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New York Pizza featuring Mixed Pizza at The Pizza

Today we venture to Hiro-o station in Shibuya Ward for a very delicious slice of New York Style pizza!

Spencer Amansick

Spencer Amansick

Published on 19 Jul, 12:00

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After living in Japan for almost five years, you can hear the glee of my surprise in finding a pizza shop in the suburbs of Shibuya ward. Far from the bustling inner-city streets of Shibuya, around 15 minutes south by train is Hiro-o station.

This area is filled with international delights, bright imagery and a sense of openness in the streets, including a nearby park and its surrounding shops, cafes and restaurants.

Tokyo Metro's Hibiya Line
Tokyo Metro's Hibiya Line
A lovely city to visit
A lovely city to visit

Hiroo is a district in Shibuya Ward and is considered an upmarket residential and mid-scale shopping neighborhood. Situated in the center of Tokyo, Hiroo fancies itself with modern open spaces and diverse business industry welcoming international restaurants, cafes, international markets and the like.

Lovely open spaces in Hiroo
Lovely open spaces in Hiroo
The main crosswalk is so busy
The main crosswalk is so busy

What I stumbled upon, was unique not only for Hiroo or Shibuya, but even for Japan. I finally found New York style pizza.

THE PIZZA

I spotted the restaurant based on the simplicity of its red sign and the white-lettered font simply written as THE PIZZA. What The Pizza restaurant did was give Japanese natives an opportunity to taste NY-style pizza without ever leaving Japan.

The Pizza is Hiro's secret restaurant
The Pizza is Hiro's secret restaurant
Simple is best!
Simple is best!
A very modern look with an open feel and great for dates
A very modern look with an open feel and great for dates

From Hiro-o station, you would walk less than 2 minutes west to the restaurant. When you arrive to The Pizza, you feel home away from home.

With inside and outside seating, metal tables and wooden chairs, the American contemporary style reminds its heavy influence on giving you a gateway into a modern day pizza shop.

The restaurant also plays music of featured American Pop artists and the decor is themed with Pizza literature and New York inspired visuals.

A great place to sit back and unwind with some pizza
A great place to sit back and unwind with some pizza

Upon closer inspection, The Pizza has an open glass case that displays their available pizza flavors and behind the staggering tower of ready-made pizza boxes is their large oven.

Imagine all the pizza in these boxes
Imagine all the pizza in these boxes

What is your favorite pizza flavor?
What is your favorite pizza flavor?

The Pizza restaurant offers freshly baked pizza, frozen takeout pizza slices, domestic and foreign beer, spirits and lemonade.

I had the opportunity to taste five different pizza flavors: Mushroom (¥590), Jalapeño & Onion (¥530), Margherita (¥530), Cheese (¥420) and the Mixed Pizza (¥630). Today, I want to describe the Mixed pizza flavor as it had the most value at ¥630 and was the most memorable of the line-up.

Take out options are always a good idea
Take out options are always a good idea
Friendly staff
Friendly staff
Nom Nom Nom Nom!
Nom Nom Nom Nom!

The Mixed Pizza is the gem of the entire list in the restaurant. It features the popular pan-style bake, meaning the dough was thin and similar to flatbread but chewy in the center and crispy on the outside crust.

The pizza highlights fresh mushrooms, pepperoni, green bell peppers, and onions, topped with cheesy mozzarella. The mix was perfectly seasoned with a sweet, basil, garlic tomato sauce which added freshness in every bite.

A true slice of beauty
A true slice of beauty

The New York style pizza slice was larger than your average Japanese-sized slices, however, it was surprisingly easy to hold.

I love eating pizza!
I love eating pizza!
Ain't that the truth!
Ain't that the truth!

In the end, I highly recommend The Pizza as pizza is a staple in everyone's comfort food list. The Pizza is a fantastic quick lunch option familiar to many Japanese-styled eat-and-go restaurants, but this pizza joint is also a fantastic local rendezvous for couples looking for a cheap date night or those who want pizza but do not want to commit to a whole size for themselves. Unless you're me!

We can enjoy pizza at every meal of the day and it will never interfere with our plans! I hope you can visit The Pizza and try your favorite flavor soon!

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Spencer Amansick

Spencer Amansick

I'm a social worker, teacher, blogger and twitch affiliate. I am a Conversation Teacher, and a Helper of People. I love teaching, eating pizza and playing video games. I live in Japan. Follow me on Instagram; spenceramansick619 and I have a Youtube Channel; Spenceramansick

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