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Aug 27, 2008 01:38 AM

To all Japan (esp. Tokyo) based chowhounds


I am sure we all have plenty of friends who appreciate good food, and whom we enjoy dining with at Tokyo's great restaurants. However, perhaps some of you might be interested in meeting fellow chow-hounders to enjoy food, wine or sake with. It would be good to have some sort of circle of like-minded individuals who are genuinely passionate about food. We could on occasion either eat somewhere special ("special" in terms of quality, atmosphere, etc. - can be expensive or dirt cheap), or organise a wine tasting. When I used to live in London, we would organise lots of different wine tastings - not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon / evening! It would be fun to do this sort of thing with some fellow hounds and other friends.

Please let me know if this might be of interest. You can also drop me an e-mail if you want. Do you know if this site has a policy against giving out e-mail addresses (some sites do)?

    1. re: Melanie Wong

      That is very useful indeed, thank you. The link says that any chowhound dinners and similar (which apparently are organised often throughout the world) should not be discussed on the board, but over e-mail. Therefore, if you are interested, please e-mail me at

    2. I'm game. By the way, Ristorante Aso in Daikanyama is one of my favorite restaurants in Tokyo. They can make something as simple as a mikan a delight on the palate.

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      1. re: Uncle Yabai

        Brilliant, that is definitely my favourite Italian in Tokyo (and probably not just in Tokyo), and I am always happy to go and try a new menu (they change their menu 4 times a year). The one beef I have with them is that they have relatively few Italian wines, and lots of French wines. If they had the Italian wine list of Angolo in Hiroo, and the food they have, their place would be sheer perfection.

        Let's communicate over e-mail re: organising something, the chowhound administrators appear to prefer that.