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Tokyo restaurants - comments/ views welcomed

yumzes | Feb 3, 2010 01:47 AM

My wife and I will be in Tokyo in the second and third week of April for one and a half weeks and we have shortlisted the following restaurants to dine at. We 're familiar with Tokyo as we go there every two years. Apart from Yoneyama (which we went to 4 years ago) the rest of the restaurants is new to us and we would welcome comments on those restaurants and (even on Yoneyama as its been some time).

1. Ryugin

2. Tofuya Ukai

3. Ristorante Aso

4. Umi

5. Yoneyama

6. L'Atelier Robuchon

7. Casa Vinatalia

8. Birdland

We're also considering including several other restaurants – Kondo, Dons de la Nature and Sushi but wanted to leave some days free for curry, ramen, okonomiyaki and soba.

We've tried to get the concierge at the 4 seasons to make reservations at the above restaurants, but have been told that the restaurants only take reservations in the beginning of March. I'm wondering whether that is true as having scanned through the various threads here, I've noticed that some chowhounders have managed to get reservations 3 months in advance (or is that limited to certain restaurants)?

If anyone could help out with curry suggestions that would be much appreciated. Our preference is to have curry which is more Jap than Indian (if you know what I mean!).

Lastly, this is probably a long shot, but does anyone know of a Tonkatsu restaurant in Ebisu which is in a house? A friend, who used to work in Morgan Stanley, brought me there and it was just a few minutes walk from his office.

Thanks so much.

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