Next stop was the much hyped DevilCraft, a craft beer bar and Chicago deep-dish pizza purveyor. We headed to their newest store in Gotanda, an area unremarkable except for its vast colonies of love hotels. DevilCraft’s wings were in fact drumsticks – now obviously this would be a heresy back home but I have noticed the chicken wings here in Japan are generally puny. It seems that as a nation Japan doesn’t feed its chickens enough steroids. Perhaps we can forgive DevilCraft.
Though the wings were fresh and juicy the Buffalo sauce clearly had ketchup as its base giving it a sickly and overpowering odour. The blue dip was a bottled salad dressing. The deep-dish pizza was nothing to get excited about either, with a distinctly vomity pong, straddling that tightrope between parmesan and puke. The thick tomato sauce so characteristic of Chicago deep-dish was nothing more than a pour of tinned tomatoes with a token smattering of pepper. Not only was the pizza comically small compared to the Large size, but the only recognisable piece of meat on the entire thing was a single piece of peperoni. It might just be teething pains at their newest site but after hearing so much hype about DevilCrat it was a real disappointment. 3/10.