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  1. Courtney
    January 23, 2012

    It may be touristy, but the view from the Park Hyatt at night is amazing. It goes on forever. And their duck fat fried potatoes are pretty good too.

    The only steak I’ve had in Tokyo was from oregon beef at an all Oregon themed restaurant. It was weird.

    • Chris
      June 28, 2012

      I loved the Park Hyatt. I’m a sucker for visiting places that have been in movies, so I really was geeking out. And the pool area is awesome!

  2. Abby
    January 23, 2012

    Fish for breakfast was a big adjustment for me in Asia! And I can eat almost anything, anytime. But man, your sushi pics have my mouth watering!

    • Chris
      June 28, 2012

      I am a sushi freak. I can eat it any time of day.

  3. M’ris
    January 23, 2012

    Awesome! Shinji also took my mother and I around Tsukiji while we were in Tokyo 2 years ago, and that breakfast at Sushi Dai is still talked about as one of the best meals she’s ever eaten. I discovered the joys of fresh salmon roe as well as mackerel – both of which I’d only had stateside, and determined to be gross. Turns out, they just weren’t fresh enough!

    • Chris
      January 24, 2012

      Shinji was great! I’d call him in a heartbeat, next time I head to Tokyo. I agree with you about how different the fish can taste in Japan. I’m not a huge fan of shrimp sushi here, but I loved it over there. And I even had raw lobster one night! I definitely wouldn’t try that outside Japan.

  4. Jay
    January 24, 2012

    That looks disgusting… not gonna lie.

    • Chris
      January 24, 2012

      @Jay – The fish or the beef? LOL. It all tasted delicious to me, but everyone has their limits! I reached mine with taro dumplings. Couldn’t stomach the texture.

  5. Cathy Sweeney
    January 24, 2012

    Yum — not much of a sushi person, but would love to try the Wagyu beef. I wouldn’t mind staying at that Park Hyatt either. :)

  6. Eric @ Trans-Americas Journey
    January 24, 2012

    I’ve always wanted to go on a few day eating binge in Tokyo. Between the sushi, fish, meat and a whole array of other odd yummies, it would be an expensive blast.

    • Chris
      June 28, 2012

      Eric – Tokyo now has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any city, including Paris. I could eat there for days, although I’d probably become pretty broke.

  7. Lane
    January 25, 2012

    I will start looking for Wagyu beef on menus now. Great article.

  8. Lisa | LLWorldTour
    January 25, 2012

    Yum. I was fortunate enough to be hosted at the NY Grill at the Park Hyatt Tokyo back around 2005. I’m also not much of a steak eater, but I had the Kobe Ribeye…and it was truly amazing. Nice!

  9. Gemma | Gap Daemon
    January 26, 2012

    I’m a big sushi fan and have found some excellent places in New York, London and Australia but nowhere compares with Japan. Until you’ve tried it there, you haven’t tried sushi… I only learned the other day how it came about- rice was used to transport fish from the coast to cities as it kept it fresh and then it was soon discovered how well they went together!

  10. Camels & Chocolate
    January 26, 2012

    I was just in Tokyo while on Semester at Sea, and I have never had better food on a consistent basis as I did there! Helped that my best friend is a diplomat who speaks the language–we knew all the local hotspots and just trusted her to order for the table at every meal!

    • Chris
      June 28, 2012

      That’s the best way to experience a place!

  11. Erica
    March 27, 2012

    I’m determined to go to that Park Hyatt. EEEEE!

    • Chris
      March 27, 2012

      Erica – It’s pretty fab. I know that Tokyo has lots of luxury hotels, but I really enjoyed the Lost in Translation connection.

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