Jan 22 2016 18 CommentsTokyo waterside restaurant An eatery that’s sadly nowhere near as glamorous as the title may suggest.
Haha, is that the same Denny’s as the chain restaurant here in North America? If so, they have great breakfasts.
Yes. Well, pretty sure it is. One of many ‘family restaurants’ â€“ their menus covering a huge variety of food types. Not sure about the breakfasts though.
It looks like a large floating coffee barge, or a place where you might get damp socks. Methinks you are not likely to become a Denny’s denizen?
It does, doesn’t it? Hadn’t thought of that. But no, not somewhere I’ll be heading. Water or no water!
Really cool picture. It is so simple, but I am assuming there was some thought and work involved to get this picture right. Would like to see this in b&w too.
Cheers. It was very simple to be honest. My main objective was getting the sign reflected, which was easily done. Then it was just a case of lining up the shot.
Didn’t work as well for me in black and white. Without the red of the sign, it was quite dull.
A striking composition. When scrolling up or down the horizontal lines send my eyes wappy 🙂
There was a Denny’s visible from our hotel in West Shinjuku and we tried it one evening, but after 15 minutes waiting to be seated in a 2/3rds empty place we went elsewhere. I later found out it was an American chain – not one I’d come across before. Not that that is a bad thing – we had great service at Starbucks in Shibuya and Shinjuku.
There are a lot of lines, aren’t there?
You didn’t miss much. Pretty cheap and presumably very passable fare, but nothing at all in regards any kind of experience. Best left for times when food is desperately needed and there’s absolutely nothing else nearby.
Cool pic! Do the Japanese Denny’s have English language menus?
Cheers! Can’t speak for Denny’s specifically, but similar restaurants generally have English on the menu, although not exactly an English menu.
Can you please tell me which Denny’s store this is?
Great picture. And even if it is only a Denny’s the atmosphere might be interesting after all.
Yeah, no problem. Here’s the address: ã€’131-0034 Tokyo, Sumida, Tsutsumidori, 1 Chomeâˆ’19âˆ’11, ãƒªãƒãƒ¼ã‚µã‚¤ãƒ‰éš…ç”°ã‚¬ãƒ¼ãƒ‡ãƒ³ãƒ—ãƒ©ã‚¶
First thought was it might be between Tsukiji and Tsukishima but that one isn’t build at the waterfront after all.
d. minnis says
Great art shot Lee, tricky to get all those horizontal lines perfect and you did it.
Thanks! Not the kind of thing I usually shoot, but good to mix things up sometimes. Pleased the way it came out too, and those lines you mentioned came out surprisingly nicely.
I wouldn’t eat at a Denny’s here in the States, let alone in Japan. That’s it. I don’t have anything funny or educational to say about this. You may now stop reading. Forever.
Likewise, unless there really wasn’t anything else. And thankfully in Japan, that’s a very unlikely scenario.
When there are so many other great places to eat in Japan, why would anyone eat at Denny’s? Unless… Unless Denny’s in Japan is vastly superior to Denny’s in the US, which IS possible. But TGI Friday’s in Japan is just as mediocre as TGI Friday’s in the US. I have an uncle named Denny.