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Gastronomic Tour Tokyo 11/17-24

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PorkGrind Oct 16, 2012 01:13 PM

Hello,

There are 3 of us going to Tokyo simply to eat, celebrating a big birthday.
Would like to enjoy a variety of food (tempura, yakitori, sushi, etc) emphasizing sushi.

Wouldn't mind a mixture of high-end and best bang for your buck restaurants.

New to this. Reading all the posts, I'm concerned about it being too late to make reservations.

Please advise on Not To Miss restaurants and reservation tips.

Thank you so much!!

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    Ninisix Oct 17, 2012 07:29 AM

    Oh well, there are too much possible answers ...  let's try to be more specific. What is your rough budget for the birthday ? If sushi is your preference, how much are you willing to spend per person ? What are the places you will be visiting ?

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      PorkGrind Oct 17, 2012 09:00 AM

      I've been reading the posts in terms of prices. I would like to try a couple high-end meals ($200-400) then the rest under $200.

      Will only be in Tokyo. Will train anywhere to eat a great meal. Thank you everyone!!!!!!!!!

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        jmui852 Oct 18, 2012 09:19 AM

        im going in jan and am planning to go to the following restaurants

        sushi yoshitake
        sushi sawada
        sushi umi

        contemporary japanese
        ryugin
        takazawa

        traditional kaiseki
        ginza okuda

        unagi
        nodaiwa

        tempura
        rakutei

        french
        quintessence

        italian
        ristorante aso

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          PorkGrind Oct 18, 2012 09:38 AM

          I meant Japanese.

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            PorkGrind Oct 18, 2012 09:39 AM

            Thank you Jeff! How difficult is it to get reservations for these restaurants?
            No English spoken here.

            Thank you!!

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              jmui852 Oct 19, 2012 11:28 AM

              better ask ur hotel concierge to start booking like now... u may want to move things around to ensure u land as many reservations as u would like.. but if u ask me id def go to all these restos + some yakitori / teppanyaki / shabushabu etc...

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        Steve Oct 19, 2012 11:20 AM

        This is going to be off the 'foodie' radar, but I wanted to give a big shout out to Gyoza Stadium in Namjatown. Not only are the gyoza stands very good, but we ate at a tiny spot in the corner that had its own table service featuring a wide variety of small items, soups, vegetables, that were outstanding. Hard to find this varierty at any one location. Shop #13 was my favorite:

        http://www.namja.jp/gyoza/shop13/menu...

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