天ぷら 新宿つな八 総本店 in 新宿区, 東京都. Tempura. How I love thee. But now thanks to good folks at Serious Eats, I have a cure for that craving in Tempura Tsunahachi! http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/a-ten-course-tempura-only-meal-at-tsunahachi-tokyo-japan.html?ref=search
のんべい横丁 in 渋谷区, 東京都 Drunkard's alley, near shibuya station
九段 斑鳩 in 板橋, 東京都. Inside, this ramen shop is bright and peaceful, with ample room between tables and counter. The cooks and waiters are bright and peaceful, too, wearing black shirts buttoned to the collar and Zenned-out smiles on their faces. And Ikaruga’s ramen? It seems almost heretical to pick it apart, to praise separately the deep tonkotsu broth with its hint of bonito flavor, or the slices of pork, their edges caramel-sweet, the flesh tender and not too fatty, or the bite of the noodles or the egginess of the soft-cooked egg. Suffice to say, this ramen is perfect.
pâtisserie Sadaharu AOKI paris 丸の内店 in 千代田区, 東京都 "Integrating French ingredients and technique is a trademark of many Japanese bakeries. One patisserie with shops in both Paris and Tokyo is Sadaharu Aoki, which like Kihachi is located on the food floor of Isetan. Here I combined cultures in sampling a matcha croissant (334 yen, or over $3)."
築地井上 in 築地, 東京都. "This old school shoyu ramen is not overly spectacular, but it just knows how to hit the spot. So remember, the next time you head down to Tsukiji to taste some incredibly fresh and amazingly delicious sushi, don't be afraid to wash it down with some ramen." (via Keizo @ http://www.goramen.com/2009/07/chuuka-soba-inoue-tsukiji-chuo-ku-tokyo.html)
海鮮丼 大江戸 築地市場内店 in 築地, 東京都. "Ten years ago, on my first trip to Japan, with chef Daniel Boulud, we ate sushi at a tiny stall in Tsukiji just after dawn, stuffing ourselves with raw tuna, cod sperm, and icy cold beer." (via Serious Eats http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/12/tour-inside-tokyo-tsukiji-the-worlds-largest-fish-market.html) (and a handy map here http://www.tenkai-japan.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/map5.bmp)