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Wagyu beef in Tokyo or Kyoto, non-teppanyaki, non-Dons?

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Wagyu beef in Tokyo or Kyoto, non-teppanyaki, non-Dons?

sasicka | May 2, 2011 01:43 AM

I would like to try very good wagyu or even Kobe beef in Tokyo.
After doing my research here on the forum, I am down to the following:

1) I don't want teppanyaki - it's a bit for tourists and I somehow associate it mainly with the US

2) Dons de la Nature are too expensive for me. There are 4 of us and while we do splurge on good food, I am ready to go up to 20-30K per person. Also, I am looking for more of a Japanese experience, not necesssarily a "normal" steak. But I'm keeping it in the back of my head.

3) I once ate amazing beef in Takayama in a restaurant where we cooked the meat at the table over hot coals (or burner). This is something I like.

Is there any similar place in Tokyo (or possibly Kyoto) where I could DIY cook my beef and it wouldn't necessarily break my bank? I'm talking about the very top top top quality of the meat.

If you think that I should still try the Dons, that it's so uncomparable to anything else, please say so.
Thank you.

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