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3 days in Tokyo - where to eat?

Let us know how you get on and where you decided to spend your time. Happy dining and all the best!

Apr 07, 2012
tokyobookman in Japan

3 days in Tokyo - where to eat?

Sorry Uncle Yabai. I didn't mean to upset you with the post! It really is good isn't it? And the non-electric refrigerated cabinet. What a work of art. As I am sure you know, the four lunch sets there every day are among the best price/performance meals that Tokyo has to offer.

Re-reading my intial post of ideas for fifi I can't believe I left off L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon which is also in the Hills. This is an all-time favourite of mine and my wife and I had our wedding lunch there after we were done at the ward office. We'll be heading back in there again next week to celebrate our 6th anniversary. The lunch menu of course.

Apr 01, 2012
tokyobookman in Japan

3 days in Tokyo - where to eat?

If you don't want to leave the hotel then the teppanyaki (Keyakizaka) is the only decent restaurant there. Expensive but very good. I think it has a Michelin star. The other venues are over-priced. Across the road from the front of the hotel is a small lane which conceals an excellent French restaurant called Cogito where chef Yamada frequently hangs out. Highly recommended and again with a Michelin to his credit. For Italian, head to the opposite side of the Roppongi Hills complex and walk 2 minutes down the small road next to Hollywood Plaza. On 3/F of Piramide Building is a truly great restaurant called L'Osteria. For sushi it's hard to beat Zanmai which is just south of the main Roppongi Crossing; great value and excellent fish. If you want to spend more, from the hotel come out of the main entrance, turn right until you reach the big road (Roppongi-dori) and turn left. Walk down for three or four minutes until you come to a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights. There is a large building on the other side called aLife and to your left is a small lane. Head up the lane about 50 metres and on your left, down some stairs, is Sushi Tsu. There you can have sashimi, sushi, grilled fish or boiled fish. Usually a set. The dining experience is off the scale. If budget is an issue go there for lunch not dinner. Still excellent. Good luck and enjoy!

Mar 31, 2012
tokyobookman in Japan