Tokyo sushi: Hashimoto dinner vs Umi dinner vs Hakkoku Lunch

by eyesbear 1 year 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 ...

Kyoto Non-Japanese Options

by fatcatbehemoth 2 years ago

Hello all. While I've been a long-time lurker here, this is my first post. I am visiting Kyoto this November, and am grateful to all contributors to the numerous threads I have read to narrow down ...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl – Day 5 Lunch: "KUROGI" – Michelin 1* Traditional Kaiseki prepared by Japan’s 'Last Iron Chef'

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

For our one traditional Kaiseki meal, my original preference was the Michelin 3* Ishikawa. However, efforts by my friend to get through to them were futile. For over a month, no one on their end an...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl - Day 2 Dinner: "DEN" - Michelin 2* Modern Kaiseki

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

Nowadays, the number of ‘ The Best ‘ lists, floating around in the culinary social media space, is quite staggering! Most of them name and rank establishments that are often quite controversial. Wh...

Kurogi - Meal at JPY 45,000 excluding drink! Is the food and experience worth it?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

Running into some minor problems regarding some of our reservations, hence seeking contingency - Option B, just in case?! One such scenario is our Kaiseki option 'Ishikawa'. For some reason thei...

Pricing at Ishikawa and Masuda

by veddeshpande 2 years ago

Hello, What is the current price of dinner at Ishikawa and Masuda? The reason I ask is because I want to know if TableAll's reservation charge is reasonable (currently asking 40k Yen for Ishikaw...

Meals in Tokyo

by thwysg 3 years ago

Having a trip with the mister from late Jan to mid Feb 2018. We will only be staying in Tokyo for 5 nights before moving onto Hokkaido for two weeks. Intending to stay at Keio Plaza Tokyo (booki...

Tokyo Modern Ceramics

by gfmozart 3 years ago

Hi, I have noticed that there are more modern ceramics that fuse modern stylistic influences that are used to serve dishes from the newer japanese restaurants in my city Singapore. Asking some of t...

Kyoto - help with kaiseki meal

by suzette82 3 years ago

Hi everyone! Since I didn't get any responses to my Osaka post asking for ideas, I'm narrowing it down to one kaiseki dinner in Kyoto. We've tried and failed to get a reservation at Gion Nishika...

Affordable Tokyo Kaiseki

by ryatho09 3 years ago

I really want to go to Tokyo and try a decent Kaiseki in February. Unfortunately, the friends I'm going with are opposed to expensive restaurants, so I'm attempting to compromise - please spare the...

69 Leonard St. Open (former Ichimura space)

by sushiman 3 years ago

Same owner, new chef. Kaiseki style, some sushi. New chef from Japan. Derek Wilcox. Worked at fabled Kikunoi and Sushi Aoki. That's a lot of Michelin stars. He is highly skilled an...

Japan Trip in September - need help on restaurant suggestions please

by pmyok 3 years ago

My husband and I are going to Tokyo, Kruizawa, Kanazawa, Takayama in Mid September. I have been looking at all the reviews and still, couldn't decide on the restaurants. Last year, we have tried ...

Hachi ju Hachi -- Amazing Western Japanese food in Saratoga CA

by SoupNoodles 3 years ago

In 2012, another foodie posted something entitled "Hachi ji Hachi - Wow!" Had I not seen that first, I might have adopted the same title in 2017. Walking into a clean, relaxed and comfortable Ja...

TOKYO FOOD CRAWL - DAY 3 (1st Part) Kaiseki Lunch at the Michelin Star "Hirosaku" (1 month advance reservation)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 years ago

Our gastro-adventure continues with the promise from our ex-hound foodie guide, Fourseason that an utterly delicious and memorable traditional Japanese meal will await us. For our anticipated treat...

Kashiwaya - the latest edition of elite kaiseki restaurant in HK

by Bu Pun Su 3 years ago

This will be the last part of my HK short trip in Nov last year. I had a lunch (by having a dinner set menu) at Kashiwaya, a relatively new Japanese restaurant. Followers of Japan kaiseki should im...

Best value Kyoto kaiseki for lunch

by arturchik 3 years ago

I've read through the board, but having a hard time finding a lot of discussions about kaiseki lunch. I am hoping community members can suggest great values for kaiseki meal in Kyoto for lunch? ...

Eigetsu: Kaiseki in Tokyo, Tabelog at 4.50. Any view, please?

by EatJapan 3 years ago

Hi, I am visiting Japan in May and want to try some good Kaiseki (already booked Sushi places). One of the names came up in Tabelog among very high scored one was Eigetsu. Seems they had Mic...

Reasonable kaiseki in Ginza

by suzette82 3 years ago

Hi everyone, We are in Ginza for 2 days and have a couple of meals open. Our favourite sushiya is fully booked so we're excited to try a new place. I'm looking for a reasonably priced kaiseki, p...

Ryokan w/ Great Food near Yudanaka or Shibu

by zgold10 3 years ago

Hello all, I really appreciate everyone's knowledge and insight on this board. My wife and I will be spending about 10 days this May in Japan. We will be visiting the Jigokudani Monkey Park are a...

Kyoto Kaiseki and sushi - May 2017

by paupau 4 years ago

Hello, We will be spending a few nights in Kyoto at the end of May and would like to experience a typical kaiseki dinner, as well as Kyoto-style sushi. Here are the restaurants that I have se...