The restaurants at Top of Yebisu, the two sky-high dining floors of Yebisu Garden Place on levels 38 and 39, are big on views – some with equally lofty price tags to match. That is why we love The Kintan Steak, where you can spend as little as ¥1,000 during lunch and still get the same scenery.
Run by the popular Kintan yakiniku chain known for its aged beef tongue, The Kintan Steak is a more elevated dining experience – and we don’t just mean the location. The restaurant offers various cuts of premium beef from blade to fillet and sirloin, grilled on an iron griddle and served with over 20 kinds of vegetables for a balanced meal. A sumptuous dinner course could set you back ¥8,000 but the affordable lunch deals start from a mere ¥1,000. There are 13 options including skirt steak, beef tongue steak and thick-cut Iwate brand pork steak, and they all come with free refills of rice, salad and soup, plus dessert.
For the best seat in the house, request the window-side counter, which is also perfect for solo diners. Here, the Tokyo cityscape sprawls out right in front of you, and you’ll have a clear view of Tokyo Tower and Skytree.