Posts Tagged ‘tokyo’
A visit to Tokyo isn’t complete without a visit to Tsukiji as well. Even though I’ve been here before, this time I wanted to explore the Tsukiji Inner Market so I was looking for a place to have sushi there with a short queue.
Originally I planned to try out another place besides Sushi Dai but this time when I reached, the other shops had queues and Sushi Dai didn’t have one! So I guess it was Sushi Dai yet again – which isn’t a bad thing anyway.
I just had to visit this steakhouse again since I’m in Tokyo once again. I’ve blogged about the steakhouse in greater detail in a previous post which you can read so I won’t go through the whole thing again.
Once again there was a long queue snaking around it. I didn’t join it the previous time I was here but since I was early this time, I decided to join and buy it as well.
Yes I’m back again at Kaikaya, which I first visited back in 2009 and wrote about it. I liked it so much that I decided to return to Kaikaya again this time to try some other dishes there.
I love yakitori and the moment I saw Toriki on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, I knew I had to eat at Toriki when I returned to Tokyo – and so here I am!
Hirosaku is a homely little restaurant that is family-run, helmed by a fatherly chef and his very kind wife. Sometimes at night their daughter helps them out as well.
Ise is one of the new entrants into this year’s Tokyo Michelin guide and it specializes in tempura. It has a pretty plain front and it is helmed by just a chef who is also the owner.
Unlike Singapore where most of the top Japanese restaurants tend to be cloistered in hotels, in Tokyo even the Michelin 3 star restaurants are hidden down obscure alleys, just a door in the face of an nondescript building.
Suzunari is a cosy little restaurant located deep in the heart of Yotsuya San-chrome, buried down in those narrow alleyways. It’s actually a bit hard to find if they didn’t have a whole bunch of flowers outside.
Ristorante Aso looks like it could have been plucked straight out of any Italian town and placed in the trendy Daikanyama district. This Michelin 2 star restaurant is the flagship for chef Tatsuji Aso and it’s also said to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Tokyo.
Sushi Saito is a Michelin 3 star sushi restaurant and it is the best sushi that I’ve ever had in my life.