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Nov 16, 2012 07:16 PM

Are there any Jewish restaurants in Tokyo or Kyoto?

I met Ann Dinkum in the late 1970's - she owned a Jewish restaurant in Tokyo in the 1960's-70's.

I will be in Tokyo and Kyoto next week. Any suggestions?

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    1. I've had pleasant meals at both David's Deli, in Shirakane, and Ti-am, in Ebisu, though neither are particularly outstanding. Interestingly, while Ti-am scores higher on tabelog, my Jewish friends prefer David's.

      1. These appear to be more Middle Eastern style restos, which are vastly different from the offerings at New York Delis. Anyplace to get a Carnegie Deli style pastrami sandwich or a knish? Or good matzoh ball soup?

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        1. re: whs

          This is a short discussion about pastrami sandwiches in this thread:

          1. re: whs

            For what it's worth, you can get a pastrami sandwich from the new take-out Juniors in the basement of Daimaru at Tokyo station. It's part of a NY stand, with pizza, bagels, coffee, soup, and drinkable vinegar (this last one may just happen to be in the same section!). Haven't tried it, but the cheesesteak they have at Juniors is just ok.

          2. There's a small kosher take-out place across from Temple University Tokyo campus, in Azabu Juban, on Sakura Doori. I noticed it too late, as an Italian place down the street had all you can eat blueberry waffles at lunch. (??)

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            1. re: BuildingMyBento

              It's called King Falafel, and it's the first place listed on the first list above.