Since its establishment in 1967, Aragawa has served cuisine rich in the bounties of nature, from its signature dish, the carefully selected and charcoal-broiled Sanda Beefsteak, to the single whole salmon the restaurant smokes them fresh every week. The Nishijin silk tapestries, the cherry-wood tables and chairs have been unchanged since Aragawa opened its doors, and the Swedish chandeliers provide a classic atmosphere, far from the madding crowd, where you can forget the cares of the day and dine in timeless comfort.
Where the Name "Aragawa" comes from
Literally meaning the hide of an animal, it is the Japanese translation of the title of a novel by the famous French writer Honoré de Balzac, Le Peau de Chagrin (The Wild Ass's Skin).
A Love of Beefsteak
Purebred Tajima cattle are raised for more than twenty-eight months in the Sanda region of Hyogo Prefecture, where only animals who meet specific criteria are selected for designation as Sanda beef. From among these prize cattle, we carefully select the very highest grade to serve at Aragawa, where each autumn you can also enjoy the prizewinning beef from the annual taste-testing contest.
Sirloin is cut to a thickness of two to three centimeters, and tenderloin to five to six centimeters. The meat is flavored only with salt and pepper, and broiled on metal skewers in a special oven fired with binchotan hardwood charcoal from Wakayama Prefecture. Thanks to the skills and sense of our veteran chefs who distinguish ten separate stages of the broiling process, you will enjoy fine beefsteak as it is meant to be, with the fullest and most complex flavor imaginable.
A La Carte
Smoked Salmon/Shrimp Cocktail/Hairy Crab Salad
*Our menu changes seasonally, so please check it when you make your reservations.
*Our monthly course specials. Please confirm when you make your reservations.
Address: 3-23-11 Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
TEL: +81-3-3438-1867 FAX: +81-3-5425-0067
Seats: 22seats(private room available)/No smoking
Hours: 12:00noon~ 11:00p.m.
Closed: Sundays and Holidays, New Year
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