Betonamuchan is an authentic tasting Vietnamese restaurant in Okubo near the station. I stopped by for the beef pho (Hanoi style) lunch set with fried and fresh spring rolls for ¥900. I'd like to come by for dinner some timee.
There's a great new little breakfast and brunch place in Hiroo, Jade 5. I had the breakfast burrito, but I'll be back to try the omelet, eggs benedict, and burgers.
Update: Two more visits and I'm happy to say the omlet is top notch as well, still need to try eggs benedict.
The burgers are above average, but not as good as those at nearby Homework's or Burger Mania. The fries were tasteless. I was intrigued by the bacon chicken sandwich, and that would be the next lunch time choice.
Sync in Ebsiu, looks to be a branch of the the curry shop in Gakudaigaku on the Toyoko line. It is a healthy soup curry restaurant. I had the chicken spinach curry with salad for ¥990, the other choice was a green curry. They serve genmai rice, so I felt as though I were eating very healthy indeed.
Sougenji was built to appease the turtle-like kappa that are known to pull children off bridges and drown them. People leave cucumbers to appease these aquatic goblins who need to keep water in the bowl like dent on their heads to survive.