English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 37 reviews)
“Sukiyaki beef was the best here ”
I ordered Sukiyaki Jo (2500 yen) combo lunch and was fully satisfied. Matsusaka beef, thinly sliced, melted in my mouth like butter. Yum!! I was reading about their concept/philosophy? on their website and learned that this restaurant only orders and uses female cow for female cows are tender and ...juiciest in their opinion! Wow. I never knew. The business men sitting next to me ordered hamburger combo. It’s not like an American hamburger with buns but it’s like a huge steak with ground beef. Next time I’ll order that. It looked quite delicious. This place has been in business for long time. They own the meat retail shop next door to the restaurant. The reason I didn’t give five stars in my opinion was the sauce was a little bit sweet for ME... I’ve asked for ichimi hot pepper on the side to add onto the sauce myself. As you all know that Sukiyaki sauce is generally sweet. It may well be because I’m restricting my sugar intake lately. Others may not notice that. Another thing is the tofu. When I make my own sukiyaki I always use regular tofu not spongy Koya Tofu. It maybe their tradition but I missed the regular Tofu. Service was attentive and kimono ladies were polite and professional. Overall I truly enjoyed my solo sukiyaki lunch in Ginza at a reasonable price!
Visited August 2018
We made a reservation for 10people, but they still make us wait outside for 1hour. Theyre not prepared with kids, you can see that they hated kids. Service is kinda rude and not interested, look I went here before and it was great. But may be they just dont like kids so they show attitude.
Visited February 2018
“One of the best!!!”
Finally we got the table in Yoshizawa. You should make a reservation before, otherwise you won't get the table. We order matsusaka beef of sukiyaki. The beef is unbeatable, marble and tender. Highly recommended.
Visited February 2017
“outstanding Matsusaka beef sukiyaki, attentive service, great value”
the decor is quite utilitarian, which was fine, as we wanted to focus on our beef! whilst it is clear that they are popular with international tourists, this is not a tourist trap, nor is there any obvious sign of catering towards foreigners my son is not a sukiyaki aficionado, and he was a tad sc...eptical when we were advised that the original focus of the restaurant was on sukiyaki, hence our order...but he became an early convert! the beef looked absolutely stunning: the snowflake effect of the marbling being very obvious the meal was cooked in front of us, and it was delicious...interesting and tasty appetisers, as well as dessert, and the sukiyaki, which was cooked course by course, was easily the best I have ever had it is worth spending a bit more for the Matsusaka beef, as you will not find better value elsewhere - the restaurant grew out of the operations of a beef supplier, so much of the middleman cost has been eliminated
Visited September 2016
“Best traditional Beef Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu”
This was my 4th visit at this traditional sukiyaki and shabu shabu restaurant. It's located off the main ginza street across from Chanel and behind Mitsukoshi department store. It's not open on holidays and Sunday's so plan your trip there before hand. Lunch is a much cheaper option but it closes by... 2pm so don't expect to have a late lunch. Do make a reservation with the help of your hotel or just walk-in which I usually do. I had 3 previous lunch visits and each time I had the lunch special beef sukiyaki set. It's a traditional sukiyaki which is prepared ready to eat from the kitchen. The common seating area for lunch was tatami style long tables which you can share with other groups but there's enough space between other diners to have your own privacy. Shoes are left at the entrance and u keep a tag for locating your shoes when you exit. The beef sukiyaki was simply delicious; mouth watering tender bites and the sauce doesn't overpower the beef. If you see the display of meat at the meat shop next door which the restaurant owes you can see the excellent marbling. If you're staying in Tokyo or have a kitchen at your residence you can buy these slices of beef from the shop and make your own sukiyaki or Shabu Shabu. The beef goes well with tofu and noodles in the pot! At the end of the meal you are stuffed and satisfied. Dinner was a more elaborate affair. I had Shabu Shabu this visit for dinner and it was just as divine. The hostess who spoken some English was very friendly and we choose a beef Shabu Shabu set. She would serve and cook the beef in different sauces and with different ingredients like tofu and vegetables and noodles. All this done right in front of you so it's piping hot. The service was excellent and well timed so you don't feel rushed. Bowl after bowl after bowl of marbled beef cooked to perfection. The finale was the delicious beef broth which has all the nutrients from boiling the beef and veggies earlier. It's a clear broth as the hostess would constantly and diligently clear the floating "debris" keeping the soup clear. Don't miss this gem and best kept secret in Tokyo Ginza. I will definitely be returning again and again.
Visited August 2015