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Mochi ice cream in Tokyo?

Bumping this up....can anyone suggest which convenience store carries Yukimidaifuku?

I have been popping into every Family Mart, am/pm, lawsons etc i walk past and cannot find anything remotely close to mochi creams...

cheers

Apr 18, 2010
iheartzushi in Japan

Desperately Seeking Chen Kenichi =) Akasaka or Ikebukuro Shisen Hanten branch?

I ended up at the Akasaka restaurant on friday as the webpages referring to Ikebukuro were quite old.

la2tokyo - LOL thankyou for the crazy suggestion. Of course I asked while dining as only a tourist would and unfortunately they said Chen wasn't there but if he ever is its usually at dinner. I went for the lunch special menu =)

A photo next to the signed poster of Chen at ramen stadium in odaiba will have to suffice!

Apr 18, 2010
iheartzushi in Japan

recommendations in/near ueno

I've stayed in Ueno and enjoyed it, Ueno Park was lovely during hanami season and with the market its feels less "big city" than say, staying in shinjuku.

If you like unagi this restaurant looks great:

http://paulstravelpics.blogspot.com/2...

Its on my itinerary to visit over the next couple of days so will report back!

Apr 15, 2010
iheartzushi in Japan

Desperately Seeking Chen Kenichi =) Akasaka or Ikebukuro Shisen Hanten branch?

Hi Chowhounders

I am currently in Japan and this forum has been really helpful with food recs!

Please help if you know which branch of Shisen Hanten i might see Chen Kenichi?

I have been researching and most articles point to Akasaka although these two links show him at Ikebukuro...

http://derek_ironchefstour.tripod.com/Chinese/index.html

http://archive.metropolis.co.jp/tokyo...

Thankyou in advance for any insight you might have!

Apr 15, 2010
iheartzushi in Japan

Now that the season is here, where are you eating crab?

Quick question - do you need to wait in the line if getting take-out from Swans Oyster Depot?

Nov 21, 2008
iheartzushi in San Francisco Bay Area

Now that the season is here, where are you eating crab?

Thanks Windy, good point. Swan Oyster Depot is on our list and we actually walked past today on our long walk from Lombard St to Japantown (yes we are tourists doing the tourist thang). Waited in the long line (20ppl or so) for about 10mins but it wasn't moving and I had stuffed myself silly with donuts from Bob's not knowing what was ahead.

We are going down to the farmers market at the Ferry Building tomorrow and planning to have lunch at Hog Island Oyster Co. Might try and go by Polk on the way back to see if the lines are a little better by mid-afternoon.

(pastryqueen - thanks but not sure about Bodega Bistro - we eat Vietnamese regularly back home and had dinner at Out the Door tonight as its close to our hotel and were really disappointed, might save the Viet cuisine for back in Syd.)

Nov 21, 2008
iheartzushi in San Francisco Bay Area

Now that the season is here, where are you eating crab?

Hello I've monitoring these boards hoping for some updates on the crab season. We are here until Wednesday and i was ecstatic my trip from Australia to SF coincided with the start of crab season.

Was going to hit up R&G Lounge or Great Eastern based on recs from here. Would you recommend Yuet Lee instead? We are staying in Union Sq without a car so are relying on public transport...

Thanks

Nov 21, 2008
iheartzushi in San Francisco Bay Area

Thanksgiving dinner recommendations please - Midtown East

RGR thankYOU! not too late at all, after googling the timezones I made a note to call at 11am AUST time but thought I would pop on here first to check for any replies. (on a side note I'm surprised at the times as I thought it would have to be early morning hours to coincide with evening over there as I have always assumed the peak on NY forums must hvae been evening hours - anyway wrong assumption and completely OT).

You have been able to answer everything for me - thank you so much. I too preferred the look of the back room, the main room is a little too "loud" for my liking but just wanted to check which one is the It room =)

Going to go book it now, I'm thrilled I have been able to find a nice place to have Thanksgiving, in the area we want, and tick off the list my partner having the db burger! Opens up another night now fantastic.

Cheers

Nov 06, 2008
iheartzushi in Manhattan

Thanksgiving dinner recommendations please - Midtown East

Thanks, i'm trying to avoid making exxy international calls but I think I'll just have to suck it up and set an alarm to call db tomorrow morning =)

Generally though, do restaurants still offer their usual menus as well as holiday prix fixe? I would assume they would not limit themselves to just Thanksgiving fare but I have never experienced the holiday, or NY for that matter..

Last question - i promise, which area should I request to be seated in - the main dining room or the wine room...

Cheers

Nov 05, 2008
iheartzushi in Manhattan

Thanksgiving dinner recommendations please - Midtown East

Thanks Jane A, RGR. I understand Sea Grill is geared towards tourists but if the food was still above average we would be happy considering its just traditional Thanksgiving fare.

Actually the dbBistro Moderne recommendation is perfect - it was on our list of restaurants to book as my partner wants to have THE db burger..

Excuse my ignorance, but if we do dbBistro for Thanksgiving, can my partner still order off the regular menu, i.e. have the burger at Thanksgiving? even as a supplement? Or is it strictly the prix fixe holiday menus available... I have checked the website but cannot find thanksgiving menu..

Thanks for your help!

Nov 04, 2008
iheartzushi in Manhattan

Thanksgiving dinner recommendations please - Midtown East

Thank you for very much for your replies -

Ok - nix the whole romantic idea - I can do that any other time, my main priority is good food within walking distance to Midtown. By romantic what I moreso meant is I would prefer a quieter restaurant rather than a noisy tavern-type place...

Were the other 2 options no good? the reason I ask is I'm actually limited to OpenTable reservations and restaurants with email bookings at this point..

I also just noticed Cibo is going away from Times Square.. I have found a thread that the Sea Grill has nice views of the rink and we did want to head down there afterwards. At $78 per person its a little bit over the budget but it would make a nice first dinner location. Would you recommend? I didn't want to get stuck in tourist trap but the Grill doesnt seem too bad.

Alternatively any other suggestions?

Cheers

Nov 02, 2008
iheartzushi in Manhattan

Thanksgiving dinner recommendations please - Midtown East

Hello!

Could you please recommend a nice place for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, within walking distance to Lexington & East 51St? Preferably towards the direction of Rockefeller Center/Times Square so we can wander around and digest after.

My partner and I love to eat good food and will be eating our through 10 days in NY starting Thanksgiving day - this forum has provided many good recommendations and I am slowly compiling my itinerary (have to get the first-time tourist attractions in there too!). I have bookmarked RPR's LES tour and also some awesome schedules posted by kathyrn - many thanks for that! But I am having difficulty finding a Thanksgiving dinner restaurant and would like to book asap - don't want to be disappointed with a touristy restaurant for our first NY meal and first & only thanksgiving meal (we are from Oz).

Looking for a prix fixe menu of under $60 per person, and would prefer a smaller more romantic setting rather than a bigger more group or family friendly restaurant. I like the modern yet rustic appeal of Savoy and 100 Acres and after something similar.

So far I have found Padre Figlio, Mia Dona, Cibo with Thanksgiving menus on OpenTable based on location/price but not sure if they are any good.

Am open to any recommendations from you guys -

Thanks =)

Nov 02, 2008
iheartzushi in Manhattan