j

Japfan's Profile

Title Last Reply

Brunch at Ai fiori?

Thanks,! yes, realized she seems to b the specialist in this department. Trying to locate great brunch in midtown east in her brunch list.

Oct 06, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

International Hounds Chowmeeting in NYC, Part 1 - Jean George

Cant wait to hear more about your other meals...cause i will be there in 3 weeks time.

Oct 03, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

Brunch at Ai fiori?

Hi any good brunch recommendation around midtown -5th ave 40's street? Does Ai fiori impress?

Oct 01, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

Breakfast

Hi any great breakfast place in the midtown? around 40s street and fifth avenue? i am staying at the dylan hotel...

Sep 29, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

Per Se New Prix Fixe Menu

That's really comforting to know. I m going to go at 530pm sharp when they open their door. Counting down

Sep 25, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

Emp and Perse salon - how easy to get a table?

Hi I didn't mange to get a table at both restaurants. Next best is to try to walk into their salon. Anyome with experience ? Chances of getting a table ? Btw, is it both lunch or dinner? Thanks much

Sep 22, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

Per Se New Prix Fixe Menu

Hi anyone had idea whether it's easy to get a seat at salon as walk in. Didn't mange to get a reservation for the restaurant. Is it for both lunch and dinner at salon?

Sep 22, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

The "new" menu at Eleven Madison Park

Oops just to check, possible to book through open table?

Sep 17, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

Per Se advice (beverages, menu)

Hi any idea whether they take reservation at lunch or salon area? Bootable through opentable? Thanks

Sep 17, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

The "new" menu at Eleven Madison Park

Thanks for info! I am going to opentable to reserve soon.

Sep 17, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

Per Se advice (beverages, menu)

Hi i m going to NYC next month and would like to check whether the 4/5 course set lunch is available? Any idea how much n whether it's available both weekday and weekend. Thanks

Sep 17, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

The "new" menu at Eleven Madison Park

Hi everyone, any idea whether the four course lunch menu is still available? Is there only one menu now- ie both lunch n dinner tasting menu priced similarly? Thanks

Sep 17, 2012
Japfan in Manhattan

Singapore - Salt Grill by Luke Mangan

I luv luv the truffle souffle at Gunthers. I've tried 2 variations - one grand marnier souffle with creamy truffle sauce and the other - a souffle with truffle shavings. Both out of the world!!

Jan 19, 2011
Japfan in China & Southeast Asia

Andre or Fifty Three?

Hi would like to try one of these 2 much talked-about restaurant for celebrative dinner - which is more outstanding?

Dec 17, 2010
Japfan in China & Southeast Asia

Going to Tokyo in October - restaurant recos?

hi i am afraid i wont be able to help....not sure where to get such knives.

Sep 12, 2010
Japfan in Japan

Going to Tokyo in October - restaurant recos?

HI, you might want to try Sushi Kanesaka (michelin 2 star) and Yonemura (michelin 1 star) for lunch. The former has lunch sets of Y5k and 10k while dinner is much more expensive. Yonemura is a french - japanese restaurant - quite unique and lunch set is around Y6k and 10k. Both are in Ginza - so quite convenient for you.

Recently, i read from a website that Kyushu Jangara Ramen is newly opened in Ginza. will attempt to check out in my upcoming trip...If you like noodles, you might want to try soba at either Narutomi and Kosetsu. Both are near Ginza and rated quite highly on Tabelog.

Sep 11, 2010
Japfan in Japan

Going to Tokyo in October - restaurant recos?

what's your budget and type of food you are looking?

Sep 06, 2010
Japfan in Japan

Top 2 italian and french restaurants in Tokyo?

Hi everyone, thanks for all the help!! Counting down - one more week. I m currently booked for Edition koji and Troisgros for french, ristorante aso and faro for italian and Sushi saito for japanese.

Two more space for japanese - any recommendation? Preferably one kaiseki and one casual in ginza cause i am staying near ginza. THanks so much!!

Sep 01, 2010
Japfan in Japan

Top 2 italian and french restaurants in Tokyo?

Thanks much for the help!! Will go ahead with my bookings for french. Still undecided on Italian. BTW, for Japanese fusion - i have decided on Aoyama Esaki. Any other recommendation? Actually i really love such cuisine - very interesting. I have been to La Bombance and Yonemura - both i like....Would love to try ryugin but it's way too expensive for me.

Jul 29, 2010
Japfan in Japan

Top 2 italian and french restaurants in Tokyo?

Looks like Troisgros and Pachon comes highly recommended!! I came across a top italian favorite on tabelog - Il Teatrino da Salone - infact rated #1 but cant get any information on the web..anyone been that or heard about it? Certainly looks interesting

Jul 28, 2010
Japfan in Japan

Top 2 italian and french restaurants in Tokyo?

HI I am off to my yearly trip to Tokyo for my much-awaited gourmet experience in Sept.. Appreciate help !! I usually have a mix of Jap, italian and french for fine dining and casual local eateries. So far, i have yet to finalise my italian and french restaurants for bookings... For italian, i have been to aroma fresca n argenta aso - both of which i love and for french, i have been to quintessence and robuchon - the former fabulous n the later decent. Looking for new experiences so would rather not go back to the same restaurants. Appreciate suggestions!!

Jul 28, 2010
Japfan in Japan

Banrekiryukodo--info requested

I recently tried to book for lunch but apparently they stopped doing lunch. Not too sure, whether this is going to change in the future. But just checked out their website at www.banreki.com - apparently there is still no lunch menu per the website.

Oct 08, 2009
Japfan in Japan

Sushi kanesaka lunch set

thanks for information. looks like i would have to increase my budget...so much things to try!!

Sep 20, 2009
Japfan in Japan

Sushi kanesaka lunch set

thanks !! just to clarify further - is the JPY5k/10k lunch also available on weekday in Kanesaka?

Sep 17, 2009
Japfan in Japan

Sushi kanesaka lunch set

hi also chanced upon this sushi restaurant - Ginza seamon? any one has experience ? Appeared to be quite interesting -

Sep 16, 2009
Japfan in Japan

Sushi kanesaka lunch set

HI i am planning to lunch in sushi Kanesaka in mid October. Will it make a difference in terms of price between weekday or weekend? will the JPY 5k/10k lunch set be available during weekend? Appreciate help.

Sep 14, 2009
Japfan in Japan

similar contemporary japanese restaurant like yonemura / la bombance

HI, i have eaten at Yonemura at Ginza and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Would be booking La Bombance for this upcoming trip....Would appreciate another recommendation for similar type of restaurant. Thanks for help.

I understand Ryugin and Aronia are great...but both are not within my budget..Preferably somewhere closer to Y10k..

Aug 01, 2009
Japfan in Japan

Umi sushi/ Ginza Sushi Honken/ Ginza Aoki

Thanks for your advice. Sounds like i would do that. Maybe try out lunch at Ginza sushi Honken and visit Tsukijii another day...I am actually fine with non-michelin sushi restaurants. However, i have difficulty finding in something between high end sushi restaurants and those like midori/sushi dai. Any sushi restaurant that has a cosy ambience?

Jul 24, 2009
Japfan in Japan

Umi sushi/ Ginza Sushi Honken/ Ginza Aoki

HI I am interested in these sushi restaurants in Tokyo but have difficulty getting more information. Any one has dine there? Appreciate your feedback regarding quality and ambience? I also understand they have reasonably priced lunch - is it advisable to consider them? thanks much.

Jul 23, 2009
Japfan in Japan