Yesterday in Tokyo, living a Travelife, I ate at a tiny restaurant considered by serious foodies in Japan to be one of Japan’s top five restaurants.
In fact, until recently it was #1 in the national rankings, but now I think it’s about #3.
Nevertheless, even #3 is still a pretty mean feat, in a country that takes food very seriously, and that has such an incredibly competitive dining landscape.
Please read more about this one-of-a-kind restaurant in the February-March 2015 issue of Travelife Magazine, out on the news-stands on February 15.
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TASTE OF THINGS TO COME
In the meantime, here’s a little preview.
This restaurant is almost impossible to book because it’s completely full every single day, in spite of its pretty expensive meals.
I reckon this is one of the most expensive lunches in Tokyo now, with the exception of the pop-up restaurant of Noma, which is only operational until February 14.
YOU NEED MORE THAN MONEY
AND LUCK TO EAT HERE
Then there’s another almost impossible hurdle: you actually need an introduction from a regular client to book a seat here.
There are no menus (you just sit and eat what they give you, hoping you have enough money to pay at the end), no English signs, and no explanations, so the odds of finding a regular foreigner client are quite slim — except for me, now, of course.
So for most foreigners, this is a restaurant that’s not even in the running, when it comes to booking a restaurant on a trip to Tokyo.