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Next weekend in Tokyo: What's in season?

KLfoodie | | Jun 20, 2009 08:58 PM

Have a weekend of gluttony ahead in Tokyo, am finalizing the list after researching the postings on this board. Wanted to say thanks to everyone on the Tokyo board for all the info, with so many good restaurants in Tokyo, would have been impossible to shortlist otherwise. Also wanted to check, what's in season currently - any particular seafood or fruit or seasonal dishes I should check out? Previous trips to Japan were during Xmas and recall having superb strawberries. Will be staying in Shinjuku.

To-do list:
Sushi: Kanesaka (did a booking on the phone in Eng, hope they understood). Would have liked to try Mizutani but figured my next-to-nothing Japanese vocabulary won't get me very far.
Sukiyaki: Yoshihashi
Teppanyaki: Imahan
Izakaya: Toss up between Toki no ma, Daidaiya and Yuian (does this work for a solo diner?). Is it possible to eat at a few places in one night - do izakayas mind if diners just 'graze'?
Also plan to squeeze in a couple of ramen meals, Tsukiji morning sushi (2 days after Kanesaka, hope it's a long enough gap), Pierre Herme (for ispahan), sake at Buri, wine at Elevage.

Have left out high end tempura and steak this time but had a very memorable meal at Ukai Omotesando (fantastic beef, very fresh ingredients overall and dessert quality actually matched up to the rest of the meal, with top notch service) and Ten-ichi on a previous trip.
Finally, if anyone has the Japanese word for indigestion tablets, that would be most useful.

Arigato gozaimasu.