This restaurant came highly recommended by the hotel's concierge. There are three related restaurants adjacent to each other, with this being the middle-priced one. It's joked that the higher-priced one requires you to re-mortgage the house in order to afford the meal. But this one is a lot of fun. You choose one of three different cuts (sirloin, tenderloin, and one other), one of several different types of beef (special Kobe, Kobe, and others), the size of the cut, and a full meal with soup/salad/rice/dessert/coffee or just the beef with vegetables. The price ranges from ~$50 for the non-Kobe beef with vegetables to ~$150 for the largest cut of special Kobe beef accompanied by the whole meal. And then the chef prepares everything in front of you. It's like sitting at a bar except that it's the chef right there, chopping and grilling things, one-on-one with you until your meal is done. Then you take a piece of Kobe beef and dip it in the salt or the pepper or one of two sauces, and it's a delight! Highly recommended. This is a delightful way of experiencing true Kobe beef without breaking the bank altogether. And if you share with someone, you'll be able to compare the non-Kobe to the Kobe or special Kobe beef. The chef did exactly that for us, splitting the cuts among us so, so that each of us got to taste the different cuts and prepared to way we wanted (i.e., medium rare vs. well done, etc.). And you may find, as we did, that the non-Kobe beef was tastier than the special Kobe beef (sounds heretical, but that's what we concluded). The meal is quick too, so you can be in and out in an hour if you want. They also have a good selection of beer, wine, and spirits to accompany the meal. If you have your hotel concierge make the reservation (as the Portopia did for us) then you each get a complimentary draft beer or glass of wine to start. The team speak English well so there is no problem communicating what you want or finding out what the different sauces and vegetables are.
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