Hello, I have being doing my best to comb through past discussions on this board to learn more. I am reaching out to get a better handle on plans as my time in Tokyo will be so short.
Here are the details that I am working within:
I am afraid that I do not speak any Japanese and will most likely need to count on the assistance of the hotel for any reservations. I booked a hotel in the Nihombashi area. I will arrive late one evening in time for dinner, then have a full day to explore, and then have a flight later the next day (so perhaps time for breakfast and a viewing of the Tsujiki market).
I would like to only eat Japanese food for all meals and would like to stay under $100 US per meal per person. I would prefer to avoid any chain restaurants and locations that would find me to be a difficult guest since I don't speak Japanese. This is a first time trip as a true adult to Japan. I would like to have sushi twice and then perhaps another true dish to the region (perhaps soba, tempura, or whatever else you may suggest to a newbie with a wish to begin a palate).
My next homework assignment will be how to behave in a sushi restaurant for table manners:-)
I really appreciate anyone's help. I am seeing much about the following: Sushi Iwa, Kanesake, Sushi Uoshin, Soba Hosokawa, Soba Marutomi, Sushi Taichi, and Daigo. I am unsure of the lead time needed for these for reservations. Please let me know if I need to provide any additional information to assist in your recommendations. Many thanks.