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Tokyo: a few questions

Scorched Palate | Nov 22, 2005 06:32 PM

Hi all:

I've gone through the last year's worth of posts, and I've got a few questions.

Cameron and I will be stopping over for 2 nights in Tokyo on our way to Thailand, arriving in the evening of December 26 and flying out the evening of the 28th. We're staying in Shiodome at the Park Hotel Tokyo.

We're taking a tour of Tsukiji market on the first morning with the gentlemen listed in the link below. We'll definitely be having sushi during/after the tour... but we're open to sushi suggestions for other times.

On the second day, we're planning to take the boat from Hama Rikyu Garden to Asakusa, to see the sights there and shop at Kappabashi Dori. We're also definitely planning to hit one of the department-store food halls, probably on Wednesday.

Aside from sushi, We're especially interested in recommendations for ramen, tempura, and especially breakfast -- We really don't want to eat at the hotel, but most of the places in guidebooks and food sites don't open until 10:30 or 11. Of course, we could always head back to Tsukiji for more fish. :)

I don't think we're willing to completely blow it out (so the $500 wagyu dinner is out) but one nice dinner (perhaps $150-200) on Tuesday night sounds like fun, preferably if it's Japanese (not European).

Neither of us speaks Japanese beyond the basics, so we'll need places with english menus or tolerant staff. We've got a bilingual street atlas that shows block numbers, which should help with the "how the hell do these addresses work?" factor, and we're reasonably adept at transit.

Thanks much!


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