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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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Budget Sho-style sushi dinner in Tokyo Japan

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by jackson12 5 days 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 ...

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Le Sputnik and/or Ode in Tokyo

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by foodieto123 4 days 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 6 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 9 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 1 month 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 10 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 5 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 2 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...

Lunch near Senso-ji Temple and Meiji Shrine!

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by greycomputer 5 months ago

Hi Chowhound Community, I am looking for a lunch destination for my wife and I for our first day in Tokyo. we will be visiting Senso-ji Temple and Meiji Shrine and would like somewhere in that area...

4 Nts in Tokyo at The Peninsula

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by gourmet_gal 5 months ago

Looking for recommendations for a group of 4 staying at The Peninsula in November. We would like one Michelin * caliber spot and we don’t mind spending up to $250 PP. Should that place be sushi o...

Top sushi spot in Tokyo? Recommendations please

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by AraEatsTheWorld 5 months ago

Hello - a group of 5 of us (I know it’s a lot and makes it hard for reservations) are going to Tokyo for a few days in December. We are trying to choose a good higher end sushi restaurant for dinne...

Informal eating in Shiodome/Ginza area

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by NatashaH 6 months ago

I was hoping to get recommendations for informal, relatively inexpensive (ie less than Y6,000/head) in the Shiodome/Ginza area for our first couple of jet-lagged nights in Tokyo. Interested in all ...

Pescetarian-Friendly Yatai in Fukuoka

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by jaded_toast 5 months ago

I will be visiting Japan soon, and it will be my first time visiting Fukuoka. I want to try some of the yatai stalls, but it seems like most are meat-oriented. I am pescetarian, so no meat, but fis...

"Tips" of Paper Sculptures Made from Chopstick Sleeves

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by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Yuki Tatsumi was working as a waiter in a restaurant when one day, as he was cleaning up a table, he noticed that a customer had intricately folded up the paper chopstick sleeve and left it behind...

overrated/overpriced in tokyo

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by ruprecht25 8 years ago

A recent thread had me wondering what people feel are the most overrated and/or overpriced restaurants in Tokyo. Judging from past threads, Gompachi (overrated), Hirosaku (overpriced), and Hamadaya...