Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The prices at Tokyo 7-7 are a bit of a time warp as it is easy to have a complete meal for $5 and at breakfast for $3. The establishment has had cheap rent for decades, enabling them to offer reasonable prices, but those days have come to an end. The food is not destination-worthy but if you are in the neighborhood then you should check it out before Saturday December 18th, the last day to get the Tokyo 7-7 Special of Cha-Shu, Sunomono, Tamagoyaki, Miso Soup and Rice, all for $6.10. These days sleek spots like Libra and Epicerie are opening in the neighborhood; places like Tokyo 7-7 are closing and are not being replaced.
Zach from Midtown Lunch and I had lunch there yesterday and came upon the closing sign. We ordered a variety of items including the signature Tokyo 7-7 Special, and the Chicken Teriyaki Bowl. When the doors close for the last time on a week from Saturday it will be the end of an era, not just for the restaurant but for the neighborhood.
Tokyo 7-7 Coffee Shop: 3839 Main Street Culver City. Located in the alley behind main street and behind the Cardiff Avenue parking structure. Phone: (310) 204-5728. Open Monday - Friday from 7 am - 3 pm and Saturday 8:30 am - 2 pm. Only until December 18th.