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“Steak at its best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Steak House Yoshida

Steak House Yoshida
570-122 Gion-Machi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074, Japan
+81 75-525-2025
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Ranked #49 of 3,573 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Manchester
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“Steak at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We went for menu b and menu c on a very quiet tuesday night in February - we had a great night even though it was so quiet (we were in the off season) as the service and food and wine were so good 

We had been a bit sparse on our five a day recently, so the tasty salad, pumpkin soup and vege all went down well 

The steak was served half sirloin and half tender loin/fillet - which we viewed as an excellent combo 

Highly recommend a visit 

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sao Paulo, SP
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121 reviews 121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Must have that experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

After a very disappointing beef experience in another place, we found Yoshida Steak House by chance, walking across it’s touristic Gueisha steet location. Our hotel concierge made the booking and it could not have been better!

You sit by the counter and you can see – and tape – the chef Yoshida-san himself doing his art: garlic (carefully grilled slice by slice), mushrooms, vegetables, while you see the star – the Kobe beef – waiting his right time. In the meantime, they keep serving you soup and other starters.

Finally, he grills the wonderfully marbled Kobe beef the way you want – I am a medium-well person, but the beef is so special that my wife’s medium tasted much better – slices and serves in your plate with all the sides.

Beautifully presented, even better tasted!

Not cheap, of course, but good value for what I was looking for. It was a memorable dinner!

At the end, as mentioned by other evaluators, Yoshida-san gave us the nose print with the calf pedigree and also a kind gift, a small dragon.

English is well spoken and if you want to live the Kobe beef experience I strong recommend it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Given the certificate!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This was AMAZING. My friend and I were walking down Hanamachi Street and were wondering what was for dinner. We saw the signs of the steakhouse, and my friend immediately pointed out the wagyu certificate on the sign - this was legit! The prices were high, but this is real wagyu we are talking about here! The chef, Yoshida-san himself I suppose, was skilled and paid attention to the details. He made small chatter as we waited for the meat to sear, and he was very friendly. We went for the cheapest platter (a small serving and vegetables, no other frills) and at the end of the meal we were given a fan each and a copy of the certificate of the steak we ate! Arigato Yoshida-san!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My friend and I were very hungry walking the bright light streets of Kyoto looking for a place to eat. We decided to go down this very illuminated and more narrow street. It turned out to be full of eateries, but none to our liking. Then we came upon Steak House Yoshida. It's a small place, with the father and son being the chef's. What an amazing and intimate meal!! Everything was cooked in front of us with such delicacy and perfection. Course after course was served and everything was absolutely delicious. It's a place that's worth a splurge (it's a bit on the pricey side). If you like steak and other types of appetizers (veggies, fried rice, etc.), please do visit this place.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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