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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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Lunch near Senso-ji Temple and Meiji Shrine!

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by greycomputer 2 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...

Tokyo, first visit, help with my choices needed

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by misnatalie 2 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 ...

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...

4 Nts in Tokyo at The Peninsula

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by gourmet_gal 2 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 2 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 3 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 2 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 2 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...

Sushi Bonanza 2018

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by just_ingest 7 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...

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...

Tokyo Help Needed: June 2 – June 5

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by nickstang 2 months ago

I'm going to Japan for the first time in my life in June. I'll be in Tokyo from June 2 to June 5 (before that I'll be in Shizuoka, but I have that all planned.). i've been reading various posts her...

Shimizu Baumkuchen

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A few months ago I purchased this package of Shimizu caramel flavored baumkuchen at Marina Foods in San Mateo. It's in the refrigerated section. Shared it with friends for a late night sweet and we...

Plea For Help With Tokyo Eating

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by erica 4 months ago

I will take my first trip to Japan in many decades this May. I'm normally an obsessive researcher when it comes to choosing where to eat but this trip has me feeling like a fish out of water (sorr...

French lunch/dinner in Tokyo

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by greycomputer 3 months ago

I would love some advice from the CH community on French restaurants using Japanese ingredients and techniques in TOKYO. I'm open to more contemporary or traditional, definitely looking for flavor ...

Tokyo itinerary for 10 days in May

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by ausfoodie1 3 months ago

Hi everyone, We will be in Tokyo in May for 10 days, I am trying to lock down the options and securing reservations where needed and wanted to get your recommendations or suggestions on the belo...

Japan Trip: Fukuoka -> Osaka -> Tokyo

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by newyorkminute 3 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...

Recommend Sushi option in Tokyo (May 2019) under 15,000yen

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by ausfoodie1 3 months ago

Hello fellow Chowhounders, My wife and I will be in Tokyo for 10 days in mid May and I have been going through all the options under 15,000yen per person (lunch) and trying to narrow down before...

Last minute (securable within 2 weeks) reservations for non-sushi/ramen/tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo

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by ulurujamman 4 months ago

Hi guys, Going to be in Tokyo for a few more weeks and I feel like I've been overfocusing on certain genres of restaurant. I'd like to check out some more good places before I leave, but I'm not...

Tokyo Izakayas

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by NatashaH 3 months ago

I'm going to Japan for the first time in a month (yeah, I know, but you need to start somewhere, right?) I'm looking for a great izakaya for dinner one night. Kotaro was my first choice, but despit...

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 5 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 ...