Cheese Meets Meat

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Name: Cheese Meets Meat

Kind: Restaurant

Location: 35°42’00.14″ N 139°45’10.76″ E

Station: Suidobashi Station or Korakuen Station

Phone: 050-5597-3769 (+81-50-5597-3769)

Free WiFi: Unknown

Worth it? Absolutely.

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Last updated 8/23/2020

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In western Tokyo, just south of Tokyo Dome City, there’s an upscale little restuarant called Cheese Meets Meat. The original one is in Yokohama.

This quaint little restaurant is superb – a must see if you are in Tokyo.

The menu is quite good – most are traditional dishes but heaped with all kinds of extra cheese. Prices are a bit on the high side – around $30-$40 per person, but well worth it. The quality is excellent.

They also feature delivery.

To get here take the JR Chuo Line or the Toei Mita Line and get off at Suidobashi Station. Exit the northwest exit, go around the corner, and head south down the street. Cheese Meets Meat is down about 2.5 blocks on the right.

You can download a complete train map here.

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Exit here (north/west exit), turn left out of the station, left again at the corner and head south.

You’ll pass several side streets – there’s a cheap 200¥ coin locker on one if you need one, and Cheese Meets Meat is on down a bit on your right.

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You’ll pass this coin locker on your left.

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Pass this side street.

From Tokyo Dome City

If you are coming from Tokyo Dome City (TDC), head out the south exit on the west side of the complex, cross the little bridge there, and head south on the street straight ahead. Cheese Meets Meat is down just 2 blocks to the south.

To get to TDC, take either the Marunouchi or Namboku Metro subway line, and head up into the TDC complex (the Metro station is across the street from TDC). Cross through the LaQua complex (towards the stadium), head to the right down the stairs beyond the stadium, through a small covered area where First Cabin is, across another small foot bridge, and down the stairs + cross the street. Make a dog-leg left down the street towards Cheese Meets Meat.

Cross through the LaQua area shown here (the other direction – this is facing north).

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Go past Tokyo Dome Stadium to the left in this photo...

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And down the stairs + through the small covered area on the right.

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The covered area from the reverse angle. There’s a bowling alley and First Cabin.

Exit the covered area….

And head down this ramp.

Immediately on your right you’ll pass this Koban (police box).

Looking back north towards Suidobashi Station. Cheese Meets Meat is on the left. Tokyo Dome City is at the end of the street straight ahead.

A Shortcut From Suidobashi Station

There’s actually a quicker shortcut to Cheese Meets Meat from Suidobashi Station: if you exit the station from the east exit and loop around the long side of the station to the south, you’ll come to the trestle shown on the right above. If you turn hard left here, it will take you down a short diagonal side street which will end right across from Cheese Meets Meat. Don’t head down the tiny street straight ahead, but instead make the hard left down the larger side street shown on the left above. This photo is looking southwest.

Additional Photos

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Namboku Line Korakuen Station (N11) – it’s in the basement across from TDC.

Marunouchi Line Korakuen Station (M22)

JR Suidobashi Station east exit – take the north/west exit instead. Take the east exit here + turn right at the street shown ahead for the shortcut mentioned above. Note the nice brand new renovation paint job on the overhead tracks.

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Head south down the street for Cheese Meets Meat on the right.

Enjoy!

LINKS

https://cheese-meets-meat-yokohama.com/

https://r.gnavi.co.jp/4z5fs7zm0000/

https://restaurant.ikyu.com/108595/

https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1310/A131003/13234784/

https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/e891.html

https://www.tokyometro.jp/lang_en/station/line_namboku/index.html

https://www.kotsu.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/services/subway/stations/suidobashi.html

http://japan.apike.ca/japan_tokyo_suidobashi.html

https://www.tokyometro.jp/en/subwaymap/

https://www.jrailpass.com/blog/chuo-sobu-line

VIDS

Tokyo Dome City – Part 2: Enjoy Tokyo Dome City

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Name: Tokyo Dome City (TDC)

Kind: Town

Free Wifi: Yes

Location: 35°42’16.95″ N 139°45’10.95″ E

Station: Korakuen Station (M22) on the Metro Maronuchi Subway Line.

