Chip wrote:... however I am sure the overwhelming majority of Westerners (not just those living in the USA) welcome Ippodo to NYC, NY, USA, West. We can only hope to see more tradtional Japanese vendors making the bold move westward.
Royce Chocolate of Sapporo Japan recently open a tiny shop in NYC .
509 Madison Ave (between 52nd St & 53rd St)
http://royceconfectusa.com/portfolio/na ... egreentea/
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/dinin ... .html?_r=0