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NYTimes recs--what do you think

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NYTimes recs--what do you think

prasantrin | May 2, 2013 05:20 PM

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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