We will be in tokyo in 2 weeks and so far here is what we have reserved. For us, more important than just good food (or overindulging in decadence), is really great experiences where we feel we are understanding and absorbing the local culture through food and drink. We generally love charming small places and my wife and I love to sit side by side at dinners (sushi bars etc). Here is our schedule:
Day 1: arrive 5pm no dinner plans. Staying park hotel ginza. would like a fun small yakiniku in ginza or nearby where we can sit side by side and try good wagyu, horumon, etc. Any ideas?
Day 2: Tsukiji in morning and lunch at dai, daiwa, bun, etc. No dinner planned yet (maybe fun local yakitori places?
Day 3: Maybe lunch to go from takashiyama shinjuku and go to gyoen gardens. dinner at ryugin.
Day 4: No lunch planned but want to try tempura or tonkatsu. Dinner sushisho saito.
Day 5: Lunch chateau robuchon. Dinner molecular tapas bar.
Day 6: No lunch (ramen maybe?). Dinner birdland. I love horumon and offal...my wife not as much.
Day 7: Lunch Kyubey. Dinner at Beige (is it worth it? I am iffy on beige).
Day 8: No lunch plans but want to have pure and delicious udon..please guide us. Dinner at Aronia de Takazawa.
Also I LOVE whole roasted fish head....where can I get this?
Also if you have any advice on things to see during this time (sakura season), that would be great also. Are there any cute areas with ting drinking and eating places you recommend that have some english speaking owners but arent touristy? We are also looking for a guide potentially for one day to do a food tour.
Thank you in advance!