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Apr 15, 2010 12:36 PM

Tempura night in Tokyo --> Kondo or Mikawa

A quandary.

Last year, we had the most wonderful meal at Mikawa.
This was at the older location, before the new one opened up.
The meal was a set course, delicious, lovely, and the chef, Saotome-san was a delight. He even made a beautiful brush and ink drawing for my friend, whose birthday we were celebrating.

This year, we are torn.
The new location is open, and that is where Saotome-san is working.

Should we return to a place we love and see the sensei's dream of his new restaurant realized?
Or, should we be more travelly-adventurous and try something new and go to Kondo, which people regard very highly?


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  1. If it were me, I'd go to KONDO, since you already went to MIKAWA.

    I had a fabulous meal at Kondo last year and this year will go to Mikawa. It makes a nice compare/contrast experience.