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Any opinions on Mio Kojima in Tokyo? It's a new French place opened by former La Table Joel robuchon chef.

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Does anyone know about the kaiseki Chinese place in Kyoto that littlemegsiumeg posted on her insta story? What's the name of the restaurant?

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Kenya. It's in the Michelin Guide so not sure why she wouldn't just tag it properly instead of making out like it's a secret place.

3 days ago 1708811289
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Yes, agreed with above. Just click baiting.

You can actually just screenshot the video of crab and 2 siu mai and do a Google search and it will appear.

You can just book it by table check on the 1st of each month 00:00 for following month's seats.

3 days ago 1708827898

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Heading to Toyama/Kanazawa for a few days in April. I doubt I will bother trying for Kataori or Mekumi. I've already booked L'Evo. Looking for a few other recommendaionts, particularlry for sushi. For washoku, currently planning on Oryori Fujii and Ebitei Bekkan in Toyama. Other bookable options in Kanazawa or Toyama for sushi/washoku?

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For Toyama, Oryori Fujii and Ebitei Bekkan would be my choice for kaiseki. For sushi, Mekumi is sometimes bookable on Omakase. I have not been but have heard good things about Sushi Kibatani as well

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Brady

There are still plenty of seats for Mekumi in April on Omakase. But I think your account has to have a Japanese phone number. I think there is another post for recommendations in Kanazawa about 1 month ago. Sushi Kibatani seems to have mixed reviews?

27 days ago 1706747538
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@guest Mekumi is easily bookable and definitely worth price tag. I was just at Oryori Fujii for zuwaigani season and it was fantastic, highly recommend.

26 days ago 1706848658
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Deukae

@guest if you don’t mind informal setting, I’d recommend Sushi JinJin, which is the second shop of Sushi Jin.

It’s a standing izakaya setting but have a sushi counter manned by Kimura-san.

I went last summer and paid 15K for 18 items, so a very good cospa. also, a nice selection of sake from local brewery.

15 days ago 1707796979
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just back from Ebitei Bekkan, thanks to the recommendation of @DanielfromHK, it was a beautiful meal

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DanielfromHK

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Glad you enjoyed it! Did you have a good meal at Fujii and other places as well?

13 days ago 1707964701
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Thanks to everyone with their suggestions.

Is there a booking option for Mekumi (hotel concierge etc) that doesn't involve a Japanese phone number linked omakase account?

Our reason for skipping Mekumi is that it's more expensive during crab season and my wife can only eat some crab before allergies set in. However, I noticed from April that the price is more reasonable and the course will not have as much crab so perhaps we will try and secure seats.

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Eric Yu

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If you don't have a Japanese number Omakase account, the other option would be Tableall

11 days ago 1708146637
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Deukae, Sushi JinJin may be the way to go for us. Are there reservations and if not is it hard to get in? Expect we would be there on a weekday.

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Brady

@guest Jinjin should be pretty easy to walk-in because I constantly see they have seats open on their Instagram reels. You can also make reservation via Instagram DM in English too.

8 days ago 1708432082
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Deukae

@guest yes, JinJin accepts walk-in because it is basically a standing sushi izakaya.

But to be sure of seated at sushi counter with bar stools (and possibly served by the taisho), suggest you ask the hotel reception to book the omakase course.

Otherwise, DM Kimura-san, he seems to be really friendly with foreigners. Or call the restaurant as a couple of sous chef spoke English (one used to work at Hakkoku)

4 days ago 1708766746

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Would appreciate recommendations for a sushi restaurant in Tokyo that is not too difficult to book. I've been to Keita, Ishiyama, and will be dining at Mizukami.

Ideally looking for something different in style from the above three and not 40k+ in cost. I liked the shari at Keita, but the neta felt too big for my preference. I was very full by the end of the meal. I've ruled out Inomata due to distance.

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Shimizu would be your best option if you have friend who would have Japanese Omakase account

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Leo Saito

The recently opened Saso Sushi is just fine.

5 days ago 1708649226
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Thanks this is the original poster. Will look into both. I'm not seeing any Google results for Saso Sushi, however, in English or Japanese. Is there an alternative English spelling?

5 days ago 1708651365
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@guest He probably means Sano Sushi (佐野鮨).
Some others would be Sushi Suzuki lunch, though he’d be closing soon to relocate, Sushi Ichijo, Sushi Take, Sushi Fukumoto

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Inomata travel time is about 50mins plus 10 min walk. Not that bad in my opinion, the sushi is worth the travel time.

5 days ago 1708681009
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Original poster again. Thanks for the recs, everyone.

5 days ago 1708695300

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Hello TTT members, could you help suggest izakaya that open since 4pm that you would recommend. Much appreciate!

12 days ago 1708094599

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Eric Yu

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Ginza Shimada, Kanemasu, Kotaro (booking required)

11 days ago 1708146737
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Among these three places, which place do you most recommend?

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Never tried Kotaro, but between the other two, I'd say they are two very different experiences.

Shimada is a lot more refined in both presentation and vibe, it's quiet and a nice place to unwind. Kanemasu is loud in taste and loud in volume, I was shoulder-to-shoulder with a bunch of salarymen when I last visited. The former also takes reservations, while the latter doesn't. Comparing the food between them is like comparing apples to oranges (solid kappo cooking vs wagyu-uni rolls / overflowing kegani salads), so I'd make the decision based on location and experience that you're looking for.

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Eric Yu

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JJ has it spot on.

Kotaro leans closer towards Shimada, but is sit down and has some western/yoshoku influence

7 days ago 1708497108
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Thank you both JJ and Eric for such vivid review!

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