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New Year's Eve in Tokyo; suggestion for restaurants that open during NYE.

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New Year's Eve in Tokyo; suggestion for restaurants that open during NYE.

elttle2 | Nov 24, 2012 09:46 PM

I am planning to be in Tokyo from Dec 28 to Jan 2.
I didn't realize it's the biggest holiday in Japan and many of the restaurants that are on my list are close at the end of New Year.

I would certainly need suggestion for any good places that open on December 30/December 31.
(I think for 12/30, I prefer omakase, but on 12/31, perhaps somewhere busier, less formal and more festive and it will be great if anyone can suggest places/bar we can go for countdown).

Also we are arriving around 8pm on December 28, I also realize many places with prefix menu have the last seating around 8:30pm. I don't think we can make it from the airport that fast. Any suggestion for late night dining? (izakaya will be great!)

FYI,my SO and I are adventurous foodies. Last time we visited Japan, thanks to chowhound's recommendation, we had a great meal at Ryogin.

Thank you.

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