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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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Informal eating in Shiodome/Ginza area

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by NatashaH 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 11 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 years 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 years 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 3 years 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 years 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 2 years 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...

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

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by ausfoodie1 3 years 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 3 years 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 years 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...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl – Day 6 Dinner: "YORONIKU," Michelin 1* Yakiniku

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by Charles Yu 3 years ago

Ever since I had my first initial baptism at Tokyo’s Yakiniku Jumbo Shirokane years ago, I was instantly converted into an addict for fine quality Japanese Yakiniku! The smoky, melt-in-the-mouth, c...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl – Day 4 Dinner: "UMI" – Michelin 2* Sushi

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by Charles Yu 3 years ago

This superb and memorable meal is undoubtedly one of the culinary high light of my week long trip! Ever since I was introduced to sushi by a friend, working in the Japanese Embassy, decades ago,...

Tempura in Kyoto ?!?!

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by greycomputer 3 years ago

I will have one evening in Kyoto and would like to have the best tempura meal, around $100 per person (for food). Any suggestions?

Late Night Yakitori (or other suggestions)

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by kiokujai 3 years ago

Hey CH gang. I'm heading to Tokyo next week and while I have my lunches and dinners booked, I'd love some suggestions for some late night bites after a night of drinking. I'm planning to do Ginz...

Dinner in Atami?

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by greycomputer 3 years ago

We will be in Atmani for one night, staying at Watei Kazekomichi Hotel. We have the options of dining there of course, but I was wondering if anyone had recommendations of "not to be missed" restau...

15 top-end Tokyo sushi-ya that do not require introduction and referrals

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by Charles Yu 3 years ago

For the potential visiting hounds to Tokyo and local hounds alike who love sushi, this article might come in handy. Very useful information!

Head spinning - Tokyo dinners in two weeks advice

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by shliz 3 years ago

Hi there, I recently posted about asking for a vegetarian friendly place. I'm only in Tokyo for two days and my partner is vegetarian. I also didn't realize how far in advance bookings need to be d...

Sushi Tokami

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by Thetrashmouth 3 years ago

Hi all, First post here. I have a trip to Japan (Tokyo/Kyoto/Osaka) planned in May. Through the combined efforts of various concierge services, I managed to secure seats at some great places (De...