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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

GINZA: Yamato Seafood and Steak aka Teppan Yaki!!!

Yamato has been around since Mari's mother was still young?  Am I explaining this correctly... well, its been around for a very long time and a favorite among families in and around Ginza.

On the 7th floor.  Don't expect the fancy flair of Benihana's in the US with non-stop visual excitement but this is a more peaceful setting with the Chef perfectly preparing each item.

This is the seasonal dinner menu starting at 12,500yen course... but don't stop reading here!

The 4:00-10:00pm Menu... but keep going!

The greatest deal in Tokyo is lunch at up scale restaurants... dinner starting at 12,500yen!?  Why not hit up Teppan Yaki lunch startiing at 2,100yen!  The volume is more than enough.

The 6 older ladies/grandma's sitting across from us were glittering with diamonds and pearls... after a few glasses of wine one lady fell asleep... can't beat enjoying wine even as senior citizens.

First came the salad and soup... super tasty dressing... hint of onion and garlic.

Salmon, Shrimp and White Fish... 

Chef recommended Medium Rare for our beef.

The beef with some vegetables stir fried in the beef oils.

Great meal.. all smiles.

The little touches.

You can either choose bread OR Miso Soup, rice and pickles with your lunch set.  I'd recommend the the Miso soup set... so much more and compared to the bread its a way better value.

Choice of Coffee or Tea to close the meal.

Click to enlarge.. some info about Yamato on the business card.

Nice alcohol cabinet... guess the regulars keep their bottles here. 

Look at this interior... classy old school... Japan from the 70's?

I'd absolutely recommend this place if you visit GINZA.  Forgot to take a pic of the lunch menu but if you can read a little Japanese click here
I'd suggest the 2,300yen KIKU lunch set with a mix of beef and tasty seafood burger (they sold out of it this day) and Mari loves the 2,100yen NADESHIKO with its 150g of tasty beef.

SHOP: Yamato Seafood and Steak (MIKASA KAIKAN Building).
Address E: Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Ginza 5-5-17
Address J: 東京都中央区銀座5-5-17
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