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Dining near the Grand Hyatt

class act | Dec 31, 2012 03:11 PM

We are a family of 4 (the "kids" are 29 & 25) visiting Tokyo for the first time beginning January 19th. We're celebrating my 60th birthday and would like a good sample of different types of Japanese dining experiences. Plus, one night we would like to splurge a little (but since Dad, meaning me, is paying, I can't go completely crazy in the spending department). Not sure if we want to start jumping on the subway after full days of touring, so I'm guessing we should stay relatively near the hotel for dinners. Also, non-smoking sections would be a plus.

I've gotten the following recommendations from the hotel:

Keyaki Kurosawa
Toricho
Higashi-Yama
Cicada
Two Rooms

Plus - in my own digging, the following seem interesting --

Tofu-Ya Tokyo (the atmosphere interests me)
Dazzle
Zanmai
Sushi Tsu
Inakaya

In summary -- the goal is to have dining experiences that reflect Tokyo as the dining mecca it's supposed to be, but hopefully without having to rely on Michelin rated prices. Does that make sense?

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