Hello Japan hounds,
On a business trip (my first visit to Japan) last year I was taken out a few times by Japanese colleagues to Shunju restaurant -- at more than one location. Apart from that, we ate at much humbler places.
Some of the food at Shunju was excellent, particularly the tempura and fresh tofu. I didn't see the bill. I sensed I was being taken somewhere exceptional, at the very least compared to where we end up going when we're travelling on business in the U.S.
If, on my return to Tokyo as a tourist, I wanted to go to Shunju, what kind of a bill would two people be looking at with a few drinks each? With no Japanese and having been hand-held through the experience it was very difficult for me to get a picture of just how exclusive and expensive it was. From what little I understand it is, or once was, very trendy.
Just to provide some context, we generally inhabit the world of cheap to moderate dining, but are lucky enough to be able afford a splurge when we think it's worth it. I suppose in this question I'm trying to gauge whether we could have a similar experience for less money or fuss. I did search the board but found little mention of the place.