Worth it? Do not miss it.

Our Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

Updated 3/14/2021

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Now that you’ve got your bike parked (or took the train and walked) it’s time to head to Tokyo Dome City. From the bike park mentioned in Part I, head south on foot, and at the next light hang a left. This puts you onto a sidewalk which has an entrance to the Tokyo Dome City courtyard.

Shops (the LaQua area) are on the right, including a great nana’s green tea on the 2nd floor on your left, and the ticket booth in a few yards ahead on the right. There’s also a Baskin Robbins nearby as well as a host of other shops. nana’s green tea is known for their huge matcha green tea sundaes.

You can buy an individual attraction ticket, or a pass for around $40. There’s a roller coaster, ferris wheel, and water ride. After purchasing your ticket(s), keep heading south for the stairs or elevator to the rides. Some are up on the 4th + 5th floors.

You can walk the shopping + food levels before or after the rides. Most of them are on the left.

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LaQua shopping + food levels.

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nana’s green tea is on the 2nd floor – a must-visit.

The food court level near LaQua.

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A map of the LaQua area on the 1st floor.

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Map of TDC overall. Up is north.

MeetPorts area with Tokyo Dome Hotel behind it.

JR Suidobashi Station just south of TDC area.

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The Big O ferris wheel is on the 5th floor.

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After you’ve enjoyed the rides + shops, head further south on the 2nd flood and you’ll come to Tokyo Dome Stadium. There are more shops + food here, including a brand new Shake Shack burger place. There’s also a ballaprk store.

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Tokyo Dome Stadium – photo taken from the 4th floor of the La Qua mall.

Hallway leading to Korakuen Station. There is also a spa + KFC at the end.

Korakuen Station. TDC is just to the left. The Maronuchi Line runs overhead.

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Sidewalk looking south outside TDC.

A MOS Burger to the north of TDC on the east side of Hakusan Dori. Just to the north is Sugamo, and then Itabashi.

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Tokyo Dome Hotel is right across the street to the south.

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Off to the east 14 miles is the fabulous Tokyo Sky Tree.

Keep walking, and eventually you’ll come to an overpass walkway. There’s a Denny’s and even a First Cabin capsule hotel, shown on the right below.

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Look to your left on the walkway and you’ll see the MeetsPort shopping mall a block to the east..

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On an overpass to the south. MeetsPort is the lighted circular building on the left. Suidobashi Station is to the right. This is facing east.

Another view of MeetsPort.

This is where things get interesting. If you exit the walkway down to the street, you’ll see Suidobashi Station right in front of you. Walk past it, then hang a left onto Suidobashi Blvd.

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This gets more into the business district, but there are endless restaurants + shops on Suidobashi Blvd. as well.

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There’s also a small coin locker behind the station where you can stash your stuff – if you can find a empty one.

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The side streets and the alleyways.

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There are endless fascinating restaurants such as Cheese Meets Meat on Suidobashi Blvd.

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There’s also the ubiquitous MOS Burger a few blocks down.

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You can easily walk 5 miles down Suidobashi Blvd. and not get bored.

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Also – behind Suidobashi Station there is another massive hidden bike parking area.

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Circle back to Suidobashi Station and your journey is complete – well, almost.

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Climb up onto the pedestrian walkway next to Suidobashi Station for a bird’s eye view. Including another great restaurant below: No Noodles, No Life.

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One last stop you may want to make on your way home: another mega Don Quijote discount store right across the street to the northeast of Tokyo Dome City.

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Tokyo Dome City from the southeast. The Hub British pub is shown on the corner.

Another view of the above scene, but approaching from the south. Don Quijote is on the right. If you turn right (east) here, you’ll be on the street that eventually takes you to Ueno:

LINKS

https://whereintokyo.com/venues/25352.html

VIDS

Tokyo Drew has a few nice vids on the Tokyo Dome area:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_kOKCbV77U&feature=share