Looking to book lunches and dinners for Dec 28 - Jan 3. Been to Tokyo once before. Going with wife and a few friends. We're in mid to late 30's.
Want to try a variety of Japanese cuisines, low to high end.
Extra points for interesting places and/or neighborhoods that would give us a sense of what living in Tokyo would be like. Prefer West Village like vibe to Midtown West. Liked Daikanyamachō last trip.
Not interested in high end international (unless differentiated; live in San Francisco now, moved from NY) or kaiseki (went a bunch last trip). Told we should definitely try Italian though.
Price - doesn't matter, cheap to outrageous.
Staying at Ritz Carlton in Midtown/Roppongi.
Plan so far (mix of research and hotel concierge, constrained by availability):
Dec 29 - arrive in Tokyo; dinner open - Ramen rec? (been to Ippudo last trip)
Dec 30 - Muto (soba) for lunch, Seamon (sushi) for dinner
Dec 31 - Ninjyocho Imahan (sukiyaki) for lunch; Kushiwakamaru (yakitori) for dinner
Jan 1 - Tenichi (tempura) for lunch, Ryugin (general, higher end Japanese) dinner
Jan 2 - open lunch; Ristorante ASO (Italian) for dinner
Jan 3 - open lunch
Soba - we really liked a place on one of the higher floors in a Ginza department store, but can't remember the name.
Appreciate any advice and recommendations! Unfortunately I think some (many?) places are closed during this time period.
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