It has been 5.5 years since we went out with Dave back in Tokyo … Since then he had spent several years in Paris and now the last 1.5 years he lived in Kyoto. We went to a nice okonomiyaki place by a small river. Excellent view, nice atmosphere and great food.
Afterwards Ritsu and Julius went home and I introduced Dave to that izakaya hole-in-a-wall place from 2 nights ago. When the owner lady saw 2 gaijin coming in, she looked a bit worried and asked “you speak japan?” …but after a while she remembered me and was very happy that I had come back, instead of trying one of the other 1000 places in the area.