Gyusho: a Rare Tokyo Yakiniku Restaurant Serving Miyazaki Wagyu!
Premium beef from Miyazaki Prefecture, in the southeastern part of Kyushu is some of the most highly-regarded in Japan. Even in the giant metropolis of Tokyo, there are very few locations specialing in the beef. One such restaurant is called 'Gyusho,' and should be on every meat-lovers list!
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Even in Tokyo, the number of restaurants serving beef from Miyazaki is extremely few. One shop that does, however, is called 'Gyusho,' and is located in a small west-Tokyo neighborhood called Chitose-Karasuyama.
From the outside, there's nothing at all fancy about the restaurant, and it is mostly unknown to anyone other than locals (for now).
Delectable Starters: 'Miyazaki Beef Tataki' and 'Braised Beef Tendon'
The nikomi here is pure beef tendon, with some green onions added on top. It's dead simple, yet exectued perfectly, and the meat falls apart as you eat it.
Superior Marbling Gives the Meat a Beautiful Sweetness
A Great Way to End the Meal
First, we had the 'Premium Broiled Meat Sushi.' The delicate slice of premium meat has been lightly torched and is topped with grated daikon radish soaked in ponzu. It's an absolutely delicious bite that is delicate and balanced.
'Gyusho.' Tokyo's Hidden Gem of a Yakiniku Restaurant
It has to be in the quality of the menu that only a Miyazaki Beef specialist like Gyusho can provide. Other than the meat, most of the other ingredients used are also from Miyazaki, including the rice, soy sauce, and other seasonings.
It's a special restaurant that is actually priced very reasonably, considering the quality of the highly-prized meat used.
The only downside is the location, which is slightly inconvenient to access. The shop is about a 20-minute walk from the nearest train station or can be accessed by bus. However, the meal is definitely worth the effort and is a must-try for meat lovers.
- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.