5A5 Steak Lounge, San Francisco

I've been here a few times for work, but decided to come on my own so I could try the Japanese Wagyu from Miyazaki. Plus, it had been over a year since eating Kobe beef at 511 in Japan. Time to compare the local steak house!   Lounge is a good description. Looks modern and … Continue reading 5A5 Steak Lounge, San Francisco


Steak House Pound, Shijo Kawaramachi, Kyoto

At some point I picked up a touristy magazine in English and the beef caught my eye. I decided to try it!   This sign was outside when I arrived. Not sure what it's trying to express...   The meat is beautiful.   I think people are supposed to use those coat hangers, but they're … Continue reading Steak House Pound, Shijo Kawaramachi, Kyoto

Sumirich, Minato

Some friends worked here and decided to show us the place. It's Italian style, but I'm not sure it really is Italian (not that it particularly matters).   One great thing about eating in groups is you can all share a large number of dishes! Overall the food was ok. Seems like a college-goer type of … Continue reading Sumirich, Minato


matenrou, Tokyo Skytree, Sumida

On the way to Jojoen previously, I noticed meat. It was a teppanyaki place and I wanted to come back to try it. So we did.   Sweet views.   Fortunately, we asked what was good. They recommended this sort of seafood pancake that had some roe. It was tasty!   Some veggies, to offset … Continue reading matenrou, Tokyo Skytree, Sumida


Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511, Asakusa

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 … Continue reading Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511, Asakusa