Darin and I had our engagement party at Kichijoji's oldest and most famous yakitori bar, ISEYA. We love going there - the atmostphere is great, the beer is cheap, and the service is terrible (we don't mind because the beer is cheap). We mainly frequent the park branch of ISEYA, but on weekends we find ourselves often popping into the main branch of ISEYA on Kichijoji dori to have a beer at the street bar. It's a really special place. We heard a while ago that they are planning to knock the building down because it is too old and replacing it with a 14-storey building. That was about six months ago so we thought maybe it wasn't going to happen after all. Then Darin found this article on the weekend.
You know where we'll be drinking this weekend. I hate to see something so special being replaced by something so soul-less.
A better panorama shot put together by Daz. Click for a larger version.