【Harajuku Lunch】RedRock Harajuku – Japan meets U.K.?! Grubbing a meaty meal at the much-hyped store

19.August.2015 | FEATURES / FOOD

Hi everyone! Hope you guys have been spending a great summer so far!

I, Babukabon, reppin’ Harajuku’s one and only information center MOSHI MOSHI BOX, will be taking you through some of the best dishes and stores that can be found in the Harajuku area on my column.

For my first entry, I decided to visit “RedRock,” a store that’s been getting an increasing amount of attention by the day. I’d heard about the hype on this store, and how hungry kids wait in line for hours to get a bite of their popular Roast Beef bowl. They’re originally based in Takadanobaba, but they’d recently opened up a store in Harajuku which was a perfect occasion for me to find out what this hype was all about!

Moo says the cow ♪ If you spot this cow, you’ve safely arrived:

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Make sure you purchase a food ticket from the machine outside of the store first, then get in line. I heard there’s a one to two hour wait at the store in Takadanobaba, but here in Harajuku, I was able to sneak in in about 10 minutes! (We started lining up a little before 2PM)

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The moment you enter the restaurant, you can sniff all the greatness that’ll soon make its way to your hungry stomachs. The interior is quite fancy, they even have a bar counter at the far corner of the store.

Since it’s my first time here, I had to have the most popular RedRock Roast Beef bowl.

While we wait for my food to arrive, let me supply you with some Japanese food knowledge…

-What’s a “don” (bowl)?-

Usually with a “don,” you’ll find rice on the bottom, and various ingredients on top that covers up the rice. We also call it “don-mono.” We have various types of “don”s – place tempura (deep fried vegetable/seafood) on top and you’ve got a “Ten-don,” place a chicken tucked inside fried egg and you’ve got an “Oyako-don.” More often than not these “don”s are styled with Japanese-styled toppings, but here at RedRock, they’ve gone and done an East-meets-West-don placing roast beef, (an English dish,) on top of rice!

I handed my ticket over to the staff and waited a couple of minutes in excitement…

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OH MY GOODNESS! Look how gorgeously they’ve piled a roast beef on top of another…and another!

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So let me go ahead and devour this…”Itadakimasu!”

※In Japan, to express gratitude towards the food we eat, we say “Itadakimasu.” Bring your palms together if you want to look more proper.

“This is delicious! These slices are huge! The sweet and spicy sauce on the rice also has a nice twist.”

It’s a little difficult to eat, so if you’re not too good with chopsticks, I suggest you get yourself a spoon.

“Gochisousamadeshita!”

※As we started off with “Itadakimasu,” this is a phrase that ends the meal.

In Japan, there’s a saying that tells you to eat only until you’re 80% full (hara hachibunme), because that’s the sweet spot, but this one fills you up to at least 90%. But mixing the meat with the raw egg and their original mayo sauce didn’t get me bored while digging into the bowl.

Babukabon rates RedRock!

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Exterior ★★★☆☆ → The exterior was kept simple, which made the cow stand out and in turn making it easy to spot

Interior ★★★★★ → Fancy, and has a relaxed atmosphere

Food ★★★★☆ →Presentation ◯、Taste ◯、Easy to eat? △

It was a little difficult to eat with chopsticks though I’m pretty skilled with chopsticks! The sweet and spicy sauce on the rice was delicious. I could eat two bowls of rice if I had that sauce on top.

Service ★★★★★ → Extremely fast. They didn’t make me wait at all!

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Overall rating for today…

★★★★☆

Four stars!!!!

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Go and try out the amazing roast beef bowl at RedRock! I think I’ll have a go at the steak bowl on my next visit ♪

《Information》

■RedRock Harajuku

Address: Fuji Building B1F, 3-25 12, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Access:6 min. walk from Meiji Jingu-mae (Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line), 8 min. walk from Harajuku station (JR Yamanote line)

Hours:10:00~22:00

Call:03-6721-1729

Credit card:×

Official site:http://www.rb-syuhari.com/

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