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Fantastic Kaiseki in Tokyo

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I'm in Tokyo for two weeks, and I've got enough budgeted for one more really nice meal before I go home on Friday.

I'd prefer it to be a traditional Japanese kaiseki type meal, and was wondering if someone could recommend a good place to go for it. I'm staying at the ANA Hotel in Tameike/Akasaka, but I'm willing to travel a bit. Must be able to start as late as 7:30 or so since I'm working days.

Price range preferably 15000-20000 yen, although I can go a little higher if need be (or lower if something good can be had for less!)

Looking forward to some great suggestions. Thanks!

Craig

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  1. Kozue in the Park Hyatt has excellent food and nice pottery, and they're very accessible to English-speaking diners.

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        1. Craig--
          You need to stop this work nonsense for a moment and move on to more important stuff like letting us know about your Kaiseki experience.

          1. A Japanese friend recently had kaiseki for LUNCH at Ichimatsu near Asakusa. It was 3,500 yen for lunch, and they also had a 5,000 yen lunch. Apparently it is much more expensive at dinner for the same thing. Reservations are highly recommended.
            Surprisingly, they have a Web site.
            More surprisingly, there is an English version.
            http://www.ichimatsu.co.jp/english.html

            Prices listed on the English web site are higher than what my friend paid, so maybe they have a "tourist rate." In any case, confirm prices when you reserve.

            Ichimatsu
            3841-0333
            Kaminari-mon 1-15-1