Aona
Takadanobaba: Gyukatsu
Aona (Takadanobaba: Gyukatsu)
Aona
Open 11:30am-10:30pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

The beef cutlet here has a lovely, extra-crunchy coating, and it's accompanied by a well-constructed vegetable salad and a tasty, peppery soup. Condiments include artisanal rock salt and oil with red pepper, and for an extra Y100 you can order a knob of fresh wasabi and a grinder.

The meat itself can be chewier than average, although the premium beef options (Angus beef and marbled Angus beef) may be more tender. Set menus start at Y1250.

Takadanobaba
Shinjuku-ku, Takadanobaba 3-2-5.
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