arry: Reserve the Impossible in Japan

It has been a long while since I last updated my blog. I aimed to clear my blog post before 2017, but seemingly I’ll need to postpone it to the year of chicken (Chinese New Year).

I didn’t update my blog in the past months mainly because I was helping on the launch of arry. arry is a ticketing system for some hard to reserve restaurants in Japan. Restaurants that arry works with includes Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, Sushi Saito, Den, Sumibiyakiniku Nakahara (VIP counter seats that has not been open to public),  Sushi Hashimoto (a sushi restaurant opened recently by the apprentice under Takaaki Sugita from Sushi Sugita, formerly known as Miyakozushi) and more to come.

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Jimbocho Den (神保町 傳), Tokyo

Apparently I eat more than I blog, but I have decided to finish all my blog post in 2014 before I was greeted by 2015. I will start this goal with Jimbocho Den, just because it’s one of the highlight of the year for me.

Ranked as Top 50 restaurant on Tabelog, Den retained his one star in 2015 although it has a two star in 2013. Although Den is named as a place for Kaiseki, it’s not the typical Kaiseki you get in Japan. Most people name it as modern Kaiseki. Continue reading