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Tasting Menu in Barcelona

I also tried to make reservations at cinc sentis for our trip in about 3 weeks. However when I tried to make an online reservation every date further out than 2 weeks was blocked off--I believe because you can only make reservations up to 2 weeks in advance.

Dec 03, 2009
sylvia80 in Spain/Portugal

First time to Tokyo, a few Questions...

Thank you lost squirrel--'doable for a foreigner' is good enough! Thanks!

And thank you for the Birdland info, we land on a Monday, but will try to go later in our trip. It sounds like the stalls might work for our first night, I'm not sure what state we will be in after landing.

Jun 01, 2009
sylvia80 in Japan

First time to Tokyo, a few Questions...


I first want to say that the information on this board has been incredibly helpful. I still have a few questions however. First, we are going to Japan for our honeymoon next month and I am a big foodie, I want to try everything Japan has to offer.

We are having our hotel make reservations at Sushi Mizutani, and plan on hitting Daiwa sushi or similar one morning. Right now I plan on hitting the yakitori stalls near our hotel, the Peninsula, our first night, but perhaps Birdland or similar might be better? Any first night rec's near the Peninsula?

Second, I am dying to try Menya Kissou after reading all the posts here, however we do not speak Japanese, and I am hoping someone could let us know an easy way to order once we manage to get to the front of the line?? (I think we will both want ramen, with an egg, and chashu, etc.)

We also have a soba restaurant picked out, and we also plan on hitting up the food floor of Isetan.

I am wondering what other rec's you all may have for us. We have a budget for a splurge (like Mizutani) and an interest in everything from high end Japanese to 'street food' type bites.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

May 31, 2009
sylvia80 in Japan