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Border Grill Tex-Mex in Sasazuka

We went to Border Grill again and I have to say it was way better than what I wrote last year! Since then we have tried several other Mexican places. While some were pretty good, (like Frijoles) none had the flavor this place does. Without sounding like a cheerleader, it is the best Mexican food, thus far, that we`ve tasted in Tokyo and a great value price wise! We still cannot figure out why the place never seems to be filled....maybe because it is a bit of a walk from the station, not in a Gaijin neighborhood, or is it the big fiberglass busty woman at the front door?

Jan 30, 2010
nekkotachi in Japan

Border Grill Tex-Mex in Sasazuka

Thanks! This address is much better. The web address I posted was off their English business card and hadn`t tried it.

Nov 16, 2009
nekkotachi in Japan

Border Grill Tex-Mex in Sasazuka

In general finding good TexMex in Japan is a challenge. There are few such places and chains like Zest may have the splashy "Disney-like" decor but lack authentic flavor or a reasonable price.

A couple of weeks ago, my friend and I decided to try a place we had seen several times but always passed by near Sasazuka. Our past experiences with Mexican food in Tokyo lowered our expectations but at the Border Grill we were pleasantly surprised!!

This hideaway looks typically local....if it were in Texas. The busty fiberglass replica of a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader astride the sidewalk in front of the entrance may have looked a bit tacky but lent to a homy sense of Texan ambience.

Striking was the lack of people there on a Friday night (or the other nights we passed by). Sasazuka isn't a hotbed of activity but this haunt deserves much more attention!

Maybe it was several previous bad experiences with Mexican food in Japan that lowered our own expectations or maybe it was because we were really hungry that we found the food to be pretty darn good! It still wasn't "authentic" but closer to anything we had previously partaken in this country. The prices weren't too bad either!!! We left there satisfied and will definitely go back. Our meal for two with drinks was under 5,000 yen.

Boarder Grill is about a five minute walk from Sasazuka Station on Nakano Dori north of Kosyu Street. Their website is: http//:www.border-grill.com

Nov 16, 2009
nekkotachi in Japan

Need Help for Birthday Party!

Thank you! I will check it out tonight for dinner. Of course, if you have any more ideas later, they would be most welcome!!! Thanks so much for taking time to respond!!!!!! All the best.

Sep 29, 2009
nekkotachi in Japan

Need Help for Birthday Party!

Am looking for a reasonably priced restaurant in Shinjuku, Akasaka, Shibuya, Omotesando, (those areas) for a surprise birthday party for a friend. Need some place that can hold about 20 people and has a nice party set menu. This my first time to do this so I really need suggestions and good advice. Thanks!

Sep 28, 2009
nekkotachi in Japan

Ristorante ASO-signature dishes?

Hi! I just joined this site and think your idea is terrific!! I am currently out of Tokyo for a few more weeks but will be back the middle of August. Would love to be part of your group!!!!!! Don`t know how this will work, but hope you can contact me back.

Jul 28, 2009
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