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Definitely would suggest joining this tour. It is a very small group, which enhances the experience. Our guide, Meg, was excellent. She was able to add a lot of knowledge to other areas, not just food. The tour covers a range of food experiences in a great casual atmosphere.
Excellent tour guide. Tour is lots of fun. 2nd restaurant was very hot and stuffy. I started to feel dizzy and had to leave.
I highly recommend the Tokyo by Night Japanese Food Tour! Mt brother and I did the tour our last night in Japan and it was one of our favorite experiences of the trip. Megy, the tour guide, is incredibly knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods and has really done her homework on the best places to eat (lucky her!). She was really funny, spoke perfect English, and made sure to stop at a lot of cool places throughout the tour. If you're looking to experience the Japanese food culture but do't know the language well enough to be able to spot the best restaurants, this tour is highly worth it!
Our lovely guide Meg, introduced us to Tokyo with an evening of great food tastings, and sake. Truly a fun night was had. Warm sake was a treat in the cold evening!
She was delightful, and a great beginning to our Japanese experience.
Rita and Claire Perth -West. Aust.
This was the highlight of our trip. There were 4 people on our tour plus our guide Meg. Meg was fantastic. Really new her way around town and found some really off the beaten track kinda places. definitely would recommend this for anyone!
Thank you Meg! the time I spent that night was fantastic! excelent food
Great tour - variety of food in authentic locations... Tour guide very knowledgable and created a great atmosphere. We even got to cook ourselves at the last stop. The varied locations gave us a bonus glimpse of life in the suburbs and some views you would not normally get.. Really good balance of wide appeal and more adventurous food - great!
Wonderful tour guide and delicious variety of Japanese food, just what we had hoped for. We were looked after really well and never hurried. Thank you Tatsuya!
Toshko was our tour guide, a young gal who took us to 2 restaurants and we got to ride the subway for the first time. We also saw the river at night, pretty nice. The second restaurant was a pancake type place where you make your own pancake type soufflé things from batter. One interesting part of this tour was the people we were with. A small group of a New Zealander, a professor and his wife, and me and my husband. We spent a lot of time talking with each other so that was interesting.
Great experience! Great introduction to local food which is different than food you can get outside of Japan. It was a lot of fun.
We had a wonderful time exploring new foods in Tokyo. We had a taste of 2 different Japanese dinners which were both delicious and fun. We also stopped at a great dessert stand. Our tour guide did a great job telling us about our food and Japanese customs. Much of the food in Japan is unfamiliar to Americans, and we felt this tour gave us a nice taste of Japanese cuisine.
I booked up this 3 hour trip through Viator which I took part in last Sunday evening. I was in Tokyo on business but having never been to Japan before I was keen to experience as much of Japanese culture and food as possible during my short stay.
I was somewhat surprised when I met up with the guide Miko that I was the only person on the tour but I was soon put at ease! The trip involved been taken to different venues in Tokyo, starting at a yakitori restaurant under the arches near Yurakucho Staion, then experienced a sweet snack before travelling by subway and monorail to Tsukishima where we ate two types of food (the name of which escapes me but the first was nothing like I had ever had before whilst the second can best be described as a type of omelette), both of which Miko cooked herself at the built in hotplate in the table.
The 3 hours flew by and I not only experienced some excellent food but also enjoyed the company of Miko, (an American Japanese) who was happy to answer my questions not only on Japanese food but also about Japan in general. I would certainly recommend this trip not only to foodies but for anyone who just wants to get under the surface of Tokyo a little. There is quite a bit of walking involved though which didn't bother me in the least but it may some. If I go back to Tokyo next year I will definitely request going on another food tour, perhaps to experience 3 more types of Japanese food (perhaps some sushi?). Overall, well worth it and a memorable evening.
My husband and I loved this tour and trying Japanese food we didn't even know about! Coming from San Francisco, we of course know about Sushi and I have a love affair with Japanese curry, but we knew very little about yakitori and even less about okonomiyaki and taiyaki. Our guide (Miko) was a Japanese-American who had lived in Japan for five years and so was able to easily describe Japanese customs and relate them to our American customs. She took us around to three different shops and described each dish as well as made our okonomiyaki since our waitress was somewhat inattentive. Overall, a really fun night, well organized, and a great introduction to the city and the variety of the Japanese cuisine.
After only 24 hours in Tokyo we were feeling rather intimidated by the city and this tour was just what we needed- it gave us an insight into Tokyo city life, an intro to Japanese food and culture, some delicious food to try and altogether an experience we would not have been able to get on our own- thank you!