Honeymoon In Tokyo
We will be stopping in Tokyo (on the way to Thailand) for four days as part of our honeymoon. We are looking for some recommendations, and could think of no better place to look than here. We will be staying at the Park Hyatt and would like to get a good taste (couldn't resist) of the Tokyo food scene. We hope this will include some unreal sushi, some premium beef, ramen, yakitori and other can't missses. Where would you eat if you were in Tokyo for 4 days?
My 4-day eating itinerary next week (part of a slightly longer stay):
Sushi Kanesaka, Kyubey, Tempura Kondo + 1 ramen place, probably Ichiran
Yukimura, Les Creations de Narisawa, Kikunoi Akasaka, Ryugin
No teppanyaki this trip but I particularly enjoyed Ukai-tei on my last trip.
One of the regular recommendations is Birdland for Yakatori. I went there when I was in Tokyo last month and had a great meal. The liver and the chicken thigh were especially good but that's what you'd expect at a 1 starred Michelin place. Oddly the tomato in the small salad we got was incredible!!?? Someone might have a better "local" joint recommendation, though.
This is personal taste but I prefer Fuku (not just food but also in terms of lack of formality, no fixed sittings, price, etc). I know some others on this board do as well, but some others again would prefer Birdland. personal taste. It is also a slightly different creature - not posh, just a bloody good neighbourhood yakitori place.
this is the link the WSJ posted regarding a 72 hours in Tokyo eating spree.
I have enjoyed uogashi senryou at tsukiji & hakone (lunch is the best deal)
keizo's webpage at goramen is fantastic. here's his link:
and sushi jiro:
had the misfortune of taking an out of town guest there expecting the best. There wasn't one redeeming dish, and based on the chewiness I suspect much of the meat was frozen. Considering the cheapest course is $70 pp I would have at least expected mediocre. I don't know how to be more explicit, it was CRAP! Nishiazabu toriyoshi, jinbocho's jusanya, iidabashi's yamuchan, komagome's Masuda, Asakusa's Bancho, and Kinshicho's Michelin rated Toriki are some of the best in Tokyo, Birdland does not compare to any of them.