Very tasty Japanese food from sushi rolls to seaweed salad. There is a full bar, which comes in handy to provide liquid courage on karaoke night, which tends to be Friday evening.
Price: $$ to $$$ of $$$
Directions: From U.S. Embassy Bravo gate, turn right to walk down the hill. When you get to the main road, take a right onto Ahmet Krasniqi. Go past the red-and-white Maxi sign that will be on your right, and soon you will see Tokyo’s white, black, and red sign on the right hand side. It is in a little strip of stores right before you get to the big traffic circle. It is able to be walked in perhaps 20-25 minutes, but there is usually parking so drive if you have the option, or you can always take a taxi.
The movie theater usually shows two movies for a period of a few weeks at a time, usually one at 6PM and one at 8 or 10 PM. Select American blockbusters can often be seen here, such as Men in Black III or Spiderman. The dialogue is in English with Albanian subtitles.
You go into the theater and pay 3 euro per ticket, choosing your own seats on a sheet of paper. There are a few tables in the lobby and you can buy bottles of beer to drink there, or take into the theater with you. The theater is never too crowded, but there are no previews and the movie starts on schedule, so best to be on time. A fun date night idea!
Kino ABC web site: http://kinoabc.info/al/
Walking Directions: From the U.S. Embassy Bravo Gate, take a left to walk up the hill to the Dragodan Steps. Descend the steps and cross over the main road (Zagrebi). Bear right as the road splits onto Fehmi Agani. At the large intersection (with bakery Ma Belle in front of you), turn right onto Luan Haradinaj. Continue a short distance; when you see the police station (Policia e Kosoves) on your right, take a left onto Rexhep Luci, toward Nene Teresa Blvd. Kino ABC will be on your right hand side before you get to Nene Teresa.