I have been lurking at the board trying to find suggestions for my trip in a few months time to Tokyo for 1 week. It would be my 1st time here and I would like some comments on my planned food stops so I can probably filter it down.
I don't speak any Japanese but am learning some basic phrases so as to at least be able to convey basic terms.
Saito/sawada/ miyako (though I doubt I will get reservations at these 3)
Sushi Iwa/Harutaka more realistic for a chance of a reservation?
Any other recommendations- love to hear from ninisix who seems such a expert on sushi!
Kaiseki- Ishikawa/Den - quite torn on this, review suggests ishikawa is probably better in quality, but Den seems like such fun and do know that neither are very traditional kaiseki style. Just don't think I have the sophistication of palate to go for the traditional ones.
Steak- Shima, any other recommedations? or perhaps a teppanyaki place?
Since I am quite a few months away, I have yet to give this list to my hotel to ask them to assist with restaurants reservations, would greatly appreciate if the board can provide some feedback on this.
Thank you very much!