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Need Help with Soba, Ramen and Unagi places in/around Tokyo


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Need Help with Soba, Ramen and Unagi places in/around Tokyo

nelehelen | Sep 13, 2010 06:36 PM

So, my trip is coming up next month and I am trying to put my itinerary together (yes, i have an excel sheet all filled out- don't judge me), but I am still undecided on a few things. I'm hoping someone can help me out...

Unagi - I decided on having lunch at Kanda Kikukawa in Hibiya on a day I was sightseeing and shopping in Ginza. I'm not sure if this is the best, but wanted to hear your thoughts on this particular restaurant. Are there better unagi places for lunch? Or what are the MUST EAT unagi places?

Soba - In reviewing the other threads, I saw someone review on Kanda Yabu and Narutomi. Initially, I was drawn to Kanda Yabu because, well, I'm a tourist and I want to eat at a 100 something year old restaurant and take pictures. But, how is the soba? Should I skip it and go somewhere else?

Ramen - Man... I have been going back and forth with this one... as there are so many threads and reviews on ramen alone in Tokyo. I intially wanted to try Menya Kissou due to the rave reviews, but seeing an unfavorable review from Keizo (goramen) which also said they didn't allow photos, I have become relunctant. I wanted to try Bassa or Jiro or Ivan... but not sure which is best? I'm sure it's hard to actually pick what's best as everyone has their own preferences, but my favorite ramen (in SoCal) is Shio ramen at Santouka, if that helps. Oh and I don't really want to go to the ramen museum, especially if i have to wait in massive lines. I only wait in line for sushi. =P

Also, I'm considering to eat at these places for lunch, unless someone knows a FABULOUS MUST EAT soba/ramen/unagi place that I have to eat for dinner.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!


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