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Jun 11, 2009 10:29 AM

Restaurant Suggestion for Casual Business Dinner in Tokyo

I will be heading to Tokyo soon, and will be taking out a group of around 6 business clients. I am looking for a restaurant that has a nice atmosphere, classy decor, good japanese food, (and heres the tough part) for around $50-75 per person, not including drinks.

If anyone can recommend somewhere in central Tokyo, that will both impress my clients and note break bank, I'd really appreciate it! This is not supposed to be a formal dinner, just a nice evening with out with clients, but I would still like to impress them, and not lose face by taking them somewhere too casual and cheap.

Thanks so much in advance for your suggestions.

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  1. Japanese clients? Have you considered an type of restaurant? Japanese izakaya?

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    1. re: lost squirrel

      First time to Japan, so I'm not too familiar with different types of cuisine. Clients are Chinese, and probably not too familiar with Japanese cuisine either. To be honest, just looking for a nice looking place, good food, and not break the bank. Thanks.

      1. re: simhai

        there's one seafood place that many foreigners like to go.. i tink its kaikaya

        1. re: Lucil

          Kaikaya is a fun place, but not really great for entertaining clients. It's a more casual atmosphere.
          I think Robb's suggestions, as usual, are pretty spot-on.

    2. Yuian, on the 52nd floor of the Sumitomo Building in Nishi-Shinjuku, is good for impressing visitors, and prices are fairly reasonable:

      Washoku En in Shiodome is also quite nice and affordable, as are other branches:

      There are also a few high-rise branches of Hibiki, with good food, tasteful modern decor and impressive views:

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      1. re: Robb S

        Thanks Robb, great suggestions! Really appreciated, the high rise view is just what i'm looking for also, should impress.

      2. Another great spot, with excellent service and a great wine list (reasonably priced) is Beacon.

        One of the best chefs in the city, excellent food, good service, and for sure will impress. There is a private room, but the main dining room is nice.