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Monday, February 20, 2012

ROPPONGI: (CLOSED) Chicago Kalbi... 900yen "Shika-Kal" Yakiniku Lunch was simply delicious!

Chicago Kalbi has been on my list ever seeing a spot on TV... totally forgot about it until yesterday and I made plans to finally check it out!

Seems there is a 1 coin (500yen) daily special with a limited 15 servings... for the early birds!

Lunch menu was very reasonable for being located across the street from posh Roppongi Hills.  But of course if you enter a place that uses "Kalbi" in its name you must order the Kalbi Yakiniku Lunch set!

Gas grills used.

And it arrived... I went around 1pm so they seated me in a booth but seems there are also 12 counter seats for those who wander in alone.

Comes with a generous portion of rice, lemon seasoned salad, seaweed soup, salty cabbage and 2 types of beef... Kalbi and sliced Cow-Tongue.

The lighting was perfect... dimly lit and very comfortable.

All you can eat rice during lunch :)

The 2 types of lunch beef... the Kalbi was sooo extremely tender... You can have it fully cooked but I suggest grilling it lightly as it will simply melt in your mouth.  Don't let it sit on the grill too long or all the fatty segments will drip/melt away into the grill.  Not a big fan of Tongue as it can be rather chewy but it was very easy to bite into here... liked it.

On the way out I spoke with one of the Chefs.  Seems Chicago Kalbi has been in downtown Chicago for 30 years and opened their first branch in Osaka followed by Roppongi in late 2011. If you are in Roppongi I'd definitely give this place a try... great service, amazing atmosphere for a Yakiniku spot and food was good!

Nice touch in the restroom.

Shop: Chicago Kalbi Roppongi Branch
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Address J: 東京都港区西麻布1-2-3 アクティブ六本木 B1F
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