Maria Maronati 13 years Now that’s fun… I bet it’s another italian misspelling… Maybe it was meant to be “Sballo” which means “cool!”
Now that’s fun… I bet it’s another italian misspelling… Maybe it was meant to be “Sballo” which means “cool!”
I’m not sure about the Italian word, but as far as I know, the food chain is really named Sbarro.
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sbarro
Sbarro’s is a US chain that you can find it pretty much any mall there. They have a few choices like lasagna, but the pizza and the calzones are best. It’s a little greasy if I remember right. I haven’t been to one in over a year. There’s no Sbarro’s in Singapore. There’s at least one in Manila though, which is where I had it last.
Ah ! I always check out the Akiba 48 when i’m in Tokyo :] I’m not a fan or anything but the whole ambiance of being around the fans is always an interesting vibe; usually when taking a break from Sega’s Border break and Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna on the 6th and 7th floor 🙂
Nice lil Shibuya walk, haven’t seen the Koen dori KFC. Since we’re on the topic of Western food; what’s everybody’s favorite Western style joint in Tokyo ? For me it has to be Freshness burger 🙂 Tough it’s funny how friggin expensive Western style food is (McD’s, Freshness, Mos burger) compared to just getting some cheap 500 yen ish Donbori or curry.
As far as Sbarro is concerned you hit the hammer on the nail; they’re founded in Brooklyn NY so yeah. The Japanese version; just like McD’s and KFC probably has alot of diff stuff then Sbarro elsewhere in the world.
Since I am mentioning cheap; and Sbarro is an Italian food joint, if you walk trough center gai till the end take a right then take a left inmeadetly and walk a few dozen meters then there’s this big Italian place on your left, I believe it was 850 Yen for all you can eat.
Funny how it’s packed with students *lol* as far as Tokyo is concerned; that really is the ultimate cheap eat i’ve found.
so cool. ~
Shibuya Streets Vol 12, Japan shibuya streets http://bit.ly/cRAMjD Every time i start thinking about the people and places in Shibuya. Along comes a photo walk of what has become my favorite place in Japan. The west meeting in the east, KFC, Micky D’s now Sbarro. Have only had their food once many moons ago. Just how many American style resturants are there in Japan?
I didn’t know sbarro is over there. Popular in malls here I think but I didn’t know they expanded that far.
I love this category. Always nice photos
Thanks. This was a quick shoot. Next time I will have to spend a bit more time and try some new locations in Shibuya. The crossing is very magnetic so no doubt I will still have shots from there as well. 🙂
I always love looking at photos of the big intersection coming out of the train station. Of course it always looks busy just gazing at the picture, but actually standing there really drives home just how busy it is no matter what day of the week it is. The weird thing (or maybe not!) is that I never do any shopping there when out that way. I just pop by to take a gander, then go do something else after. :p
*sigh* your photos make me want to visit Japan even more thanii already do, and at the same time, they make me a little sad, because I know I’ll probrably never get to go, because tickets are far too expensive, and being a mother to two kids under 3, there’s never enough money, or time…I think your photos, are the closest I’ll ever get to actually being there…I love them by the way, they are very beautiful. Thank you for taking these pictures, and giving me the chance to see a little bit of Japan.
So glad you enjoyed the photos. I remember a time when I was out from Japan for a few months. I was so keen to get back and remembered in my mind all the places I wanted to visit. One of the reasons for starting this blog was to have photos I could look back on myself to better remember some of the great places. Thanks for dropping by and commenting 🙂
Sbarro is American… their pizza is fast but terrible. Who knows, maybe Japanese Sbarros are better.