Service: Kind, smiling, and easy-going if a bit shy at the beginning.
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean overall. Excellent washroom
Prices: reasonable to slightly expensive (beef is not cheap in Japan!)
Strong points: Beef! Roast Beef! Wagyu Beef! Take out and online orders!
Don Ko An has now been in business in Aoi Ku along the Sengen Street< Shizuoka City for the last 15 years and as far as I know they are the only restaurant specializing in Roast Beef in the whole Prefecture!
it certainly has a good reputation in Shizuoka City and since I was visiting Sengen Street yesterday it was only normal I finally visited the place!
The lunch menu was certainly very attractive!
Beautiful noren/暖簾/entrance curtain!
The team (not including Tatsuya Suzuki’s founding father) of two smiling staff, the Chef of the House, 2nd generation Tasuya Suzuki and his spouse!
Part of the lunch menu! And it is a big one!
I chose the 3-slice sirloin roast beef lunch set!
At night there is a Wagyu Roast Beef Dinner available!
There is also a vast choice of take-outs on site and through the Internet!
The three-slices of roast beef lunch set!
Very reasonably priced when you consider the volume!
It comes with green salad,
very healthy Japanese soup,
and steamed white rice!
And the roast beef slices are truly enormous by Japanese standards and by my own!
Great sirloin meat you don’t need a sharp knife to cut through!
And served with grated horseradish!
very healthy actually!
Note: as lunch time is very busy you’d do well to come at 13:00 when customers are not so many!
DON KO AN
Roast Beef Restaurant
Chef: Tastuya Suzuki/鈴木達哉さん
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, baban Cho, 106 (mid way along Sengen Street)
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00, 17:30~20:30
Closed on Sundays and national Holidays
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