Looking for a neighborhood with plenty to eat. We'll be in Japan for a week but will most likely only spend half that time in Tokyo. We're fans of all the staples of Japanese food in NYC—ramen, sushi, soba, yakitori, etc.—and are open to any of these or something totally different.
We're from Brooklyn and prefer a neighborhood that's got great food and bars, but definitely isn't Midtown-ish or Times Square-y. We're probably partial to a West Village or Williamsburg vibe. My preliminary research makes Ebisu seem like a pretty good bet. Thoughts?