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Tokyo itinerary critique (Rokurinsha ramen, Takatora, Seigetsu, Dons de la Nature, Gyoza Stadium)

carbonara | Sep 9, 201302:54 PM


I've spent hours and hours reading threads to prepare for an upcoming first-time trip to Tokyo, and I think I've figured out five out of six restaurants on the three days we have to ourselves for wandering around the city. Could anyone offer advice on a sixth and/or are there any big mistakes in our itinerary? So far, the plan is:

Saturday: lunch at Rokurinsha Tokyo, dinner at Dons de la Nature
Sunday: lunch at ________, dinner at Seigetsu in Kagurazaka
Monday: lunch at Gyoza Stadium, dinner at Takatora in Takadanobaba

So, we have meals planned around tsukemen ramen, tonkotsu ramen, an izakaya, wagyu beef, and gyoza. We'll also make a morning trip out to Tsukiji for breakfast fish. What are we missing? Or are any of these bad choices? One person in the party is allergic to fish, so we're probably eschewing sushi this time around (I know some of the ramen has fish in the broth, but I'm hoping there will be a fish-free option in there--or is this unrealistic?). We're thinking of possibly trying a tempura place for the sixth slot, maybe Kondo or Ten-ichi, but are open to pretty much anything.

(The only restaurants we're avoiding are some of the Michelin-starred multi-course places because (1) we've heard they're not all that dissimilar from restaurants in San Francisco, like Saison and (2) we're going to Tokyo next week, so it's too late to get reservations anyway.)

Also, we'll be in Tokyo for an additional week--there will be a lot of work during that time, which will cut down on food trips, but if you have thoughts on tasty neighborhood spots near the Green Tower Makuhari Hotel in Chiba or the Villa Fontaine in Roppongi, that would be very welcome, too.

Thank you in advance! We're tremendously excited.

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