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Tokyo and Kyoto help

lennardy | Feb 3, 201412:57 AM

So I'll be making a trip to japan in the middle of April this year, I'm looking for recommendations for the following

Kyoto tofu: the research is doing my head in, too many places, but I'm looking for a kaiseki meal that's centered primarily around tofu, (shoraian?)

General kaiseki in Tokyo: anything that's In the 8000yen price zone, preferably for dinner?

My current Tokyo list is as follows:
Sushi saito(anyone know what has happened? I know they are moving to a new location, but I've been calling their number and either no one picks up or it goes to automated voice mail, new phone number?)
Ryugin, my best meal in Tokyo previously
Yardbird(how much are the lunch set menus?)
Fuku(yakitori recommebded by a friend)
Aronia de takazawa(worth the price? If not... Other substitutions? Quintessence?)
Hidemi sugino
Kondo or Rakutei?

I am basing this list off the previous trip I made to Tokyo, are there any notable new restaurants I should be looking into? Looking for more sushi recommendations in the 8000yen region as well, a place to have good chirashi around tsukiji, and places to have coffee in Tokyo!

Any help or input is appreciated!

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