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Tokyo Restaurants

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So you are right in the capital of Japan and you can hear the sound of your stomach churning in hunger? Well, there is no more need for you to fret because there are plenty of Tokyo restaurants that will satisfy your gastronomic appetite. According to Fodors.com, the last count of bistros in the metropolis reached to more than 190, 000. With the number, you will definitely be baffled which among the thousands you will be choosing for a meal.

History of Tokyo restaurants would relay that in the latter part of the 1980’s, dining out would allow you to spend $1,000 for a steak as money was seemingly of no obstacle. Talk about extravagance for a single dish. However, at this juncture, such lavishness is already out of the picture albeit, the bistros in the metropolis are considered to be an integral part of hospitality in Japan. You see, treating guests right in the natives’ abode is almost cryptic that is why commercial food junctions serve as the ultimate meeting place to entertain old acquaintances and flatter business prospects.

Most of the Tokyo restaurants are flocked by locals especially in areas such as Shinjuku, Karajuku and Shibuya where you will spot more of the younger demographic, students and workers alike. You can have a wide array of cuisine selections specializing in French and Italian with prices that are also a little above the average. With that, you are assured that you will obtain the value of what you will be paying for because the eateries in the districts feature world- class gourmet.

As a tourist, you have to note a number of essentials regarding Tokyo restaurants since consuming a viand will never be missed out in your itinerary. One of those you should know is that there will always be a 5% tax added to your total bill. If you head to any of the high- end bistros in the metropolis, expect a 10% to 15% service charge. Also, the very last order that you will make have to be done at least 30 minutes before the food junction will close while there are even some that require an hour ahead.

Today, Tokyo restaurants are a convergence of disparate cultures. You will experience American, Chinese and Indian, to enumerate a few. Even with all the contemporary flair seen in almost all of the bistros in the metropolis, there are still quintessential food junctions present in Japan. It is called the “ryotei” which is similar to a villa walled off from the hubbub of the streets and divided into smaller partitions for exclusivity.