Call it Japanese-Cajun fusion or Neo-Southern-Washoku, but no one disputes the food at Hello Old Timer is just plain delicious. Off the beaten path in Ekoda, 10 minutes west of Ikebukuro on the Seibu line, Hello Old Timer is a place you go searching for simply because there is nothing else like it in Japan or probably the world. The food is decidedly Southern USA: po’ boy sandwiches and gumbo are favorites. But they always contain a Japanese twist, usually with a local Japanese ingredient like kabocha (pumpkin) or katsu style fried pork cutlet. Your choice of 3 lunch sets can include a delicious cup of hand poured coffee, hot or iced, for 1000 yen.