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Restaurants near Sushi Saito

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I have a strange request. I'm going to book a solo dinner for myself at Saito but I was wondering if there was anything around there that's also good to eat. My wife is not a sushi lover and she would rather not drop $200+ on a meal that she won't really enjoy.

Any places that you can recommend around there. Would appreciate your thoughts. It doesn't even have to be high end...hehe.

Thanks!

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  1. There's Pierre Gagnaire at the ANA Hotel nearby, and a billion others, from low end to high end. There isn't one square meter in Tokyo without a good restaurant, so you need to be very specific with what you're looking for.

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    1. re: babreu

      Ramen, tempura, udon, soba would be good. any recs on that?

      1. re: oneeyejack

        just wondering, but what is your wife planning to do for the rest of the time while waiting for you to finish your meal? your meal will definitely take a lot longer than hers, especially if all she is going to do is eat a quick udon/ramen/soba dinner. not sure if you took that into consideration, but just wanted to mention it.

        1. re: killersmile

          she's fine with wandering around for a little by herself. =)

      2. re: babreu

        There are two other restaurants of note in the same building as Saito. One is Taihei, a kappo place that is very good and very traditional, and there is Zakuro and Shabusen, at street level on the corner. Not sure how viable they would be for solo diners, they are both best enjoyed with company.

      3. Hi. I thought that you had to book Sushi Saito 2 months in advance to the day, and that otherwise, it was impossible to get in for dinner. Please let me know if I'm wrong. Thanks.