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overrated/overpriced in tokyo

Thanks for the advice! I believe I'll give Inakaya a miss and hit up some thing like Daisan Harumi instead. I like knowing what I'm paying for and sushi > grilled stuff, for me anyways :)

Thanks again Aso!

Jun 15, 2011
raeisrandom in Japan

overrated/overpriced in tokyo

Is Inakaya really that stupidly overpriced? I'm heading to Tokyo next week for a solo vacation and my Dad (who loved the food there) said that he'd buy me dinner there. Just wanted to know if it's basically just not that good or if it's the price to quality ratio that's nuts.

Am I better off saving that money and going somewhere else to eat? Also, how much would one spend on average at Inakaya?

Jun 15, 2011
raeisrandom in Japan

In and around Niseko, Hokkaido

I only spent about 2 days in the Niseko area but HAD to talk about this amazing soba place called Rakuichi.

It's in the Annupuri area and is run by a Japanese couple. Their menu is only in Japanese but do speak a little english. The duck soba I had was an amazing experience. The soba was served cold but with a piping hot duck dipping sauce. The owner/chef Rai-san makes the soba fresh and in-house.

Just realized that Anthony Bourdain visited the restaurant in his trip to Hokkaido. It's a couple of minutes into the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUbwnF...

The environment it's in is really charming and the restaurant is counter-style but really cozy. More info on opening hours and a map here: http://www.niseko-ta.jp/english/resor...

Jun 14, 2011
raeisrandom in Japan