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Top Japanese restaurants in Tokyo

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You may want to consult Yukari Sakamoto.
Born in Tokyo and raised on the shores of Lake Wobegon. Yukari is married to Shinji Sakamoto who was a buyer at Tsukiji Market, the world's largest seafood market. Yukari trained as a baker and chef at the French Culinary Institute and as a sommelier with the American Sommelier Assocation. Food and travel writer based in Tokyo and New York City. Her first book, "Food Sake Tokyo" is published by The Little Bookroom. She posts that she is available for consulting projects related to Japanese cuisine and culture. She also worked at Takashimaya’s flagship store in Nihonbashi as a sommelier in the sake department of the depachika.

Jun 22, 2011
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Ramen Basics for the Noodle Novice

Oct 14, 2010
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Japan Food Itinerary 10/14 - 10/20

http://www.sunnypages.jp/travel_guide...
failed to mention that Afuri is open late 11am - 0400!

Oct 13, 2010
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Need Help with Soba, Ramen and Unagi places in/around Tokyo

silverjay..
always enjoy reading your posts: D...
thank you!

Oct 13, 2010
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Japan Food Itinerary 10/14 - 10/20

and my go to resource for ramen is sweetie Keizo:
http://www.goramen.com/
living his passion...ramen :
)but when in Ebisu Afuri shio/yuzu ramen is my fav, make sure you get a side of bbq chashu!

Oct 11, 2010
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Japan Food Itinerary 10/14 - 10/20

Kudos on your planning :)

Ginza area for unagi lunch selection you may want to try Hitsumabushi Nagoya Bincho:
http://www.bento.com/rev/2744.html
and here's the japanese webpage:
http://www.hitsumabushi.co.jp/ginza.html
They serve lunch up until 3pm and you can even watch them grill your unagi. attached are some photos.

if you desire to try a charred ramen. The same folks that bring you Ippudo have Gogyo.
http://ramendining-gogyo.com/shop_nisiazabu/index.html

Odaiba Aqua City complex has the Ramen Museum
http://www.goramen.com/2008/01/tokyo-ramen-trip-2008-day-6-part-1.html

Harajuku for ramen, you can hit up Jangara Ramen right near the JR Harajuku station.
http://www.sunnypages.jp/travel_guide/tokyo_restaurants/ramen/Kyushu+Jangara+Ramen+Harajuku/623/photos

and for soba, Chef Morimoto took Anthony Bourdain to Sarashina soba:
http://www.sarashina-horii.com/en/
I'll attach a soba photo.

if you like sushi/fish and you are in Tsukiji jyogai:
you may want to try hitsumabushi, WSJ 72hours in Tokyo article:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703478704574612580483560984.html#project%3DSLIDESHOW08%26s%3DSB10001424052748704281204575003343180804302%26articleTabs%3Darticle
and the J link:
http://itadori.co.jp/shop/shop_07.html

Oct 11, 2010
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Need Help with Soba, Ramen and Unagi places in/around Tokyo

oh..if you're going to be in Akiba and feeling like ramen, you may want to check out this place:
http://www.sunnypages.jp/travel_guide...
Jangara Ramen...They serve tonkotsu style ramen.
Njoy

Sep 23, 2010
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Need Help with Soba, Ramen and Unagi places in/around Tokyo

I prefer Unashou....but I haven't tried this place yet :)
http://www.bento.com/rev/2744.html
should you find yourself in Ginza.
here's a few photos from Unashou. To access, use the escalator or lift IN theYodobashi store. And to clarify the photo's in the previous post, the unajyu is Kikukawa and the wooden bowl is Unashou's.
These photos show Unashou's entrance, menu board in the restaurant and menu...and recent size change in bowls...Njoy~

Sep 23, 2010
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Need frugal recs for Tokyo

What part of the 23wards in Tokyo will you be near ?

Sep 17, 2010
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Need Help with Soba, Ramen and Unagi places in/around Tokyo

have eaten at Kikukawa in Ginza. had their unajyu and it was very nice....then read about Unashou on camemberu's webpage.
http://www.camemberu.com/2007/09/hitsumabushi-unagi-at-unasho-yodo-akiba.html
have been back multiple times for their hitsumabushi. our last visit yielded new wooden bowls, reduced portion size, but still same quality and they will ask you if you want the kimo in your soup.
for soba, chef morimoto took anthony bourdain to sarashina soba.
http://www.sarashina-horii.com/en/

Sep 16, 2010
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Honeymoon In Tokyo

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703478704574612580483560984.html#project%3DSLIDESHOW08%26s%3DSB10001424052748704281204575003343180804302%26articleTabs%3Darticle
this is the link the WSJ posted regarding a 72 hours in Tokyo eating spree.
I have enjoyed uogashi senryou at tsukiji & hakone (lunch is the best deal)
keizo's webpage at goramen is fantastic. here's his link:
http://www.goramen.com/
and sushi jiro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asH4jh...
congratulations!

Sep 16, 2010
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best vegetarian restaurant in tokyo? also, okonomiyaki!

http://www.js-kitchen.com/
celeb write about hitting up their fav Vegan place in Hiroo...gotta be J's.
take Tokyo Metro's Hibiya (grey circle) line to Hiroo statio. J's is between exit #1 and #3.

Sep 16, 2010
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Alan Wong's Ikspiari

Has anyone been to Alan Wong's Hawaii in Ikspiari near Disneyland Tokyo?
Thoughts?

May 20, 2007
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Chowing with Baby through Japan

Currently reside in Tokyo. Strollers and toddlers a plenty during the daytime. Avoid the noisy/smokey izakayas. May find Aoi-Marushin fun if you tour Sensoji in Asakusa. Tokyos largest tempura restaurant & english menus. Last I ate there, both tables flanking us had toddlers in the tatami room. http://www.fodors.com/miniguides/mgre...
The last restaurant I ate at in Nikko this past April, the waitress had her toddler on her back! "Well behaved toddler" is welcomed in just about any eatery in Japan. Especially the tourist areas are very receptive. Department store restaurants are very accomodating for todders. Never have I NOT seen toddler/strollers while waiting to eat at Takashimaya's restaurants in Shinjuku!
And if they have a plastic kid's meal in the window, kid friendly indeed!

May 20, 2007
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