i am currently planning my summer trip in Japan and me and my wife would like to try a high end Sushi place in Tokyo for the first time ever. We are from France and we speak english. After reading a lot of review in various websites, i asked my hotel concierge to book dinner (or lunch if dinner is booked) at Saito and as a second choice, Sawada. They will try to make the reservation the first day of July for end of August (5 days window for them to find us a reservation).
We asked them for any recommandations apart from Saito and Sawada and they came with Sukiyabashi Jiro Ginza (This one we would like to avoid as he tends not to be very friendly with Gainjins for the least...), Sushi Kanesaka and Kyubei (These last two i am not really convinced as i didn't read much reviews about them...)
So my question is if they can't get us a reservation for Saito or Sawada, what would you recommend for a first high end sushi experience in Tokyo ? I heard about Iwa or Yoshitake... any tips are appreciated.
Saito and Sawada are still good choices for lunch (if dinner is booked) ?
If you are seeing this, Ninisix, i would greatly welcome your thought about this as you seems to have a very impressive knowing of High end sushi ! :-)
Thanks a lot !