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Quintessence, qns on bookings

I do not know how far out you can book but just call them and English is fine.
They only answer the phone at certain times and sometimes not then as they might be closed for a random week or have a private event, etc.

I assume the prices are the same but do not be shocked(especially in 10 months) if they are increased.

Good luck

Mar 27, 2008
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Here is where I ate in Tokyo

Ok, here is a bit of a summary.

Panic, Teppanyaki, Roppongi-Overpriced, it is Roppongi and Teppanyaki, both things contribute to that. It is solid, though.

Suzuran- Noodles, Shibuya- Really good, maybe excellent. I cannot imagine there are more than 2 better shops in Tokyo.

Le 6eme, French, Ginza- Good, not great, French, very friendly people(uncommonly so)and spoke English well. 1 star Mich, I believe.

Kyubei-Sushi, Ginza-Consensus seems to be #2 Sushi joint in town. Was very good. Rolls at the end were quite underwhelming though and the miso gave me a week's worth of 3rd degree burns. Some great pieces, some not, simple combos, chef will tweak your order according to your taste.

Roti(Tokyo Midtown, seems to be much the much better location)-American, Roppongi-Large for Japan servings(not large), solid to good food. Service would be better if performed by chimps who spoke no English or Japanese.

Isehiro-Yakitori, Ginza-Great chicken, not much else to say. Perfectly cooked, good tasting stuff, lunch is much cheaper(that is common in Tokyo and most large cities with good food).

Cicada-Spanish/Med, Nishi Azabu-Was ok to good, I was disappointed compared to what I had heard. I would be willing to try again as perhaps my dish selection was not the best.

Aburiya Fudo-Otomesando, Izakaya-Good food, I didn't find it particularly great and I sampled across the menu. Chicken wings are the one thing I would not skip.


McD's is probably a better bet than both.

Overall, Isehiro and Suzuran were the only places I really thought were worth going back to. I was the only Gaijin in pretty much every place, every time I went, except for Roti(my group, only people), Cicada and Panic(Roppongi, always expats, was not my choice, neither was Roti).

Many places are booked or have weddings or are just randomly closed. It is really annoying to say the least. Wanted to go to Kojyu(Ginza), was closed for the week, at least, it seemed.

Eat lunch out(if you care about cost and are on holiday with time during the day).
Kyubei was the best sushi I have had(overall) but enough of the dishes were not great so that I was not blown away. Though I would go back for sushi. There is the other place, Jiro, for sushi that everyone raves about(3 star Mich) so you might try that instead or both and compare. There are threads about it around this board.

Anything else? I'll check back sometime.

Mar 21, 2008
trueopinion in Japan

Typical 'Western' Michelin Star meal in Tokyo

Sic Masshu is def not in operation, don't waste your time calling or searching for it.
I would find it strange for another place to have such a similar name in Ginza.

Mar 20, 2008
trueopinion in Japan

Here is where I ate in Tokyo

List of some places I tried in Tokyo. If people want to know more, I will respond with more detail.

Le 6eme
Roti(Tokyo Midtown location)
Aburiya Fudo

And some fast food,Mosburger,Lotteria

Might have forgotten a couple.

Mar 20, 2008
trueopinion in Japan