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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, 30 April 2016

Hibiki, Shinjuku 響新宿

Tokyo is full of izakaya but I always find myself struggling when I need to think of one that I can easily take foreign visitors to. Hibiki in the Odakyu Southern Tower complex is just about ideal. It has an English menu, and range of the usual crowd pleasing dishes and has a fairly upmarket feeling.

All sounds good on paper. Unfortunately my recent visit was marred by bad service, bordering on the unpleasant from our server who seemed quite put out that we needed some help with the menu. The woman did not crack a smile once during our visit.

But patchy service aside, I would still recommend it as a place to take the neophyte Japanese food eater. Maybe I'll give them one more chance.

Tel: 03-5909-7180

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