Gastronomy  All things Japan: Sumbiyakiniku Nakahara in Tokyo
15/07/201700:00 Luxeat
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One of the countless ways to cook beef in Japan is yakiniku. Probably originally from Korea, it is now a fun and convivial way not only to eat, but also to share the experience with others. Chef and owner Kentaro Nakahara is quite a celebrity among the local and foreign yakiniku barbecue lovers. Self taught butcher, he is a master of meat, sourcing his beef directly from producers. Nakahara-san serves all the cow; including offals in all its forms, raw or grilled.

Sumbiyakiniku Nakahara: GEMS Ichigaya Bldg. 9F, 4-3 Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; tel. 03-6261-2987
 
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Kentaro Nakahara is not your typical Japanese chef!

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Slicing the wagyu

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Grilling the beef


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No, this is not o-toro; this is raw beef sushi and rolls

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Wagyu sirloin

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Wagyu tenderloin

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Wagyu tenderloin, one of my favourite pieces

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Gyu hire katsu

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The moment when Zaiyu Hasegawa, one of the best chefs in Tokyo is grilling your yakinku beef!

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Chefs Kentaro Nakahara and Den’s Zaiyu Hasegawa, with whom I had the pleasure of having dinner at Nakahara!
 
This review was originally published in Luxeat, under its category "All Things Japan". Luxeat is a blog created and curated by Aiste Miseviciute, a former supermodel from Lithuania, now an advocate of gastronomy travelling in quest of the world's best restaurants and food trends.
Bonjour! I am Aiste. A few years ago, I used to be what is commonly called a “top fashion model”, working in Paris, New York or London for major international brands and designers. It’s a known fact: top models don’t eat, do they? Well, I did! I loved to eat, and still do! I’m passionate about good food and fine cuisine, and love to travel around in quest of great restaurants, gourmet landmarks and gastronomical trends. I also have a camera grafted on my left hand, and can’t help taking and sharing pictures of my best food discoveries! Yes, I’m what you could call an enthusiastic world “food-trotter”. And I would like you, dear readers, to be my first-class travelling companions...

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