After finishing up work on Saturdays, from time to time I like to meet up with a group of students and friends to relax and unwind over dinner somewhere in the neighborhood of Smiths School of English in Fuse. (スミス英会話布施)
It’s a fun way to enjoy some casual conversation after work and also to sample some of the local restaurants （布施 レストラン）or izakayas （布施 居酒屋）in our neighborhood.
Its nothing formal and I usually plan it on a whim, often sending out some…
emails or simply mentioning it in class during the week and letting students know where I’ll be if they are interested in joining me for a chat and something to eat.
In the past, I have mentioned Yurari (ゆらり) one of my favorite izakayas （居酒屋）located at Kintetsu Shuntokumichi Station （近鉄俊徳道駅）about a 10 minute walk from Smiths School of English in Fuse.
However, on our latest Smiths School of English Fuse night out we decided to go very local and made reservations at a Japanese izakaya restaurant located literally around the corner from Smiths School of English Fuse, which is especially famous for its seafood dishes.（布施 居酒屋 魚料理）
I actually had lunch there before with a fellow Smiths School of English franchisee and the food and service were so excellent I decided I had to try their dinner as well and to introduce my students to this place.
It’s relatively new, having just celebrated their one year anniversary last month, but already it is quite popular, judging by the fact that reservations are almost always a must on Friday and Saturday evenings as the place was full.
So, I and a small group of students and friends had dinner there recently and I was very impressed!
The chef is an expert and the staff are all very friendly. Service is fast and always with a smile. It’s a family run establishment. （布施 居酒屋）
The name of the place is Shinkai （布施 深海）and you can follow the link here to understand its location.
It’s really just around the corner from the school and I guarantee most of my students walk past this little place every time they come to a lesson at Smiths School of English Fuse. （スミス英会話布施）
There is a little blue sign outside, with the logo I have used above. Just walk downstairs into the basement, and there it is!
I know many of my students take the time to read my updates on the blog here and I greatly appreciate it, so I am happy that I have the opportunity to introduce some places which I enjoyed right in our neighborhood!
If you have the chance, I highly recommend you drop in for lunch, and more so, take the time to have dinner there. You will be impressed, I guarantee it!
But remember, it’s important to make reservations if you plan on going on a weekend night.
I, and my students, had an absolutely wonderful time there and I received compliments for having chosen such a nice place in Fuse for some excellent dishes. （布施 居酒屋）
If you are ever out in Higashi Osaka, Fuse and you are in the mood for some excellent food I highly recommend you check out Shinkai, it’s about a 2 minute walk from Kintetsu Fuse Station.（東大阪 近鉄布施 居酒屋 深海）
Having the opportunity to enjoy these kinds of experiences with students is one of the many benefits of the independence offered by running a Smiths School of English franchise. （スミス英会話）
It allows us to not only meet our students in a professional setting within the classroom, but also to develop personal relationships with them in a casual setting. From reading other postings here, I know several other Smiths School of English franchisees would agree with me on this.
Alessandro “Alex” Stanciu
Smith’s School of English Fuse
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That sounds like a nice place. Thanks for the recommendation.
Doing stuff with our students outside the classroom does allow us Smith’s franchisees to develop personal relationships with our students in a casual setting, which is good.
I often have meals and drinks with my students on my days off, although on Friday nights we have a fairly regular session commencing around 10pm at Izakaya Don Bei in Koenji.
We also have three parties a year (June, September and December) which enable the students to make new friends and to catch up with other students who come along with their families and their friends
Cheers to you and your students from Smith’s School of English Koenji