As an unexpected, generous wedding gift, a friend took us here.
Inside seems halfway between swanky and traditional steak house.
The real reason I was here: Kobe beef steak!
After ordering, our friend showed us something neat. I do not have such skills / dexterity.
The sashimi salad was fresh and tasty.
I got the sirloin, which is not my preferred cut (rib eye). Despite that, this was THE BEST beef I’ve had in my life so far. It was an amazing experience.
It was fascinating to see soy sauce in this sponge form. The waiter recommended that I combine a bit of it with some wasabi and try it with the steak. I did, and I liked it more than I thought I would. Kind of makes me want to try it with American steaks (rib eye).
My wife ordered the round steak. I don’t think American steak houses even offer this, maybe because it’s not a preferred cut of steak. In a way, its texture was similar to an American NY Strip. If someone told me this was an American steak (not Kobe beef) I would have believed them. Doesn’t seem special; don’t waste your time with the round steak.
Sakura ice cream!
And the bathroom was clean! Swankier than the rest of the restaurant.
I would love to come back. Next time I’ll probably either try a larger sirloin, or the tenderloin.
Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511
Dear Plaza Akasaka B1