Chefs — they're just like us. They dream about going to Tokyo, and when they get there, they obsess over where to eat. And while Eater is here to help — our massive guide to Tokyo can point you to essentials; to the new and hot; to the best coffee, ramen, and affordable sushi — there's nothing like restaurant recommendations from chefs who are particular and passionate.
Eater asked 10 American-based chefs for their top Tokyo picks. On the map is a super-small tasting-menu temple (Takazawa), an eel-focused bonanza (Ichinoya), and a tempura shop that will have you questioning what hard work means (Tempura Kondo). There's also a serene dining room and tea salon tucked away in a residential neighborhood (Yakumo Saryo), a lunch destination where rice is king (Ohitsuzen Tanbo), and a noodle shop with a thing for Michael Jackson (2-Chome Tsukemen Gachi).
Without further ado, and in geographical order, here's where chefs eat in Tokyo:Read More