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Best steak in Tokyo?

you just gave me an orgasm.....@_@

Nov 09, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan

Looking for Foodie Wisdom ! - Tokyo 19 Dec - 2 Jan

yes, it is ideal to speak japanese for these sushi places. but if ur staying at a hotel, just ask the concierge to make the reservation for u! most hotels will be more than happy to make reservations for u at any restaurant.

Nov 09, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan

My Tokyo Food Trip for 11/18-11/24: Need suggestions!

Thanks and regarding to Hamadaya I will take it into serious consideration. Do you recommend another kaiseki in its place?

I admit I am a michelin whore. But I also see it as Japan's amazing ability to mimic food from other countries as a way of appreciating their skill. I am going to Aimee Vibert and Robuchon, not just for food, but for ambiance. It is just mind blowing to go to these restaurants and feel u got instantly transported to France.

I've been to and in no particular order:
Ryugin
Sawada
Argento Aso
Monnalisa Marounuchi
Rakutei
Reikasai
China Blue
Masa's KItchen 47
Tapas
Signature
Sense
Jiro san Honten & Roppongi
Ukaitei Ginza
CoCo curry
45 @ Ritz
L'Atelier
Crescent
China Blue
Aragawa
Miravile
Fukudaya
Yokoyama
Sushi Musashi

Nov 01, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan

Golden Gate Bakery, SF on vacation - please post when they are back!

All of you guys have to understand. There is no pre-set schedule on when they go on vacation. They know they are so popular that they take vacations whenever they want! Sometimes they even go on vacation for 2-3 months straight!

Nov 01, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in San Francisco Bay Area

My Tokyo Food Trip for 11/18-11/24: Need suggestions!

This will be my 3rd trip to Tokyo in the past 6 months in order to complete my dream of eating at all the Michelin starred restaurants in Japan.

I still cannot get reservations at Quintessence, Ristorante Aso, and currently waitlisted for L'Osier.

Hopefully, this trip will be the most memorable as it will be 25th birthday on 11/21.

Thursday - 11/18

Lunch: ???

Dinner: Hamadaya

Friday - 11/19

Lunch: 7chome Kyoboshi

Dessert: Hidemi Sugino (hopefully will be able to make it!)

Dinner: Kanda

Saturday - 11/20

Lunch: Sushi Mizutani

Dinner: Sushi Saito

Sunday - 11/21

Lunch: Sant Pau

Dinner: Chateau Joel Robuchon

Monday - 11/22

Lunch: Aimee Vibert

Dinner: Ishikawa

Tuesday - 11/23

Lunch: Ten-Ichi Ginza

Dinner: Le Creations de Narisawa

Wednesday - 11/24

Lunch: ???

Dinner: Koju

Is there anything I should change? Took me 2 months to get all these reservations in order.

Nov 01, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan

Reports from Sushi Saito, Sushi Kanesaka, Esaki, L'osier...

Can I ask how long in advance did you have to reserve L'Osier? I am going to Tokyo 2 weeks from now and am currently on the waitlist. Also, may I ask the price? I am planning to go there for my 25th birthday.

Nov 01, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan

6 Dinners in Tokyo. What would you change on this list?

why not change Kanesaka and Sawada for Mizutani and Saito? sure it might be more expensive so try go during lunch!

yea dont go to Ukai-tei!

you should definitely put Ishikawa on there.

Nov 01, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan

Looking for Foodie Wisdom ! - Tokyo 19 Dec - 2 Jan

Well if you wanna splurge, you should start on making reservations as the time you are going is going to be very popular.

for cutting edge japanese go to Ryugin (there must be over 10 threads in this forum on this restaurant, you need to experience it!)

for the best sushi go to Sushi Saito, or Sushi Mizutani ( these 2 exceed Sukiyabashi Jiro and if u cant speak japanese i recommend u avoid going to Jiro)
also go during lunch to save money.

for high quality tempura go to Ten Ichi Ginza. well known among the locals and moderately priced.

for one of the best traditional japanese go to Ishikawa

Nov 01, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan

High-end Tempura in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka

Ten Ichi Ginza is rated one of the best in Tabelog. It is known as one of the best tempura places by the locales in Tokyo.

Nov 01, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan

Fine Dining around Tokyo Station - Nihonbashi area.

this is easy... Sant Pau is the best choice. dont go to Tapas unless u have never tried molecular gastronomy before in your life. i feel it is lacking if u want a full "fine dining" experience in that area. ive been there twice in the past 4 months. It is a fun place if you go with a bunch of your friends. But if you want impeccable service in that same hotel, i recommend Signature restaurant. its just a 1 Michelin Star. but i thought the service was so amazing it is what Mandarin Oriental is known for. if not Sant Pau, check out Hamadaya.

Nov 01, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan

Yelp-like resource in Japan? Can be in Japanese.

TABELOG.com is the best! i wish Yelp was just as detailed as they were. Having different sections of pictures for exterior, interior, view, and ofcourse food.

Nov 01, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan

Ishikawa

hey wat day will u be going? ive got a reservation for 2 at the bar on 11/22! maybe ill see ya there!

Nov 01, 2010
AWESOMEKETCHUP in Japan