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Sushi Mizutani vs. Sushiso Masa

Due to scheduling issues, we are only able to make it to one of Sushi Muzutani or Sushiso Masa. I'm looking on input as to which one to choose.

Thanks in advance for your advice!!

On a side note, our hotel concierge keeps calling Sushiso Masa "Sushisyo Masa" - is this the same restaurant?

May 07, 2013
rainycitygirl in Japan

5 days in Tokyo - Want to eat lots of sushi!

It's good to know that there might still be hope for Jiro! After having three different people call for us, we asked our hotel concierge to call again and ask to see if we could get on a wait list, or if there would be a chance of a cancellation, and they were told by Jiro's staff that no one ever cancels!

Thanks for the advice, hopefully we get lucky =)

May 03, 2013
rainycitygirl in Japan

5 days in Tokyo - Want to eat lots of sushi!

Thanks for the recommendations! I will definitely check out the sushi Dai you mentioned - do you happen to have any pictures of what the exterior looks like so that I don't walk right by?

May 03, 2013
rainycitygirl in Japan

5 days in Tokyo - Want to eat lots of sushi!

Thanks a lot for the prompt & informative reply! I don't read or speak any Japanese so I have problems deciphering tabelog =/ I did see that someone posted a thread on how to read tabelog, but it still requires some knowledge of the language. Since I can't make it to all of the restaurants you listed, are there one or two that you would pick as the best quality/value for dinner (again around the 10,000 yen range)?
Thanks again =)

May 03, 2013
rainycitygirl in Japan

Sharing my meal Itinerary :) Other recommendations?

Hi Twinklestarph,

I'm trying to put together my own meal plan for Tokyo & am wondering what you thought of 511 Kobe Beef? Or if you found another good lower-priced kobe restaurant?

Thanks!

May 01, 2013
rainycitygirl in Japan

5 days in Tokyo - Want to eat lots of sushi!

We're going to be in Tokyo for 5 days in two weeks & want to eat as much sushi as possible. I'm not a big fan of tempura & don't eat wheat, so that rules out soba & other noodle restaurants.

I've been reading a lot of posts on the site, and am now really confused - it seems like apart from the really popular restaurants (Jiro, Sushi Dai, etc.), hardly anyone mentions the same restaurant twice. Our budget for meals is anything in the 10,000 yen per person range, unless it is really spectacular (have been trying to get into Jiro). I started trying to make reservations more than a month ago, and have been largely unsuccessful. Can anyone recommend good places to go where we can get a reservation with two weeks notice? I'm looking for suggestions for the best price-value ratio!

This is what I have so far:

Daiwa - we plan to be there right at 5:30am, will there be much of a wait?
Hirosaku (we have a reservation yay!)
Sushi Saito (still waiting to hear back)
Jiro (tried Visa concierge, hotel concierge, & Japanese friend - no luck so far)
Fukuzushi

We also plan on going to the department stores and trying some lower-end sushi, would welcome suggestions of what the best department store to visit would be?

Also read that Uogashi would be a good bet for cheap sushi?

Thanks in advance for your help =)

May 01, 2013
rainycitygirl in Japan