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High-End Restaurants: Taking Leftovers? (Tokyo)

likkuid | Apr 5, 2015 11:47 AM

My fiance and I will be visiting Tokyo this Spring for our honeymoon. We currently have May reservations at Narisawa, Takazawa and Sushi Bar Yasuda. We will be making June reservations at Ryugin, Saito or Sawada, etc.

Now, many of these meals deliver a tremendous number of courses. While I have no issue eating these, my 110lb fiance does. At the later courses, she may be unable to eat entirely. This leads me to wonder:

- Is she able to take leftovers?
- Is it considered rude for me to eat from her plate when she struggles to finish a dish?
- In instances where 'unlimited' petit fours are served, is it kosher to take a few extra to bring home?

These are very expensive meals, so we do not want to ask for smaller portions or less food. We want the full experience – both in portion size and number of dishes. Given how beautiful some of these dishes are and the nature in which they are created, I just can't help but know we will run into some awkward situations.

Any guidance or clarification would be much appreciated.

Cheers!
Kyle

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