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8 Night Tokyo/Kyoto/Hiroshima Itinerary - Feedback Greatly Appreciated

Hey Bmdaniel -

My fiance and I are doing our honeymoon in Japan - Tokyo/Kyoto and I am just doing some preliminary research and found this post (GREAT INFO).

Just wondering, how did you make these decisions? Tons of research?

Please be sure to write another post after your trip to tell us how everything was! We are going in September.

Thanks!

Feb 11, 2014
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Technical Question

Is there a a way I can change my username or my name that appears when I post? Many thanks.

Oct 19, 2008
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Chinese - NYU Area

Whats the best? Standard Chinese.... Solid Dumps, egg rolls, lo mein, sesame chicken, etc...

Thank you.

Oct 19, 2008
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Where to go for a great omakase

Try Soto on 6th avenue and like West 4th.... Very good, very DL - great Omakase

Aug 04, 2008
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New spot in Chinatown for lunch?

Dim-Sum, Noodles, Soups, whatever... Just looking for a new spot for lunch. Done the Joe's Shanghai and Nyonya plenty. Was thinking about the Ramen King (Ippudo, I think) but just want something new... Any ideas?

Thanks.

Aug 04, 2008
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Business Meeting \ Coffee \ Quiet Bar - Hells Kitchen\Times Square

Hello -

I am looking for a quiet bar\restaurant\coffee shop in the times square\hells kitchen area to have a quiet drink or coffee around 5pm during the week. I realize Times Square is probably not the most conducive area to find a 'quiet spot', however I am hoping there is one in Hells Kitchen. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

Dec 04, 2007
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solid restaurant around 51st and bway

not le bernadin prices but price isn't really a factor. Any cuisine.

Jul 08, 2007
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outside drinks

What are some good spots for drinks outside? I know of Rio, Luna, the rooftop at Rare, 230 5th, etc.. All those places are slightly cheesy and are going to be packed with this early spring weather. Any neighborhood is good. Hook me up!

Mar 27, 2007
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Pizza Delivery around E. 57th Street

Just wondering what a solid pizza joint was around the E. 57th Street area... Can anyone help?

Feb 19, 2007
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UES -- colleague needs last minute "cool & fun" rec tonight (Tues)

Rughetta's is solid Italian on UES... If price doesn't matter, Cafe Boulud.

Jul 18, 2006
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Please...Have a heart! Highly Anticipated Second Date!

go to bolo. fun date place.

Jul 17, 2006
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Chinese in Murray Hill

Just tried China Palace last night.. nothing special, wouldn't order again from them. Wild Ginger, Hunan on 5th, pretty good, but again, nothing special. Is there any very good chinese in Murray Hill? Anyone?

Jul 17, 2006
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Esca?

I loved Esca.. The raw dishes were phenomenal.. and the best main course to get is the 1lb lobster with spaghetti, chili's and mint.. something like that. The place is really really good.. expensive, but very good.

Jul 07, 2006
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Save me from ever going to Blue Smoke again...

the best place is Waterfront Ale House (corner of 30th n 2nd)... although it may look like crud from the outside, the food is outstanding and reasonable priced.

Jul 05, 2006
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Late Night Financial District Delivery

Walkers- 212-941-0142 delivers until 1am
so does texas rotisserie & Grill

Dekk- 212-941-9401 until midnight i think

Jun 28, 2006
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Delivery recommendation near NYU

abadanzo's... spelling may be wrong

hummus place
chickpea

Jun 26, 2006
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Best french toast downtown?

George's restaurant, corner of Greenwich and Rector- awesome french toast

Jun 26, 2006
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Dinner near 39th St and Lexington?

I would go with Rare Bar & Grill in the Shelbourne hotel, like 37th-38th and lex, for some of the best burgers in the city, or, to Docks, 40th and 3rd, for some pretty good seafood

Jun 26, 2006
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Chinese delivery in Murray Hill?

Wild Ginger... Duck Fajitas are money

Also, Hunan on 5th, very good

Jun 26, 2006
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56th and 6th

Depending on the people, I would say go to Plataforma Churrscaria on 49th between 8th and 9th. Great Brazillian Churrascacia, and the perfect place for a large group of people. If people are vegitarians though, you may run into a problem, although the salad bar is amazing and enormous as well.

Jun 26, 2006
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