Really interesting meal.
Process: First, you actually buy your meal from a vending machine at the doorway. The machine doesn’t actually give you the food, but instead prints a ticket – movie ticket style – which you then sit at the U shaped counter and give your ticket to the big guy who runs up and down inside the U to take your ticket to the kitchen and about 1 minute later brings you a tray of whatever you ordered.
Food: That is a raw egg. You crack it open, add soy sauce and spicy spices (alliteration!) and then pour over your meat (don’t ask what kind!) and rice bowl. It actually tastes quite good. Then, the other bowl is filled with a minced meat (again, don’t ask about quality) and some udon noodles. You also get free cold green tea (very smoky flavor).
Overall: The meal was especially good for a slight hangover. The entire purpose of the service is to facilitate speed, so no one talks in this restaurant and it is head’s down slurping and eating. We were in and out in 15 minutes max.