Kobe Beef at a Reasonable Price in Tokyo? Here’s Where to Get Your Fix!

  • Tokyo is renowned for amazing food – everything can be easily found here. From ubiquitous street food, fast food, and even yummy food found in the convenience store, there is something for everyone. However, there is nothing more mouth-watering than the famous Kobe beef. Now where can you find it without going to Kobe itself? Especially in the heart of bustling downtown Tokyo? Well, look no further than Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511.

    511 sign

    For those in the know, Kobe beef is highly prized for its literal melt in your mouth goodness that can only come from the highly marbled fat content of the Kobe beef itself. The name of the restaurant is derived from the restaurant choosing only the premium choice cuts of the highest A-5 grade beef with a score of 11 on the Beef Marbling Score (BMS) set for Kobe beef.

    In fact, according to their website, their chef goes to Kobe and bids on the beef himself, ensuring the finest quality to serve their patrons.

    511 beef

    Now how much would you think such a fabulous meal would cost, especially with all the care that goes into selecting the meat? For dinner it can easily go into the hundreds USD. However, this restaurant has an amazing value lunch set that starts at 1,000 yen! Yes, you heard that right! You too can be the lucky recipient of all this amazing deal by just going to the store. Even more impressive is that the store features it’s own kiln that heats the beef to the precise degree it needs to release all that goodness. The set even comes with drink and dessert and really cannot be beat. You can even make a reservation online through open table which makes it really easy to do for those afraid to use their remedial Japanese like I was.

    The location in the midst of Akasaka’s business district may seem strange, but be on the look out for the store front and go down the stairs. Once down, the lovely water garden is only the welcoming path for the impeccably fine dining interior that awaits. So make your reservation now. You won’t regret it!

    511’s English Website

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