Teppanyaki Mitaki takes its name from an old inn in Hiroshima, one which used to host shogi and go tournaments back in the day. This restaurant, located in a renovated house in upscale Sakurazaka, features a counter overlooking a small garden as well as private rooms; but you’ll want a counter seat for the “teppanyaki show.” As the chefs deftly prepare locally sourced veggies and Kyushu beef on the gleaming griddle, savor the mouth-watering aromas and the sound of sizzling beef. Why not enjoy a drink as you wait for your elegantly presented meal to be brought your way? If you want to enjoy steak the Japanese way, we suggest wasabi and soy sauce. Place a dash of the green stuff on a bite-sized morsel of steak, dip in soy sauce and voilà: Japanese teppanyaki! And nothing ends a Japanese meal better than rice, so don’t forget to try the garlic rice—it’s prepared right on the griddle with garlic, soy sauce, and any juices remaining from your delectable meal.
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Lunch: Kuroge Wagyu hamburg steak course (only 10 servings available) ¥2,300, Kuroge Wagyu course (Kyushu brand beef sirloin (80g) or tenderloin (60g) ¥5,000
Dinner: Kyushu brand Kuroge Wagyu course (Appetizer, foie-gras chawanmushi, salad, grilled veggies, Kyushu brand beef sirloin (100g) or tenderloin (80g), sliced garlic, red miso soup, dessert) ¥6,500, Luxury course (Ise-ebi lobster and Saga Beef sirloin (80g)) ¥15,000
Draft beer ¥800, sake (360ml) ¥1,500~, sparking wine ¥800
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn206, Feb. 2016)