Not a 2 star, only a 1 star. Its decor has gone downhill, they need to renovate. Small touches like the place settings, interior, are not up to par for a 2 star. The food is excellent indeed, it has great, friendly service. The wine pairing is superb. However, they were informed in advance that I was treating a friend to lunch for her birthday. I asked to receive the bill when my friend went to use the ladies' room so I could discreetly pay it. However, the bill was handed to both of us so my friend could see the cost. As I mentioned, when you go to a 2 star, you expect it to be perfect.
I am only giving Sanno Byoin 3.5 because of the LONG wait times. The nurses and doctors are courteous & professional with the exception of one male doctor.
Be prepared to wait for up to an hour for an appointment. You should also be prepared to wait up to 30-30 minutes to pay on the 1ST floor and to receive medication.
I find some of the receptionists to be a bit silly and unprofessional at times but it isn't excessively, bad behaviour.
It is EXTREMELY expensive as well.
A convenient way to get to Odaiba from the mainland. You can also go to Asakusa from Hinode pier. I don't consider it to be a spectacular boat. Sure the view is great, especially at night, but the boat is old. A bonus is that you are able to bring your bicycle on board.
I think that I have become quite spoiled living in Tokyo for over a decade because it seems to me that the food tastes all the same. It is a casual dining experience, somewhere you would go if you are hungry but not needing to be inspired and/or impressed. The blooming onion makes a nice talk piece but make sure you have antacid in your medicine cabinet.
I find the food here to be average. The service is satisfactory and the atmosphere is cozy and casual. It is located on the 2nd floor, not far from the Hiro-o station. I wouldn't frequent this place often, only if I am really craving Mexican food and I don't want to cook it at home myself.
A great place to find all the latest in kid's toys. It is noisy and overcrowded, you will be elbow to elbow with other customers. They offer gift wrapping which is a nice touch. It is convienently located next to Oriental Bazaar in Harajuku.
I really don't have anything positive to say about most towers: Seattle, Auckland, Vancouver and the Tokyo Tower is no exception. Even worse, they don't even have a proper restaurant on the top floor. Perhaps this is a good thing, however, since most tower restaurants have mediocre food b/c you are paying for the view. The restaurants at the Tokyo Tower are fast food only such as Baskin Robbins and burger chains. The majority of tourists are high school kids on an outing. But see for yourself, you should experience it at least once, for the view.
A good place to go with the girls or as Dominic mentioned, the Desperate-housewive-types LOL...you will however see other demographics. It is a stylish place that offers delicious tapas. I wouldn't go here for a special occasion but it is suitable for upscale, casual dining.
Quaint and well-appointed, this museum offers many different exhibits . When I visited, there was a glass exhibit being displayed.
It is smaller than the Mori Art museum and doesn't offer the Panoramic view but it makes a nice diversion if you are shopping at Midtown.
It has a comfy setting with dim lighting and warm decor. Many people come here to unwind with colleagues. The restaurant part offers good eats, nice char-broiled steaks and the like. The bar is encircled by stools and it will get very crowded on Friday nights so get there early if you want a place to sit down.
A complex maze of shops and restaurants that can leave visitors feeling flustered. I frequent this complex in order to visit May's Garden Salon and Estination/Bals. I have become familiar with how to come and go now but it certainly took sometime. So, if you are visiting, be prepared to get lost.
I give this a score of 3 because they do hire good stylists who are either non-Japanese themselves or Japanese stylists who are comfortable with coloring and styling non-Japanese hair.
However, I found management to be unprofessional and unkind.
Delicious sweets and cheeses but at a hefty price. Don't miss out on the delicious macaroons made by la mama...heavenly, melt-in-your-mouth, treats.
The quiche and pastas are satisfactory when you want to take a rest from cooking...almost as good as home-cooking but not quite there.
A comfortable and spacious facility which includes a 24 hour supermarket and Dean & Deluca in the basement. It is wonderful to visit around Christmas when they have all of the lights (Exit through the basement to get to the park).
Good food, satisfactory service, and a comfortable atmosphere. They have a huge TV screen behind the bar as well which was playing a movie when we visited. Not a bad place to visit for lunch or a casual dinner.
My Japanese teacher and I frequent The Peninsula for tea and lunch. The prices are reasonable and the service is satisfactory (I did have to complain one time when we were not seated immediately-when there were many tables available). The food is delicious as well. You are able to order finger food served on a traditional tiered serving platter or you are able to order soup, salad, and/or sandwiches.
I visited this place several times for a combination of acupuncture and massage. The massage itself was very good, however, I found the acupuncture to be quite uncomfortable. Also, I requested that they call me by my family name but they did not.