While in Tokyo, we wanted a good teppanyaki experience, since the only teppanyaki that's halfway decent is Benihana in the United States. However, you really can't compare Misono with Benihana.
It is on the 51st floor of the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building next to the Hyatt. The view was superb. You can get either Kobe beef, or regular beef. We opted for the Kobe beef course, which included salad, appetizer, grilled veggies, 200g of Kobe steak, and dessert... All for 19,000 yen. Everything was great. The chef was very careful and delicate with all the food, it was definitely different than teppanyaki seen in the United States. He presents the slab of Kobe steak for you to look at before cooking it. Then he carefully sears the steak to your liking, then cuts it up into bit sizes pieces, along with delicious garlic "chips", also made table side. Dessert was a little weak (for the price), you get 1 piece of fruit. We had to do a follow-up round of dessert near the JR Shinjuku station (which is a 20 minute walk).
Everything was wonderful, and the Kobe was prefect. However, $500something for dinner for 2 with an ala carte of scallops, half a bottle of wine, and a beer was a bit steep. You're basically paying for the beef and atmosphere. If the price wasn't so high, I would definitely go back. It's definitely worth trying once, especially if you're a teppanyaki junkie.
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