Food recs for Tokyo
A friend and I will be spending about 7 nights in Tokyo in October. We are renting an apartment in Western Tokyo / Shimokitazawa. I would love some local recommendations, either in Western Tokyo OR places worth a train ride or subway to. Both cheap eats and mid-priced meals. We are from San Francisco so we appreciate good food - and will travel. Any tips greatly appreciated.
Tenmamichi is a good mid-priced izakaya with decent deep-fried kushiage dishes and a great sake list.
The second floor of Champrouse is a good place to try Okinawan cuisine.
Torikizoku is a lively and fun budget izakaya specializing in yakitori.
All are listed at http://www.bento.com/ra-shimo.html#sh...
By the way, Tokyo is pretty spread out, and "Western Tokyo" usually refers to areas a lot farther out than Shimo-Kitazawa.