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Dec 8, 2013 03:33 PM

Lunch kaiseki in Tokyo?

Dear chowhound,

In a 20-hour layover at NRT this Saturday, I will attempt to eat at as many exciting places as possible. Since neither my budget nor time would allow for a dinner, what Lunch Kaiseki restaurants in Tokyo would you recommend? My budget is around 5000 yen per person.

It would be cherry on top if it could be reached easily by public transport...

Several that I have found so far are:
Tokyo Shiba Tofuya-Ukai

Thank you!

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  1. I think you really should consider Esaki or Seizan for "best value of money" kaiseki lunch
    But make sure to check first because I don't think they open daily during lunch

    Oh don't really bother with Kikunoi's bento boxed meal although Kikunoi is Kyoto's legendary kaiseki resto - you need to spend JPY 10K or more to get the "true" experience there (Akasaka branch)