One of Tokyo's most elegant and traditional sukiyaki houses, Yoshihashi is also one of its least publicized. Tucked away down a cul-de-sac off a nondescript side street in Moto-Akasaka -- itself a quarter that flies under most people's radar -- it's a place that likes to keep its name out of the limelight.
Yoshihashi: Top-class sukiyaki at a fraction of the price
Name (J) よしはし
Lunch price range
¥3,000 or more
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Top-quality beef; superior service; great value lunch.
Reservations not taken for counter seats at lunchtime.
shabushabu / sukiyaki
Drinks Beer ¥800; cocktails from ¥1,000; sake from ¥1,000; shōchū from ¥600; wine from ¥1,200/glass; whiskey from ¥1,000.
Number of seats Counter for 12, plus several private rooms for 2-20.
Smoking No smoking
1-5-25 Moto-Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (last order) and 5:30-9 p.m. (last order); closed Sun. and holidays.
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From Akasaka-Mitsuke Station (Exit B), walk along the right side of Aoyama-dori. Take the first side street to the right, then the second street to the left (by a Honda workshop). After about 100 meters, turn left into a cul-de-sac. Yoshihashi's entrance is at the end on the right.