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“For Kobe Beef at a resonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gyuan

Gyuan
Ranked #9 of 7,899 Restaurants in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Description: Shop close. Sunday &. National holiday Lunch time Last order. 1:45pm Dinner time. Last guest. 9:00pm Reservation (only dinner). 5:30pm - 8:30 pm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“For Kobe Beef at a resonable price”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

I really did want to like Gyu-an very very much. I took an out of town guest here for a special Kobe Beef experience (you cannot purchase Kobe Beef in the U.S. -- anything labelled Kobe in the U.S. is a lie) and no sooner had I talked up the incredible concept of service throughout Japan that things started happening that I have never seen before in Japanese restaurant. For example it took three requests before we were brought cold water (and I speak enough Japanese that they understood each time). Also, they mixed up our appetizer selection. And finally one of the younger waitresses did not seem to have developed the graceful way of removing dishes from a table.

But nevermind all that! We came for the Kobe -- and it was fantastic!! You really have to try true Kobe Beef to understand how tender and special the breed is. We had the Filet set course which came with two appetizers, a salad, soup, and dessert. The first appetizer (of the day) was simple sashimi, which was a nice surprise at a steak house. Then you have a choice of three types of beef appetizers (grilled beef sashimi (which sounds like an oxymoron), smoked, and roast beef). I had the smoked (even thought I had ordered the grilled sashimi) and it was quite delectable. Then the main course is served, almost teppanyaki style. It comes with some condiments (Salt and Pepper, a garlic sauce, and some sort of oil), but they are really unnecessary for the beef, although nice with the veggies, which are mostly onions. Dessert was just a scoop of one of two types of ice cream (the night I went it was cassis sorbet or macha -- green tea).

I would go there again as a special treat for an out of town guest who would find the novelty of Kobe Beef exciting. I do not think I would use it for a group outing.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Kobe beef in Ginza”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

The place is a little hard to find but worth going to. The restaurant is located below street level (you enter a door from the road and go down stairs to the restaurant's entrance. Guests are required to remove their shoes prior to sitting in the designated table. There is an English speaking man who can help in the ordering from the menu. I Ordered the Kobe beef Fillet Set (includes appetizer and dessert) and the taste and softness of the Steak was amazing. The cost of the meal is a little pricey but well worth the experience. I would definitely go back when I visit GInza in the future.

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“Great value”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Good quality. Particularly a great value for lunch. Limited English spoken but partial English translation of the menu is available.

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“Kobe beef, melts in your mouth”
Reviewed October 29, 2010

We asked at out hotel, Marriott Courtyard Ginza, for a good restaurant for Kobe beef and they told us there was one just around the corner. And so it was. Leave the hotel and make a left; another left at the alley way and on that next street your'll see AMPM which is a grocery type store. To its right as you face it, is a coffee shop and to its right is the restaurant, GYU-AN, there's a small sign with this name. You go down a flight of stairs. You must take off your shoes and sit at this very low table but your feet go down into a hollow under the table. 200 gr of Kobe Sirloin will set you back 6500 yen (about $73) but it includes, tea, a bowl of rice, salad, and the steak with vegetables. The steak was so tender you cut it with your fork. (yes they'll give you a fork on request) Juicy and delicious, the meal was heaven and worth every penny.

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“The BEST and most cost-effective Kobe beef you can find in Japan. Outstanding service, I LOVE this restaurant!!!”
Reviewed September 7, 2008

The BEST and most cost-effective Kobe beef you can find in Japan. Outstanding service, I LOVE this restaurant!!!

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