Thanksgiving in Tokyo: Try this exotic holiday meal
Thanksgiving in Tokyo can be a frustrating experience for homesick Americans and turkey-obsessed locals. The big bird is not a normal menu item in Japan, and boxes of Stove Top stuffing only show up sporadically at Kaldi Coffee Farm.
The good news: Bento.com finds 10 places that will serve you a turkey dinner with all the fixings. The bad news: Get ready to open your wallet. The cheapest is ¥3,000 a person, while Oak Door in the Grand Hyatt is charging ¥12,000 a head.
Anyone eagerly hoping to follow the strange American custom of stuffing yourself into a tryptophan-induced coma will also be disappointed: Only Pink Cow offers a buffet. Expect Japanese-style dainty portions everywhere else.
One more option not on the Bento.com list: Kyle's Good Finds (Sun Heights Nakano, 2-7-10 Arai, Nakano-ku, tel. 03 3385 8993) does a Thanksgiving bento (¥3,000) with probably the best collard greens and cornbread outside of the United States.