We're going to be in Tokyo for 5 days in two weeks & want to eat as much sushi as possible. I'm not a big fan of tempura & don't eat wheat, so that rules out soba & other noodle restaurants.
I've been reading a lot of posts on the site, and am now really confused - it seems like apart from the really popular restaurants (Jiro, Sushi Dai, etc.), hardly anyone mentions the same restaurant twice. Our budget for meals is anything in the 10,000 yen per person range, unless it is really spectacular (have been trying to get into Jiro). I started trying to make reservations more than a month ago, and have been largely unsuccessful. Can anyone recommend good places to go where we can get a reservation with two weeks notice? I'm looking for suggestions for the best price-value ratio!
This is what I have so far:
Daiwa - we plan to be there right at 5:30am, will there be much of a wait?
Hirosaku (we have a reservation yay!)
Sushi Saito (still waiting to hear back)
Jiro (tried Visa concierge, hotel concierge, & Japanese friend - no luck so far)
We also plan on going to the department stores and trying some lower-end sushi, would welcome suggestions of what the best department store to visit would be?
Also read that Uogashi would be a good bet for cheap sushi?
Thanks in advance for your help =)