Kyubey

Kyubey Ginza Annex My plan was to dine at the famed Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten as well as another high end sushi establishment for comparison.  Jiro didn’t work out, but everything went very smoothly with Kyubey.  Kyubey has a long history as one of the oldest and most well regarded sushi establishments in Tokyo.  It was…

Henri Charpentier

Henri Charpentier Multiple locations throughout Japan Part of my research into Japan eats involved Googling things like “Best [insert food] in Tokyo.”  Cross referencing enough of the results whittled down the list of “bests” to a manageable selection of eats.  Very scientific right?  My method has yet to steer me wrong when it came to eating…

Rokurinsha

Rokurinsha Ramen Street, Tokyo Station location Tokyo Skytree location It had been 3 whole days in the land of ramen and a slurp of noodles had yet to pass these lips.  It felt criminal.  It felt like I let the Michelin guide get the better of me.  It was high time I get down to some more unpretentious eats.  I had a good…

Harutaka 

Harutaka Google Maps Many of you may know, but I was supposed to eat at the 3 star Michelin restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten during my Japan trip.  We knew someone who knew someone who secured a reservation for us.   The Annoyer and I loved the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” the film that really skyrocketed…

Tempura Kondo

Tempura Kondo Sakaguchi Building 9F Google Maps location In planning my Japan trip, I wanted to make sure to vary the meals.  The dining scene in Tokyo is just so vast.  You can go cheap and casual or you can splurge Michelin style.  I wanted to do a  little bit of both and try a…

Sushi Daiwa

Sushi Daiwa Tsukiji Market Tsukiji Market is a must-see destination for any true food lover.  A true food lover is someone whose passion for food doesn’t just begin and end with consumption, but encompasses a desire to know how the food, we know and love, comes to be.  Tsukiji Market is such a place to…

Kani Doraku

Kani Doraku Multiple locations throughout Tokyo & Japan Kani Doraku was a place recommended to me for its fantastic crab.  After some research, I concluded “Well, it’s just crab.  How good could it be?”  It didn’t help that every restaurant in the chain can be identified by the giant eyesore of an electronic crab stuck to the…

Croquant Chou Zaku Zaku

Croquant Chou Zaku Zaku Shinjuku location Harajuku location Most of my eating was thoroughly researched and planned out.  I am loathe to eat random things willy nilly.  I just feel, more likely than not, you’re probably gonna end up eating something average and a waste of stomach real estate.  There are certain situations where I find myself…

Maisen Tonkatsu

Maisen Tonkatsu Multiple locations throughout Tokyo A morning stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, was a beautiful way to pass the time in between breakfast and lunch.  We saw many gorgeous cherry blossom trees and the crowds weren’t too bad.  From there, we headed over to the Omotesando area of Shibuya.  It is sometimes referred to as the…

Gontran Cherrier

Gontran Cherrier Multiple locations throughout Tokyo Due to my nemesis aka jet lag, I slept through two whole meals after arriving in Tokyo. Missing meals and waking up at 3am feeling hungry was definitely an unexpected setback for the food filled adventure I had planned. But no matter, I just hit up Google, Trip Advisor,…