Only in Shizuoka: Sawayaka Restaurant


Touted as the best restaurant in Japan, Sawayaka Hamburg Steaks is a chain of 28 restaurants in Shizuoka Prefecture. Not a single chain exists out of Shizuoka, so if you want to experience their food, you have to go to Shizuoka. They chose not to leave Shizuoka to preserve quality. The steaks served there are prepared at the main kitchen and delivered by order to all the chains. As a rule, meat delivered that day is to be used on that day. The meat has a very short shelf life and can be consumed only in Shizuoka because of transport limitations. If you have plans to go to Mount Fuji, we recommend a trip to Sawayaka Restaurant.

Every year, the restaurant gets 4 million visitors. That number surpasses the population of Shizuoka.

Location & Contact Information

Sawayaka Restaurant

6088 Kamo, Kikugawa, Shizuoka 439-0031, Japan

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