Gastronomy  All things Japan: Sumbiyakiniku Nakahara in Tokyo
15/07/201700:00 Luxeat

One of the countless ways to cook beef in Japan is yakiniku. Probably originally from Korea, it is now a fun and convivial way not only to eat, but also to share the experience with others. Chef and owner Kentaro Nakahara is quite a celebrity among the local and foreign yakiniku barbecue lovers. Self taught butcher, he is a master of meat, sourcing his beef directly from producers. Nakahara-san serves all the cow; including offals in all its forms, raw or grilled.

Sumbiyakiniku Nakahara: GEMS Ichigaya Bldg. 9F, 4-3 Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; tel. 03-6261-2987
Kentaro Nakahara is not your typical Japanese chef!

Slicing the wagyu

Grilling the beef

No, this is not o-toro; this is raw beef sushi and rolls

Wagyu sirloin

Wagyu tenderloin

Wagyu tenderloin, one of my favourite pieces

Gyu hire katsu

The moment when Zaiyu Hasegawa, one of the best chefs in Tokyo is grilling your yakinku beef!

Chefs Kentaro Nakahara and Den’s Zaiyu Hasegawa, with whom I had the pleasure of having dinner at Nakahara!
This review was originally published in Luxeat, under its category "All Things Japan". Luxeat is a blog created and curated by Aiste Miseviciute, a former supermodel from Lithuania, now an advocate of gastronomy travelling in quest of the world's best restaurants and food trends.
Bonjour! I am Aiste. A few years ago, I used to be what is commonly called a “top fashion model”, working in Paris, New York or London for major international brands and designers. It’s a known fact: top models don’t eat, do they? Well, I did! I loved to eat, and still do! I’m passionate about good food and fine cuisine, and love to travel around in quest of great restaurants, gourmet landmarks and gastronomical trends. I also have a camera grafted on my left hand, and can’t help taking and sharing pictures of my best food discoveries! Yes, I’m what you could call an enthusiastic world “food-trotter”. And I would like you, dear readers, to be my first-class travelling companions...

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