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ANA Lounge
Narita, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 4

The best lounge in Terminal 1. Quiet with a zen aesthetic and complementary noodle bar. Less frenetic than the United Club (unless you can access the First Lounge). Possible to have a real meal here and has a wide selection of international newspapers.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Narita Guide
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Tatsu
Narita, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 3

Competent but busy noodle and curry counter near the United and Delta gates at Terminal 1. Given their virtual monopoly, pleased that they are slightly better than the typical food court / airport spot.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Narita Guide
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Quentin's Eurasian Restaurant
139 Ceylon Road, Singapore, Singapore
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 2

Not sure how this place gets the good reviews in the press. Pleasant enough as a place to sit but the food is terrible. Low quality ingredients. The seafood is very fishy and no amount of chili is going to cover that up.

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Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 4

The loungey outdoor side of this bar / restaurant gets kudos for being a sanctuary on Orchard. I definitely wouldn't eat here but a good spot for a relaxed outdoor drink.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Singapore Guide
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Long Beach Seafood (Dempsey Rd)
25 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249670
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 5

Delicious black pepper crab served up with an unexpected level of graciousness. Definitely the most friendly and attentive of the crab restaurants I've gone to in Singapore. A good spot if you are a first timer. They'll even do all of the dissection for you if you don't want to get your hands dirty -- but you should get your hands dirty.

This isn't the East Coast Park original but the crab is still good and it is much more convenient to Orchard or the CBD.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Singapore Guide
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fika
2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore, Singapore
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 3

Attractive Swedish cafe with good coffee and an extensive Swedish menu. Pleasant if not exceptional.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Singapore Guide
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Washington Street
41–59 Washington St, New York City, New York State
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 4

One of NY's best photo spots. With the right camera, you'll actually capture the Empire State Building through the arch of the Manhattan Bridge. Stunning.

The best place for a photo is Washington and Water.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Greater New York City Guide
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Spathe
8 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore, Singapore
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 4

Gastro pub with good food that punches well above what you would expect for this strip of Mohamed Sultan. Service is typical Singapore abysmal but has charm even if it seems a bit expensive given the lack of sophistication.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Singapore Guide
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Strangers' Reunion
37 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 4

Great breakfast / brunch spot with exceptionally good coffee. The menu is a mix of American / Australian and Mediterranean. The shakshouka was great.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Tampines Guide
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boCHINche
7 Rodyk Street, Singapore, Singapore
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 4

One of the better non-hotel brunches I've been to. This Argetentian spot has great food and excellent chimichurri Bloody Marys. Heavy on beef but some vegetarian friendly options. Large covered terrace for outdoor dining when it isn't too hot.

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Limoncello Italian Pizza & Grill
95 Robertson Quay, Singapore
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 2

From the outside, this place has plenty of potential. From the inside, bad service matched only by the poor quality of the food. Would be forgettable if the pricing didn't make the bad experience slightly offensive. To be avoided.

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Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 3

Cute and the food is good but very crowded and the staff all behave as if they have been lobotomized. A little pricey not to have table service.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Singapore Guide
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Flock Cafe
Kim Pong Road, Singapore, Singapore
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 4

Attractive relaxed spot to grab a coffee. Less hectic than Forty Hands but food options are limited.

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Osaka Ohsho
1-6 Iidabashi 3-Chōme, Chiyoda, Greater Tokyo, Japan
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 4

Tasty Japanese Chinese food spot. Upstairs gets a bit smokey but the counter seats downstairs are less so and make for better people watching. The chili shrimp is excellent and perfectly paired with a side of gyoza. An Osaka chain but feels a bit less corporate and has more atmosphere than the larger chains.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Greater Tokyo Guide
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Enoteca Pizzeria Kagurazaka Stagione
3-1 Kagurazaka, Chiyoda, Greater Tokyo, Japan
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 3

Probably worth an extra star if the weather is nice and you can get a terrace seat. This attractive modern pizzeria does great Napoli-style pizzas. A bit pricey but quality is good even if the service and atmosphere feel a bit stuffy and unimaginative.

A good date or business lunch option. Head up Kagurazaka, take a right just before the Royal Host and then left into the small alley just after the sushi restaurant. A good place to take a break from Japanese food if you need it.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Greater Tokyo Guide
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Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square
1-22 Akasaka 8-Chōme, Minato, Greater Tokyo, Japan
Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s rating: 3

Large space offering a wide selection of regional handicrafts from throughout Japan. Impressive for the size of the collection. A good one stop shop for souvenirs. Higher quality than Oriental Bazaar and convenient to Akasaka if you are there for meetings.

Part of Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)'s Greater Tokyo Guide
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