Steak BAR with No Chair in Shopping Mall

  This steak bar, "Ikinari Steak" (ikinari means suddenly, instantaneously in Japanese), is a recently popular steak-house chain in Tokyo and Osaka. For more info, visit:


  It tastes great with reasonable price:

salad: 270 yen (incl. tax)

garlic rice: 216 yen (incl. tax)

glass of wine (CS): 540 yen (incl. tax)

sirloin steak 300 g (10.6 oz): 2,392 yen (incl. tax) 

total 3,355 yen (incl. tax)


 300 g of sirloin may be too much for most people: it was a lot for me.  But this is the minimum amount of sirloin a customer had to order per person (the amount varies depending on the type of meat; the more expensive the meat is, such as Japanese wagyu beef, the less amount is set as the minimum)

  I also prefer to sit down and eat, rather than standing like a bar, however cheap the steak gets. This is the same opinion as my American friend who recommended I should just try this steak bar ONCE just for the excellent taste.

  I also had to line up to order the steak for more than 10 minutes, even though the place was not so crowded. The chef just spent long time with each customer, buy showing the meat before cutting, and weigh on a digital scale in front of the customer. The chef was cutting off fatty parts, and finally adjusted the weight to 303.0 gram (of course, with no extra charge: I think always the steak gets slightly higher than 300 gram if you order 300 g of sirloin.

 I guess this sort of restaurant may sell better if they open in busy railway stations (or even airports) where people do not bother standing while eating. How about eating Kobe beef in the steak bar at Osaka/Kansai International Airport while waiting for the plane?