I am making it back to Japan (6 nights Tokyo & 1 night in Sapporo) after an incredible trip in April. Dined at Ryugin, Quintessence, Ginza Okuda, Sant Pau and Ishikawa. An amazing experience, both in terms of food and hospitality, at all of the properties, with Sant Pau was the least impressive. So many lessons learned, in terms of hospitality, that I have taken back with me to San Francisco.
I've got less time and am interested more in casual fare this trip, but am definitely throwing in 1 or 2 big meals. Torn between L'Effervescence, Les Creations Narisawa or Takazawa this time around and another big, more traditional selection (i.e. sushi or kaiseki)...any advice?