If you put the antenna for food a little higher, you probably have heard the name “Hyakushokuya” once. Hyakushokuya is a popular restaurant in Kyoto with a limit of 100 meals per day, and it is a type of restaurant that can not be a restaurant association until now, making profits despite lunchtime opening …
In fact, if you search the internet, you will see many articles on the management of a Hyakushokuya restaurant, such as the success story of owner and president Akemi Nakamura, how salaries and recruitment are, and so on. That would have been a surprise in the industry. But what matters for us is not the taste, but the taste. However, food repo blogs often found in other stores are not easily hit by such business-related articles.
That’s why …
It’s noisy on TV and newspapers, but how good is it actually?
In order to solve the question in my heart, I went to the restaurant in Saiin, Kyoto, around 9 o’clock in the morning on Sunday …
Hyakushokuya | The hottest meat specialty restaurant in Kyoto, breaking the common sense of the restaurant industry. Now, how about the taste?
If you don’t know much about the restaurant,
Why I must go to the restaurant even in the morning?
You might think that. The restaurant opens at 11:00 am. Can’t eat unless you line up so early? When. That question has been answered halfway. In order to shorten the waiting time, Hyakushokuya has a system that distributes numbered tickets every day at 9:30 in the morning.
Hyakushokuya’s numbered ticket system: Up to 4 people can be booked by one person.
Did I arrive at the restaurant on this day just before 9 o’clock? The shop had a shutter down, and only passers-by could pass in front of the shop, just seeing the normal sight. If you are standing in front of the store and standing side by side, you will be the first rider! However, since I was sick, I thought, “If it was a temporary closure today, wouldn’t you be ashamed?” So I decided to kill time at a nearby convenience store.
And around 9:20. When I headed back to the restaurant, it was already like this …
Will 20 people be lined up in front? Of course, customers will come one after another after this (customers who want to take out seem to line up here). In this situation, if you come after opening normally, the day is already over! That can happen enough (although on weekdays you might have a little more time …).
By the way, I will explain a little bit more about the numbered ticket system of Hyakushokuya.
At 9:30 in the morning, the clerk comes out from the inside and begins to hand out numbered tickets in order from the first person in the line. At this time, you will be asked for your desired entrance time, name, and number of people, so you can reserve your favorite time with the first-come, first-served time from the time slot available.
So, if you don’t have enough time, you have to line up early, or you may have to give up because the time zone doesn’t match. Also, you can book seats for up to 4 people in a row, so you can reach 100 meals and finish the day without distributing all the numbered tickets! It may be. If you come to a restaurant in the future, you will need to pay attention to these two points.
There are only three types of menus at Hyakushokuya. Especially hamburgers are limited to 20 dishes, so you should visit the restaurant early in the day.
By the way, we go to the shop again at 10:50 specified on the numbered ticket. There were already 5-6 people who seemed to have made a reservation at 11:00 in front of the store. You will be given a menu before opening and decide your order. There are only three types of menus, A, B, and C, so let’s decide here quickly …
A: Domestic beef steak bowl (single item) 1000 yen (+ tax)
240g of average rice
B: Japanese beef grated ponzu steak set meal 1100 yen (+ tax)
240g of rice, mini salad, miso soup
C: 100% domestic beef hamburger set meal 1000 yen (+ tax)
240g of rice, mini salad, miso soup
Based on this, we can customize and increase the amount of rice and meat. Since only C is limited to 20 meals a day, it is necessary to visit the store early in the time zone, but it seems that you can add a single item hamburger even if you ask A or B. Then … I ordered a combination of A domestic beef steak bowl and a hamburger. This is the same as hamburger set meal.
Steak bowl: Medium juice is oozing out of the cross section of the meat baked in medium rare. Please pour plenty of fried garlic
It is 11:00 of the reservation time, and you will be guided into the store in the order in which they were arranged. The shop is a really small shop with eight counter seats and three table seats for two. It is a very common layout for a restaurant with no special attention to interior decoration. By the way, when I entered the store, there was such a bill outside …
Thanks for listening to the order outside, the food was delivered within minutes of getting to my seat. Both the steak bowl and the hamburger are visually inspiring …
First of all, the steak bowl is a real meal … Medium rare beef is lined up closely so as to cover the side of the rice piled up like a mountain. This steak bowl uses beef parts called Uchihira. The cross section of the meat is shiny and shiny, indicating that the gravy is gradually oozing.
The steak meat with the texture of raw meat is soft, and the meat juice gradually exudes when chewed. Mixing this broth with a rich soy sauce-based steak sauce creates depth in the taste and creates a strong urge to eat with rice.
If you don’t hate it, try eating plenty of fried garlic on the table. The garlic flavor will go from your mouth to your nose, stimulating your sense of smell, and will amplify your appetite.
However, considering the amount of food for general men, I wonder if the volume is a little small … It is desirable to respond by increasing rice and meat as appropriate. I’m glad you asked for an additional hamburger.
100% domestic beef hamburger: Gentle gravy, plenty of demigrass sauce … Recommended because you can taste the steak bowl with extra sauce!
And here is the hamburger item ordered separately (500 yen + tax) …
The size is slightly larger than the adult gunks. As you can see, there is plenty of demiglace sauce, and a small amount of fresh cream creates a little luxury.
The feel of the chopstick case is soft, and the gravy gradually oozes out from the cross section. If the sauce is licked as it is, the sourness and bitterness of the red wine will remain strong, but when combined with the hamburger, they will not bother you and will change to the perfect taste that amplifies the taste of meat.
It goes well with this Demigrass sauce, and of course, steak. Back and forth between steak bowl and hamburger … You can enjoy steak bowl with two flavors, it is a recommended dish as a companion to steak bowl.
We are developing a franchise store in Kyoto city! Access to Hyakushokuya is a 5-minute walk from the nearest station, Saiin Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line
Now, the details of the shop.
Address: Surreal Saiin 1st floor, 21 Yakage-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone number: 075-322-8500 (reservation not possible)
Open: 11: 00-14: 30 LO
Parking: None (use nearby coin parking)
Credit card payment: No (cash payment only)