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Chef brings Italian steak to Tokyo; drinking in Tokyo night views

Chef brings Italian steak to Tokyo

Japan’s first bisteccheria (steakhouse in Italian), Bisteccheria da yamasaki, opened this summer on the first floor of the Harumi Toriton Square in Chuo Ward, Tokyo.

Created by experienced chef Natsuki Yamasaki, this Italian-style steakhouse offers selected Italian grilled beef, other authentic Roman cuisines and a range of wine from all over the world.

Chef Yamasaki perfected his craft while working in Rome for six years, and back in Japan, served as the executive chef at Eataly Japan. To best provide palate-teasing Italian fare in the authentic Roman style in Japan, he opened his own restaurant.

One of the house specialties is a succulent T-bone steak (¥7,800 for one kilogram) prepared Italian style and served with kidney beans, Italian extra virgin olive oil and Italian salt. Other Roman cuisines such as Roman traditional carbonara can be matched with beverages, including Italian beer and 70 kinds of wine from around the world.

A relaxing interior offers a homy atmosphere, while terrace seats are available, making the venue suitable for any occasion.

Weekday lunch offers a daily meat and about 20 kinds of a antipasto on a buffet. Party plans are available, too.

The Bisteccheria da yamasaki is four minutes from Kachidoki Station (A2a or A2b Exit) on the Toei Oedo Line. For more information or reservations, call 03-6228-2257.

Drinking in Tokyo night views

The Hilton Tokyo’s popular seasonal rooftop beer garden is open through September 30.

The hotel’s private terrace, located on the seventh floor has been converted into a wide-open beer garden with a total of 180 seats.

Open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., customers can enjoy unlimited beverages including beer on tap, frozen mojitos, red and white wine with light foods such as fried chicken and french fries while enjoying a splendid, unobstructed Tokyo view in the night breeze.

This year, sparkling wine has been added to the menu. Additionally, to accommodate people who want to drop in even by themselves, special counter seats are offered on the west side where customers can enjoy the sunset view.

The beer garden is available for ¥3,300 including tax and a service charge for 90 minutes with unlimited drinks. Both drinks and foods are self-service. It will be closed in inclement weather.

The Hilton Tokyo is two minutes from Exit C8 of Nishi-Shinjuku Station (Marunouchi Line) or 10 minutes from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station (various lines). For more information or reservations, call 03-3344-5111 or visit www.tokyo.hilton.com .