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post #16 of 62
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Can you find Lanvin en Bleu, Comme de Garcons, Bape and Burberry Black Label at Marui and Isetan ? Thanks!
post #17 of 62
Can't seem to find a thread on eats in Tokyo, so I thought I'd resurrect this. Any suggestions for stuff around the Tokyo Bay area please? Cheers
post #18 of 62
Okay, so back from Tokyo - some thoughts
Tsujiki market - Dai Wo sushi, pretty good. Waited for an hour, the queue for the other recommended place - Sushi dai - was not moving for over an hour and a half.
Tonki in Meguro - pretty good tonkatsu, 平田牧場 was another (though part of a chain)
Mochimochinoki in Okubo/ shinjiku - pretty good ramen but chose it because it was close to our hotel
Henri Le Roux at Roppongi - the CBS crepes are pretty good, in general the foodcourt at Roppongi Crossing was pretty good
木村屋總本店 銀座本店 ‎ Ginza - great shrimp sandwiches
post #19 of 62
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

Okay, so back from Tokyo - some thoughts
Tsujiki market - Dai Wo sushi, pretty good. Waited for an hour, the queue for the other recommended place - Sushi dai - was not moving for over an hour and a half.
Tonki in Meguro - pretty good tonkatsu, 平田牧場 was another (though part of a chain)
Mochimochinoki in Okubo/ shinjiku - pretty good ramen but chose it because it was close to our hotel
Henri Le Roux at Roppongi - the CBS crepes are pretty good, in general the foodcourt at Roppongi Crossing was pretty good
木村屋總本店 銀座本店 ‎ Ginza - great shrimp sandwiches

Sounds like you had a great time!
post #20 of 62
I leave for Tokyo tomorrow! Five weeks! Hope there are no earthquakes.
post #21 of 62

This food guide is amazing:

http://www.amazon.com/Food-Sake-Tokyo-Terroir-Guides/dp/189214574X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327690916&sr=8-1

 

Also, if you're into watches, go to a department store and look at some Grand Seikos.  They are terrific watches, and they are not readily available outside of Japan/Asia.  Someday I would love to own one:

http://www.ablogtoread.com/seiko-luxury-watches/

 


Edited by Soylent Green - 2/4/12 at 5:18am
post #22 of 62
Tokyo is an eater's paradise. I've found some of the best Italian I've eaten in the world (including Italy) in restaurants at the top floors of the shopping malls. Seriously I would just go explore. There are just too many unbelievable places to eat. You would be hard pressed to go wrong. Roppongi Hills and Azabujuban are some of my favorite neighborhoods to find good food, but in a place like Tokyo, this means basically nothing.
post #23 of 62

For great food, ask around, rely on word of mouth and recommendation for the latest places. One of the amazing things about Tokyo is that while there are some places that haven't changed for 100 years, the most incredible food is often to be found at places that barely last 2 years. The real estate market and the short average life of buildings means that it is quite likely that places you found five years ago, or used to visit regularly will not be there any more, but there will ten just as incredible eateries that have sprung up since.

 

In the last few years, there has been a resurgence of izakaya, traditional sake bars which serve small dishes of all kinds cooked to order at the bar, many of which are run by young owner-chefs, bypassing the traditional route of learning the trade for years before opening their own place. These are my favourite places to eat in Tokyo (and also in Kyoto, but that's another story).  

post #24 of 62
Go to the Masamoto knife shop next to the Tsukiji fish market (has the market moved yet?).
Walk along Kappabashi Street for the most amazing assortment of restaurant supply stores you could ever imagine.
Go to Osawa Bekko to look at genuine tortoise shell frames. Osawa Bekko
Go to Saruya Toothpicks - a shop that has been around since 1704 that sells truly, and you have to use one to believe me, the best toothpicks you've ever used. Saruya
post #25 of 62

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Go to the Masamoto knife shop next to the Tsukiji fish market (has the market moved yet?).


It was about to be demolished last time I was there - still a lot of unhappiness about it.

 

post #26 of 62
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It was about to be demolished last time I was there - still a lot of unhappiness about it.

I sure am glad to have seen it in its original cobblestoned, chaotic glory. Furthermore, where we stay in Tokyo is on that side of Ginza that is right beside where the old Tsukiji was located, so it was just a 10 minute walk.
post #27 of 62
Currently in Hakone region, having fun. Great scenery and hot springs; the Open Air Museum is certainly worth a visit. Lots of food of course - had Imahan first night - sukiyaki with Ohmi beef, yum.

Browsed around Beams in Shinjiku, great stuff but really super pricey even compared to HK. But their selection of men's shoes is better than I've seen in HK.
post #28 of 62
Having a pretty good time here, if anyone wants tips for places to eat in Tokyo/ Shinjiku just ask!

95%+ of the men here wear black suits, so surprised BEAMS is so big. They like their short bum showing jackets too.
post #29 of 62
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Currently in Hakone region, having fun. Great scenery and hot springs; the Open Air Museum is certainly worth a visit. Lots of food of course - had Imahan first night - sukiyaki with Ohmi beef, yum.
Browsed around Beams in Shinjiku, great stuff but really super pricey even compared to HK. But their selection of men's shoes is better than I've seen in HK.
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

Having a pretty good time here, if anyone wants tips for places to eat in Tokyo/ Shinjiku just ask!
95%+ of the men here wear black suits, so surprised BEAMS is so big. They like their short bum showing jackets too.

Good to hear that you're enjoying yourself!

Did you eat at the grandiosely-named "World Gyoza Centre" whilst you were in Hakone, by the way?
post #30 of 62
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Browsed around Beams in Shinjiku, great stuff but really super pricey even compared to HK. But their selection of men's shoes is better than I've seen in HK.

Proceed straight to the Isetan Men's shopping mall basement. The shoe floor there is a wonderland.
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