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Overwhelmed by Tokyo choices -- could use some help!

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Overwhelmed by Tokyo choices -- could use some help!

SimbaLion | Oct 15, 2012 11:31 PM

Hi all,

Could use some advice from the experts. Have a trip to Tokyo early Nov for 4 days before heading to Osaka for three days.

I'm a bit lost in terms of how to approach looking for dining in Tokyo as there seems to be just SO MUCH of it.

I'd like to try a bunch of different budgeted places, extending up to about $30/pp for lunch and probably no more than $75/pp for dinner as only one or two of the meals. While I'd love to spend $300 for sushi, I will need to dream for now.

So far:

Tonkatsu: Maisen (lunch or dinner? is one better?)
Sushi: one of the Tsukiji Omakase places, would like more recommendations here!
Bakeries/Japanese specialties: ?
Pastries/Desserts: ?
Ramen: ?
Gyoza: Kameido
Snacks (Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki): ?
Yakitori: ?
Other dinner places??

I know this is vague, but I genuinely love Japanese cuisine and would just like to cover my bases with a bunch of choices.

Staying in Shinjuku area. Don't speak any Japanese.

THANKS!

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