I've always thought many/most NYTimes restaurants recommendations for cities outside the US usually suck. Well, maybe not suck, but they're often mediocre at best, and very tourist friendly (not necessarily a bad thing, but for me it usually is).
In their 36-hours in Tokyo column they recommend:
Hinokizaka at the Ritz-Carlton Akasaka for dinner
Izakaya Vin in Shibuya for dinner
Aoi Marushin in Asakusa for lunch
Starbucks in Shibuya (more for the view than for the coffee, but still ...)
What say you, Tokyo-ites, about the above recs? Are they good ones for a tourist who only has 36 hours to spend in Tokyo?
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