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Omakase in Kyoto

Looks like the reservation is now impossible. Matsumoto just got two stars in the Kansai Michelin guide...

Oct 13, 2009
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Omakase in Kyoto

I would consider "Matsumoto". http://erisekiya.cocolog-nifty.com/ky... (Japanese) shows a sample lunch, 10 pieces 5,000 JPY, 13 pieces 8,000 JPY. Young chef, interestingly uses both "edomae" and southern sourced fish. We had a great lunch there about two weeks ago (photo). You will need to have your concierge make a reservation and let them know of any preferences (e.g. if you dislike shellfish, uni, etc.).

Oct 11, 2009
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Your Culinary Opinions Sought...

Pierre Gagnaire รก Tokyo unfortunately closed August 31st. Quintessence is likely an impossible reservation. Tateru Yoshino Shiba is in a terrible location, but is definitely worth going to. Note that he has opened another restaurant (http://tateruyoshinoshiodome.abemadi....) in Tokyo, and you will want to make sure he will be at the location you choose. Aso a very solid choice. Hope that the trip is everything you hope for.

Sep 04, 2009
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Oeufs a la Tsarine

Sep 04, 2009
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Leaving for Tokyo in One Week - Rate My Restaurant Picks

I think that you should consider Sushi Bun as an alternative to Daiwa Sushi or Sushi Dai, they don't generally encourage magazine coverage, etc. so normally short or no line. That being said, Sushi Dai I believe is marginally better than Daiwa Sushi and Sushi Bun, so if you can take the hour or so wait. Do not go on Saturday, lines are massive everywhere.

Sep 04, 2009
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