rainbow Bridge I arrived at what I can only describe as a a mixture of a mega shopping centre and a themepark.

I had a quick walk around and was mostly underwhelmed so I decided I’d grab a bite to eat before heading back to Shimbashi.

There were many, probably hundreds of restaurants, to chose from. As I was walking around Aqua City Odaiba I found a small restaurant by the name of France-Tei. Turns out they are a chain of 25 restaurants around Japan.

Walking into the restaurant just after midday it was doing a decent trade consisting of local workers, Japanese families and a handful of tourists. Seats were available so I was shown to a double table and English menus obtained.

You can find the menu for this particular outlet here.

For my meal I ordered the garlic sizzling chicken which was freshly cooked and was served in about 10 minutes. Size was decent and the taste was great. Certainly a good meal.

For a drink I ordered a Sapporo Yebisu which was a middle of the road lager.

I’d eat at this chain again, just not in Odaiba.

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