Crisscross is another branch of the T.Y Harbor empire, a causal lunch place with outdoor seating in Omotesando. I got the Clubhouse sandwich with smoked chicken, ham, bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato with shoestring fries for ¥1700.
I was looking for a gyoza place that no longer exists on the south side of Nakano station and stumbled across Gen. It is a healthy alternative that serves genmai rice. I went with the cheese tonkatsu (pork cutlet) lunch set for the reasonable price of ¥850.
This is one of two Thai rrestaurants in Nakano that serve lunch and both staff Thai chefs, but I have to say this was disappointing. They are serving food for the Japanese palate i.e. with less spice than usual and don't provide condiments. I had to ask for a side of chilis.
This Nakano ramen shop serves chicken based soup with slices of chicken instead of pork. It is a much lighter style of ramen served with with thin noodles and a lemon slice. It is one of my favorites in the area so far.