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Advice for central London eating (with 2 kids) Feb 3-6

Thanks for Dishoom recommendation. What about Thai? Anything better than Busaba or Patara for central Thai?

Jan 27, 2012
tegia in U.K./Ireland

Advice for central London eating (with 2 kids) Feb 3-6

Thanks for the Wahaca tip- will put that down.

Indian, anybody?

Jan 26, 2012
tegia in U.K./Ireland

Advice for central London eating (with 2 kids) Feb 3-6

Hello all! We are traveling to London Feb 3-6 and have 6 meals to plan. We have two kids in tow so we'll be staying central which precludes any trips out to the 'burbs to hunt down the best.

Our objectives are: Pakistan, Thai, Lebanese, Mexican, Chinese, and Indian.

We've narrowed the list down to:

Pakistan: Tayyab's (old standby favorite)
Thai: Patara or Busaba? Any central options that are better? 101 in Hammersmith is too far east.
Lebanese: YallaYalla
Chinese: Bar Shu or Mr. Kong's -- or any other Chinatown standby
Mexican: Chilango's on Chancery Lane or Benito's Hat (Goodge St) or Tortilla (Oxford)
Indian: Wide open here

Any suggestions much appreciated-- kids are hyper so nothing elegant or luxurious. Just good food.


Jan 26, 2012
tegia in U.K./Ireland

6 nights in Tokyo -- staying near Shinjuku Station

Unfortunately nobody seems to be able to help. I guess I'll just scan other posts and glean what I can!

Apr 13, 2010
tegia in Japan

6 nights in Tokyo -- staying near Shinjuku Station

Hello everybody!
I am hard at work preparing for our upcoming trip to Tokyo April 25-May 1 and it's a trip we are very excited about. Our very first trip to Tokyo and Japan. A lifelong dream come true.

We will be staying at the Sunroute Plaza in Shinjuku. Our goals are really to wander around Tokyo, exploring various neighborhoods without much set plans in mind.

However we would like to schedule at least 2-3 special meals that we won't forget!

Obviously, the most popular places such as Aronia de Takazawa is out of the question as we are too late in trying to make reservations. We are also hesitant about paying out of our nose for meals as we are not really Japanese food conoscenti-- in that we probably won't be able to tell the difference between 5-star and 4-star sushi.

We do love sushi, rolls, tempura, teppanyaki, and every other kind of Japanese we've ever tried and would be eager to try new things while in Tokyo, keeping things authentic however!

So, what I'd like to ask for is the following experiences:

One izakaya, one kaiseki, and one sukiyaki place in Shibuya or Shinjuku or nearby areas-- not asking for the best of the best in a pretentious way along with prices to match, but rather a comprehensive experience that hits the right notes in price-quality, atmosphere, creativity, etc.

As for sushi/rolls we'll be happy to try some out at Tsukiji and along our wanderings-- but if you have places we really should try out feel free to name some!

I've already read thru posts from the past 2 months on this board but find it all very confusing! Lots to process, and so little time!

Thanks in advance

Apr 08, 2010
tegia in Japan

Bangkok restaurant suggestions

Hello Curt! My turn to pick your brain, if you don't mind? We are staying at the Peninsula for 3 nights (Feb 18-21). We have 2 kids (6 and 4) in tow with us. So we are looking for great dining but in a family friendly enviro. No snootiness or stiffness if you get what I mean! Any recommendations for the area around the Peninsula?
Also me and the wife want to go out one night for a special dinner for our 5th anniversary. Kids staying in the Peninsula with a babysitter. What do you say for Sirocco? For the atmosphere? Or do you have a better idea in mind? Thanks in advance!

Feb 04, 2010
tegia in China & Southeast Asia

London Suggestions?

In advance thanks to everybody for their insightful posts which helped me narrow down my list for our upcoming 5-day visit to London.

Here's what I've pared it down to-- I have 10 meals and intend to make use of every one of them!

Mexican-- Mestizo
Thai-- Busara Eathai or Rosa's
Pakistani-- Tayyab's (Whitechapel)
Lebanese-- Isabilia
Indian-- Amaya
Dim Sum-- Royal China or Pearl Liang
Ocakbasi -- 19 Numara Bos Cirrik 3 (the one by Hackney station)
Japanese-- Zuma or Roka or Sakura or Umu
Vietnamese-- Viet Grill on Kingsland Rd

Can you help me choose the proper Thai, Chinese and Japanese to complete our list, and make any suggestions to the others I've set upon?

Thanks in advance

Feb 18, 2009
tegia in U.K./Ireland