I'm heading for Tokyo for a week this summer and hope you can help me. I tried to find a "must-eat" restaurant guide for Tokyo, but the city being so ridiculously big and diverse I'm finding it hard to navigate. I therefore put my trust in your hands.
First off all I need a place to stay. Are there any specific part of Tokyo that are know for good restaurants? Like a restaurant-district?
Furthermore I would like to try the many different types of eating in Japan. Sushi, tempura, kaiseki and so on. Never been to Japan before, I'm not very familiar with the different kind of meals. I've tried the "Europeanized" sushi and tempura dishes, and found them the best dinners of my life. But off course, as inn all things, they are better in their native country. I would like to try some real Japanese food in Japan. I'm not squeamish about any kind of food and open to try everything.
Are there any special restaurants I must visit? Id like to try some restaurants in the 200$-300$ price-range, and some cheaper.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
PS! Are there any good restaurants that specialize in molecular gastronomy in Tokyo?