Staying in Shinjuku for 4 days end April.
Positive Imbalance @ Nakameguro
1st up had excellent Japanese fusion in a casual counter restaurant in Nakameguro a 2 min from the station.
Dishes were heavily Japanese in nature with a hint of italian influence focusing mainly on seasonal produce.
Chef is Japanese previously working in California. Nice guy who chats with you through dinner. Menu was Omakase as I had no clue but it was one of the better meals I have had in this style with some items like the baby squid sashimi being a first for me and the beef from his home town in Kobe a real treat.
I paid a little over YEN17,000 for 3pax with about 14 courses which I felt was cheap. Its alittle off the traditional beaten path but well worth it.
Restaurant has about 10 counter seats and seats another 10 in tables and I noticed had a private room in the back. IMO the counter was the best place to be as the whole kitchen is infront of you.
Daiwa Sushi @ Tsukiji Market
As usual Sushi Dai queue was ridiculous so Daiwa it was.
I always ea at least once here in the market cos I like the atmosphere. Daiwa is as often said pretty decent if somewhat overpriced but its like comfort food to me. Omakase @ approx USD 45 per pax.
Sushi Kanaseka @ Ginza
Managed a lunch booking at 11.30am for my first high end Sushi dining experience.
Had the 18 piece Omakase set @ YEN15,000
It was for me an eye opener as the individuality of the pieces was not something i was used to. Rice was beautifully al dente and the fish was beautifully paired subtle condiments and sauces;and to sum it up made subsequent sushi at run of the mill sushi bars seem uninteresting.