For many commuters, Yoyogi-Uehara is simply the name of a station at which they change for an express train home. It is also the kind of upmarket address which, if you live there, means you have arrived.

A very sedate collection of shops and restaurants line the street next to the station. There is virtually no neon and certainly no hawkers.

If you take the stairs to the right of the exit and then turn right along this street, you will find Fireking Cafe on the left at the very end. And its interior, service and pricing describe Yoyogi-Uehara to a T.