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Japan

Japan is home to fantastic sushi, incredible haute cuisine, and killer ramen. Follow the lead of Chowhounds who've eaten their way through the country and find out where to go for every meal.

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Eating sushi - rice or fish side down?

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by ktchow 2 days ago

I have always been eating fish side down on tongue and that seems the norm at most of the top places I've managed to visit in Tokyo and elsewhere. However, I just landed reservations at Jiro Honten...

Advice for high end sushi in Ginza for first time visitor? (Sawada, Hashimoto, Taichi, Keita, Ishiyama, Ryusuke, Harutaka, Ginza Iwa)?

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by bucktown 10 months ago

My wife will be visiting Tokyo for the first time in April (honeymoon!). Our hotel is in the Ginza district, so we would naturally want to visit a Ginza sushi-ya. We speak no Japanese but are well ...

Kyoto meal we should not miss?

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by Belkisw 2 years ago

Will be in Kyoto in late April and are hoping for dinners at Tempura Matsu, Miyoshi and Giro Giro Hitoshina, and lunch at Gogyo Ramen and Shoraian. We then go to Tokyo to do the sushi greats, etc. ...

Tokyo sushi: Hashimoto dinner vs Umi dinner vs Hakkoku Lunch

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by eyesbear 15 days ago

Hey folks I am in a dilemma. Planning to choose one of the 3 for my upcoming trip. For Umi, not sure whether the new chef is still good? I have also heard that the lunch at Hakkoku would be ...

Kushiage in Osaka - does it have to be expensive?

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by arturchik 2 years ago

Dear community I read multiple recommendations that in order to try Kushiage, it should be Rokkakutei or Wasabi. However, as I was looking at Tabelog, there appears to be a really significant pr...

Budget Sho-style sushi dinner in Tokyo Japan

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by jackson12 2 months ago

Hi! I am visiting with my partner to Tokyo and were looking at cheaper options for Sho style sushi. All of the Sho-style dinners are in the high range 30,000 Yen. For Edomae and Kyubey-style there ...

Seeking Tokyo's better Italian Restaurants - More traditional and rustic than modern approach

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by Charles Yu 3 years ago

For my visit in March, I would like to add an ' Japanese/Italian ' meal to my itinerary. With Japan's abundance and varied seafood selection and gorgeous meats and vegetables, I am seeking resta...

Tokyo itinerary - please review

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by foodieto123 1 month ago

ello dear fellow foodies, This board has been really helpful in designing my itinerary for Tokyo. I'll be there for 1 week, staying at the Ritz. As a reference point, we really enjoyed Fujiya 1835...

Le Sputnik and/or Ode in Tokyo

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by foodieto123 2 months ago

Dear friends, I’ll be going back to Tokyo and in the process of making reservations (seems to be a full time job in itself). Debating between Le Sputnik and Ode. If you were to choose just one mod...

Japan Trip: Fukuoka -> Osaka -> Tokyo

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by newyorkminute 8 months ago

Hey folks. We (my wife and I) are taking a 2 week trip to Japan in May. We are starting in Fukuoka and work our way up to Tokyo. I have been to Japan before but my wife hasn't. So I'm excited to go...

Japan Trip Advice

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by TheDegustationAsian 11 months ago

Hello fellow hounds, hoping to get some advice/feedback for an upcoming two week trip to Japan planned for mid-April. My wife and I visited Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto 10 years ago so while we’ve visite...

Family with tweens and fish allergy visiting Tokyo for the first time

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by smiles33 4 months ago

We will be in Tokyo in late September and I'd love feedback on some of my proposed restaurant choices. We are staying in Shinjuku but at an apartment, not a hotel. We need to have access to a full ...

Need some specific guidance on Tokyo (higher end creative, izakya, and uni)

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by themiguel 4 months ago

Going to Japan in November for my 40th, been a couple of times but it has been quite a few years. I'm not particularly fussed about Michelin or going to the most popular places, prefer neighbourhoo...

Wagyu/Kobe recommendations - Tokyo / Kyoto

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by lklh 3 months ago

Hi all, I have an upcoming trip end of October to Tokyo and Kyoto. I have already made several reservations and booked about half of my meals including all the sushi ones I want to go to (so ma...

Tokyo - tempura near Ginza?

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by EssexHound 3 months ago

Can anyone recommend a really great tempura place relatively close to the Ginza area? Also a ramen place if you know of one (not Ippudo). Thanks!

Sushi Bonanza 2018

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by just_ingest 11 months ago

[Warning - this is a long post and it’s entirely about sushi. If you don’t like sushi, you would do well to skip this!] Given the increased interest in sushi in recent years, and to thank variou...

Tokyo, first visit, help with my choices needed

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by misnatalie 6 months ago

Hello all, I know this topic comes up a lot but I have to say it appears getting reservations at restaurants in Tokyo may be even harder than in New York which I did not think was possible, lol. I ...

Non-smoking Izakaya in Tokyo?

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by Sushi Otaku 4 years ago

I'll be in Tokyo for a week with my family and was wondering if there are any izakaya that entirely non-smoking with decent food? I usually go to izakayas on my own and don't care if there is smok...

Hotels which offer concierge services for restaurants reservation in Tokyo

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by rukawa 4 months ago

Hi everyone, I will travel to Tokyo and would like to get advice on cheap hotels which offer concierge services for restaurants reservation in Tokyo? Thank you for your help

Where should I go for my 30th?

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by Chadsie 1 year ago

I am down to four experiences and presuming I can get in where should I go for my 30th birthday? The birthday is in June. Trip in September. - La Colombe, Cape Town - Eleven Madison Park, New Y...