Restaurants & Bars 33

yet another "review my restaurant choice" post

deckoff8 | Mar 5, 2008 07:37 AM

Hey gang, I used chowhounds for my Hong Kong trip, and thanks to the advice of Charles Yu, 4seasons, HKtraveler and others, had an amazing culinary journey. So now I'm trying out the Japan board to see if they can make this trip as memorable as my HK one.

I'll be in Japan to see the sakura blossoms during early April, and so I'll be in Tokyo for 4 days/4 nights and then Osaka/Kyoto/Nara for around 3 days and 3 nights. I plan on doing the tsujiki breakfast thing for one of the days. I'd rather not be too strict on my lunch plans because I'm not sure when I'll wake up and I plan to be very busy on non food related events too, but from what I gather the good casual lunch spots in Tokyo are

Ichiran Ramen

Any "can't miss" spots that I missed? For dinner I'm definitely going to be more strict in my plans, and for the 4 nights in Tokyo I think I've decided on (assuming I can get reservations)

1: Ryugin
2: Jiro (in Roppongi since apparently the Ginza one is impossible to get into)
3. Kyubei
4. Ristorante Aso (open to discussion but Asomaniac's review sounded real convincing)

Once in the Osaka region I figure it will be more of a ask around and try to find somewhere that has a lot of locals things, as long as I have a dinner at Kikunoi one of the nights.

So how does that sound for a Japanese food/sight seeing trip? Any type of japanese food or restaurant that is aggregiously missing from my list? Thanks in advance!

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