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The Michelin Guide has consistently awarded more stars to Tokyo dining establishments than any other city in the world. I created this blog as my personal Tokyo restaurant guide, but I hope you will also enjoy reading it. If you have been to any of the same places feel free to leave some comments about your own experiences.

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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Itamae Gokoro Kikuura, Nishi Shinjuku 板前心 菊うら 西新宿

Kikuura is a friendly, unpretentious Japanese restaurant in Nishi Shinjuku. Their food has a lot of thought put into it and is of very good quality. The kimono clad servers are also delightful. Amazingly, the set pictured here is just 5,000 yen per head. I would highly recommend Kikuura as a place to take visiting friends for an authentic Japanese meal.

Abalone with its miso (guts) mixed with vinegar

"Moriawase" of starters

Pumpkin consomme with scallop, shrimp, corn and snow peas

Sashimi. The accompanying sliced vegetable had an amazing texture. The uni (sea urchin) was delicious - sweet and none of that funky taste that you often get

Fish was delicious

Anago (conger eel) with eggplant and daikon

Rice and miso soup. The miso had some bony fish and negi (spring onion) in it giving it a very pleasant flavour

Anin doufu (almond jelly) - a Chinese touch to finish the evening.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Rainbow Roll Sushi, Azabu Juban レインボーロールスシ 麻布十番

Rainbow Roll is a glam sushi place where you could take the more nervous foreign eater. There are plenty of delicious fusion style rolls on the menu and it's open for lunch or dinner.

Let me show you the delicacies sampled on a recent visit for lunch on a blazing summer's day...

Eel appetizer

Cold sesame soup with gelatinised chicken pieces

Mixed sushi
Tuna rolls with jalapeno mayonnaise (noice!)

Small dessert