Respond to Review of Bon - Taito-ku
Review: Make no mistake, this place is not cheap and is the most i've ever spent on dinner, but I don't regret one bit. Reservations are a must and the place is a little tricky to find. You may have to ask for help. Someone ended up walking us over to the restaurant. We dined in private in a small room, sitting on tatami mats. Our feet were kept toasty by heated mats underneath the table. The staff was very friendly, but spoke little english. They attempted to explain what each dish was, but it was hard to understand and I couldn't remember everything! The food was beautifully and thoughtfully prepared prepared using fresh and in season ingredients. We ate here during the week the cherry blossoms were in full bloom so our meal featured cherry blossoms in several dishes and dishes were decorated the beautiful pink flowers. The meal started and ended with tea and included a sweet wine apertif. For about 70000 yen each, we received 12 courses. We did not have sake, although they did have it available for an extra cost. Overall i'm very glad this was the first place we ate when arriving in Tokyo. If you're staying is Asakusa, Bon is a short 30-40 minute walk away. I don't know if I would eat here again, only because of the cost, but if I were visiting Tokyo again with friends I would be tempted to bring them here. It was more than worth the cost and a unique experience that I recommend to everyone visiting Tokyo.
Posted by Jan Hicks on Friday, February 22, 2013