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Dress code for Mizutani, Jiro, Aragawa, Ukaitei ?

tablelog doesnt always have a ton of pictures of "people" (though it does have tons of pictures of food, and very usefully, the entrance to restaurants). if you go on tabelog and find the proper characters for the restaurant name you can whack it into google.jp (or google.com for that matter) and you may luck out and find pictures that people take of each other in the restaurants and then blog about.

Apr 05, 2013
WrathofJingisukan in Japan

And the most popular sushi neta in Japan is?....

Yeah there is also that whole thing in Oishinbo where Kaibara flips out (admittedly being a little overdramatic) when Yamaoka serves raw salmon. The weirdness, I think, is connected to the historical difficulty of getting parasite free salmon raw.

http://hoodedutilitarian.com/wp-conte...

Apr 03, 2013
WrathofJingisukan in General Topics

What is this Equa-Teur Restaurant?

I guess the real question is, is it that good, or is it advantaged by a low number of really high ratings (unclear what weighting in the algorithm is)?

Is this like a Tokyo Aizpitarte where the food in the mouth can be way more profound than the pictures and ingredients often suggest?

Mar 27, 2013
WrathofJingisukan in Japan

Nice Leisurely Higher End Lunches in Tokyo

Ah that may have changed, it was when I went about 5 years ago.

Mar 26, 2013
WrathofJingisukan in Japan

Nice Leisurely Higher End Lunches in Tokyo

Takazawa. I found it incredibly relaxing for lunch. And since you have a couple months lead time you might have a chance at getting a reservation. Compared to Gagniare on rue Balzac I found it much more my speed (comparing lunch to lunch - the Gagniare lunch can involve a lethal amount of wonderful food).

It has elements of the more playful high end american vanguard cookery (stuff that looks like other stuff, dishes that change over the course of eating them) but less flashy than what you might get in Spain at certain restaurants.

Mar 26, 2013
WrathofJingisukan in Japan

What is this Equa-Teur Restaurant?

number 1 on tabelog, french looking food - kind of a mystery on the english language internet as far as I can tell. 9.9-19k set menus.

The plating doesn't seem to be particularly beautiful, which makes me suspicious that there is some completely amazing thing going on tastewise that is overcoming it. It appears to be fully booked for the next couple of months.

equa-teur.com

Mar 26, 2013
WrathofJingisukan in Japan