This traditional shop offers all your yoshoku favorites - cabbage rolls with cheese, Hamburg steaks, seafood curry, fried-rice omelettes - but the big draw is their famous hayashi rice (Y1570). The beef is braised in a dark, umami-rich demi-glace sauce that's been simmered for a full week, lightly drizzled with cream and served over white rice. There's quite a bit of meat in each serving, all of it very tender. If you feel like splashing out you can upgrade from regular beef to premium wagyu for a somewhat higher price.
The fried-rice omelettes are also nicely prepared, almost-runny rather than fluffy, with a mushroomy fried-rice filling, and the crab croquettes are stuffed with big chunks of sweet crabmeat. If you want to try several popular items at the same time, the B Bento set (Y2980) includes Hamburg steak in mushroom sauce, beef tongue braised in red-wine sauce, a small omelette, crab or shrimp croquettes, soup, salad and rice.
Wines range from Y1850-6480 per bottle, and there are evening set menus from around Y5000. English-language menus are available.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.