Thursday, February 25, 2010

Best Steak - Satou Restaurant

Kichi for Meat Lovers.

While I wait for the bank to do it's thing, I thought I would write about my favorite steak house in Japan.

Satou Steak house is 3 minutes walk from Kichijoji Sunroad Exit and is famous for it's quality Japanese steaks (Wagyu) and deep-fried mince meat ball (Menchi Katsu).

The location is really 2 shops in 1. The first floor is a butcher shop where you can order different cuts of beef. It is also where they sell their Menchi Katsu, Chashu (braised pork), and meatballs.
There usually a long queue for the Menchi Katsu and you need to wait about 10 minutes.

There is a side door which leads to the second floor restaurant but it only seats about 16 people.
The best time to go is at lunch where the cheapest lunch set is around 1500yen.
However, they usually have a promotion at lunch where they have a prime cut (usually about 9000 yen) for about 3500yen. Not cheap but the closest to heaven for meat lovers.

I would not try to go with a group larger than four.

See Map for Directions:


  1. Hello,
    we have a few days left of our visit in Tokyo and after reading your blog would love to go to try Satou's steak house. If you have a moment, could you let us know what days of the week it is open/closed?
    I ll check back in the morning!
    Many thanks

  2. They are open every day from 11 to 9pm.

  3. Hi,
    Saw your post and intrigued to try.
    Will have 10 hrs Transit in Narita next week.
    Do mosty places accept Credit Card or
    CASH only. How about Satou? Thanks!