The Pink Cow is a restaurant in Roppongi that has been a feature of Tokyo's main nightlife district for over a decade. And in an area where places come and go very quickly, ten years is very respectable.
Housed in spacious premises just below street level - and with open access to street level, the Pink Cow has occupied several spots in Roppongi over its history, only enhancing its legendary status as a stayer.
The Pink Cow is owned by a native of California, and offers that California vibe blending the chilled and the exuberant in a casual atmosphere of openness and hospitality.
I was at the Pink Cow with friends last Friday, and took in a stageshow of elegant and ebullient Peruvian dance by a charming couple: a younger man with an older woman, over a delicious meal prepared by the Pink Cow's chef, who has five-star hotel experience - and for no more than 2,000 yen per person.
I didn't have any, but the Pink Cow even accepts Bitcoins! How California is that?
The Pink Cow has a variety of different theme events, meals and happy hours that can be checked out, along with its location, on the Pink Cow website.
Pink Cow hours: 5pm-late; last food order at 10:30pm
but with lunch 11:30am-3:30pm on Wed, Thu, Fri only (and special occasions)
Roi Bulding B1F
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
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