short notice trip to tokyo
happily i get a trip to tokyo from july 15-24. sadly, from my reading of the board, it'll be hard to get into a lot of the top places. i'll be staying near shinnagawa and at a conference near ikebukoro so recs accessible from those stations will be even better. but being from la the tokyo public transport blows my mind and makes everything seem close.
i spent a week in tokyo around the new year and ate a bunch of places but can only recall the places with easy names for a non-japanese speaker -- birdland (liked), jumbo (loved), and sushi den (enjoyed). missed out on any izakaya last time, so def need to rectify that.
i'd say i have a moderate budget by the standards of other posters. here are some things under consideration: fuku, daisan harumi, tonki, aronia de takazawa (already booked), dons de la nature.
the more japanese the better (and i have a guide). my only restriction is the allergy to raw tuna that i developed in the past couple years. :-(