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Tokyo Challenge

Alec7171 Sep 23, 2011 08:04 AM

Hi. We're going to Tokyo on our honeymoon and were hoping for some advice. Unfortunately it wont be the longest stay, so we'd like to use our time wisely. I thought a mini-challenge for any Tokyo aficionados out there might provoke some feedback. I'm looking for 7 addresses.:
One address: high budget [say Kyubei ]
Three addresses: medium to high budget [say Tsunahachi Tsunohazuan, Fuku, Y3,500 +]
Three addresses: meduim to low budget

Any views would be greatly appreciated. Many, many thanks. Simona.

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    babreu RE: Alec7171 Sep 24, 2011 03:55 AM

    Besides budget, what are your concerns? What do you want to eat? French, japanese, Michelin starred?

    Anyway, I would eat:
    High budget: A great japanese restaurant, counter seat (either kaiseki or sushi). Too many to mention.

    Medium: A certain kushikatsu restaurant someone here asked not to mention again because he wants to keep it a secret; a french lunch (Lugdnum Bouchon Lyonnais or L'Atelier or Au Gout du Jour); Sushi Saito's or Esaki's lunch course.

    Low: Lots of ramen (Ippudo is nice), yakiniku, standing sushi bar Uogashi Nihon-Ichi (I love them), Gyoza Lou and some yakitori that has tomato wrapped in bacon.

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      Alec7171 RE: babreu Sep 24, 2011 05:02 AM

      We are generally looking for Japanese food, but other suggestions are always welcome. Many thanks for your comments!

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        Uncle Yabai RE: babreu Sep 25, 2011 07:24 AM

        Domo domo oseiwa ni narimashita.

      2. wekabeka RE: Alec7171 Sep 24, 2011 04:32 AM

        Low: izakaya, izakaya, izakaya!

        Search the boards to get some ideas or check out jem589's comprehensive blog: http://iitokorone.blogspot.com/

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          Alec7171 RE: wekabeka Sep 24, 2011 05:03 AM

          Many thanks for the link!

        2. Silverjay RE: Alec7171 Sep 24, 2011 05:54 AM

          I suggest looking through the archive of this board and coming up with a rough itinerary based research that you can dig up. We have done multiple threads on topics like one-week plans, high-end dining, budget dining, izakaya, etc. over the last couple of years. Plenty of good places have been mentioned and the board regulars have all chimed in multiple times within them. These blanket requests for entire trip planning or broad across the board advice, will usually not go very far. I think it's also a good idea to mention where you are staying and your rough sightseeing plan as Tokyo is a very large city with a ton of options.

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