4 Days Tokyo-Eat a little of everything
Four days in tokyo...I want to try and eat my way through the city...Down for anything from street venors to about $100/h meals.
Definitely want to try horse, an unagi restaurant, also, some good breakfast recomendations are welcome..
will travel to just about anywhere accessible by subway...not sure if there are any ethnic food stand outs that I should get in tokyo that I haven't heard about?
I know I'm leaving some broad strokes here, but any direction would help.
I highly recommend you try the amazing shirayaki unagi at Godaime Nodaiwa in Higashi Azabu. Be sure to make reservations early...
Another fantastic but a bit out of the way place for unagi is Yutaka in Haneda (the town in Ota-ku that the airport is named after). Yutaka is actually best known for its luscious anago, but the unagi is also fantastic.
I am not much into basashi (horse sashimi) or baniku (horse meat) but a place called Tengoku in Ueno is very famous for their horse meat dishes.
What kind of breakfast are you looking for? Breakfast is not big in Japan unfortunately... There are many interesting place to eat in the morning, but it might not be what you expect...
Here are the telephone numbers of the places mentioned above:
Tengoku - 03-3824-3211
thanks for info...i feel like it is my duty to try horse...read about a place called bakuro in ebisu..seems like a good spot.
As far as breakfast is concerned, I've had trouble figuring out what traditional breakfast would be...definitely open to places you consider worth stopping at...
Also, really interested in finding an okonomiyaki restaurant...it seems to be more of an osaka thing, but was wondering if I would find it in tokyo/kyoto/hakone (restaurant recs for hakone would be great. Will be there one 1.5 days...)
If you really like horse, or just want to try it along with lots of other raw meats - check out the restaurant alley in Ebisu.
Asomaniac and I went there shortly before I left the country and some of it was pretty fantastic, not all of it however. Here's a bit of info : http://e.netafull.net/eat/hand-rolled...
Squirrel's mention is in the Ebisu Yokocho, I think. Subway exit 1, turn left, go under the tracks, look for the multi-colored lights just across the main street and on the right?
Some other classic places for horse are
Minoya in Morishita (haven't been, but this is the place I'd like to go to) http://www.e-minoya.jp/
or Nakae (just north of Ueno, in Minowa, almost across from Yoshiwara Daimon) http://www.sakuranabe.com/contents/ma...
It's not uncommon though, so I'm struggling to think of other specific places. One izakaya that specializes in it, as well as a big selection of sake, is Miharukoma in Ikebukuro.
Ooh, Yoshiwara Daimon. That sounds so illicit- like a euphemism for "Heaven's Gate"....
I've been to Ebisu Yokocho last couple of times back in town. It's fun and food is pretty good at the different shops I tried. But just as a general sentiment, I would consider it more of a ni-ji-kai (2nd stop), san-ji-kai (3rd stop), in an evening, rather than as destination- especially for a good dining hood like Ebisu.
Kumamoto Prefecture is kind of famous for horse meat and when I ran a search for a Kumomoto specialty restaurants, I came up with a place at the top of the list called "Kumamoto Horse Meat Cuisine SAKURA" in Naka-Meguro--> http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1317/A131... .