Tokyo: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

This is the sixth post on my eating adventures to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

This was probably one of the easiest reservations for me to make, simply because it had an online reservation system in English. I had been meaning to have a taste of the genius that Joël Robuchon is for a very long time. However, the restaurant in Singapore is really expensive. Hence, when I found out how affordable the lunch menu at Joël Robuchon Tokyo was, I jumped at the opportunity. It was also a plus that the Tokyo restaurant has been awarded two michelin stars. Continue reading

Tokyo: Butagumi

This is the fifth post on my eating adventures to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

Originally, I had planned to visit Maisen for my tonkatsu fix in Tokyo. I had planned to get there once it opened (11am), which would minimize any wait time and make it easier for me to navigate any language barriers. Continue reading

Tokyo: Kogetsu 湖月

This is the fourth post in my recent visit to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

The recent trip to Tokyo was quite a last minute decision. Everything did not really become confirmed till about one month prior to our departure. Usually, this would have been fine. However, when it came down to picking places to eat, I knew that this would make reservations at certain restaurants a little difficult to get. Recall: my previous visit to Fujiya 1935 in Osaka required a two month advanced booking. Continue reading

Tokyo: Kyubey

Despite having been to Japan (Osaka, Kyoto) earlier this year, I decided to join J on her work trip to Tokyo since the dates coincided with the end of my exams and it seemed fitting to take a holiday then. As it turned out, many of other classmates had also made plans to visit Tokyo and we had made plans to meet up and I was also going to catch up with up with a friend who had been living in Tokyo for a while.

Of course, one of the first things I thought about was what to eat. Sushi came naturally to mind, the question was where. After some research and thought, I decided to make a booking at Kyubey. Many blogs had written about it being foreigner friendly and it had pretty reasonable prices (in my opinion) for lunch.  Continue reading