Quattro is a western-style restaurant in Motomachi that has become one of the most popular western-style restaurants in Kobe in just over 10 years since its establishment on September 1, 2011. It is one of the most popular western-style restaurants in Kobe, and is famous for the long lines of customers that form every day at lunch time.
What kind of taste does the beef cutlet, a Kobe specialty, have at such a western-style quattro restaurant in Motomachi? I had been curious about it for a long time, so I visited the restaurant for lunch one weekend after running some errands in Sannomiya. It was a day when it was raining quite hard, but…
Stylish atmosphere like a wine bar… this is what Western Cuisine Quattro Motomachi is all about!
When I arrived at Western Cuisine Quattro Motomachi at around 1:00 p.m., there were 10 people waiting to enter the restaurant, both inside and outside. It took about 20 minutes from this point until I entered the restaurant. For a Western-style restaurant, I think the turnover of customers is quite fast…. However, by the time I finished my meal and left the restaurant at 1:40 p.m., there were more customers, and the line had grown to about 16 to 7 people. So, when using this restaurant, it may not make sense to think “off peak hours when it is not crowded…”. We recommend that you be prepared for a certain amount of waiting time and get in line when you want to eat.
The interior of the restaurant is quite stylish with a dark brown wood-grain interior, and the slightly darkly lit seating area has an officially announced seating capacity of 32. Light, uplifting background music played endlessly, and a wine cellar, albeit small, was located next to the cash register, giving the restaurant the feel of a wine bar if you came at night. Perhaps for this reason, about half of the customers that day were couples on dates. But the rest of the customers were from a wide range of backgrounds, so don’t worry if you are alone like me. The waitstaff is also very friendly, so bringing small children is no problem at all.
Beef cutlet: What does Kobe’s famous beef cutlet taste like at Quattro, one of the most popular restaurants in Kobe?
This time I ordered the Kobe specialty, Beef Cutlet (price: 1,700 yen including tax) at Western Cuisine Quattro Motomachi restaurant. After about 5 minutes of waiting after being seated (they took my order while I was waiting in line), the beef cutlet appeared in front of me and looked like this…
The rare beef, the dark brown demi-glace sauce, and the sour cream on top of the beef are so artistically colored that it is very appetizing, don’t you think? This dish comes with rice, miso soup, and salad, and during lunch time, you can have another serving of rice for free…
Let’s try the beef cutlet… The batter is slightly thick and crispy, and you can first enjoy the crispy texture of its surface. When you break through the batter and reach the beef, you can directly feel the elasticity of the meat, and as you bite into the meat, you can feel the juices coming out of the cross section… The texture of the beef cutlet is similar to that of the beef cutlet at Fuji, a Western-style restaurant near Kobe Harbor, where you can enjoy the crispiness and meaty elasticity of the batter as you bite into the meat.
On the other hand, the demi-glace sauce poured generously over the beef cutlet has a fruity sweetness, and when you put it in your mouth, the sweetness is slightly delayed by the fresh acidity of the tomatoes, while the mellow aroma of red wine wafts softly into your nose. There is a slight bitterness at the end… for a moment I thought, “Is this the type of wine that kids would like?” but after tasting it a little, I found it to be quite a deep and profound flavor. Beef cutlet with a lot of this sauce on it is undeniably a rice stealer. If you transfer the sauce to the rice via the beef cutlet and on the rice, and then shovel the white rice with the whole beef cutlet… well, you can enjoy the rest in your imagination.
The beef cutlet at Quattro Motomachi was just like this, “As expected of a popular Western-style restaurant representing Kobe! It was as good as you would expect from a popular western-style restaurant in Kobe. The price was only 1,700 yen with free refills of rice, and considering its location in Motomachi, I think it is fair to say that the restaurant is a god of cost performance. The price range is about the same as Asahi, a very popular Western-style restaurant at the next station. The beef cutlet lunch is worth waiting in line for at least 30 minutes.
Other items on the menu at Western Cuisine Quattro Motomachi (prices include tax)
- Quatro croquette 900 yen
- Hamburger steak 950 yen
- Curry rice 1000 yen
- Grilled Chicken 1100 yen
- Pork chap 1300 yen
- Fried Shrimp 1300 yen
- Tan stew 2,200 yen
Note: Curry Rice and Tan Stew can be ordered by mail order from the restaurant’s website.
There is a branch in Lucua Osaka… Access to Western Cuisine Quattro is a 3-minute walk from the nearest station, Motomachi Station on the JR Kobe Line.
In addition to the Motomachi branch introduced here, Western Cuisine Quattro also operates a branch on the 10th floor of LUCUA Osaka in Umeda, Osaka. The Quattro Osaka branch also offers a menu that is limited to the branch, making it a restaurant worth visiting at least once if you are a Quattro fan. With no holidays except for the year-end and New Year holidays, and no idle time after lunch time, this restaurant is even more user-friendly than the Motomachi branch. If this article has made you curious about Quattro’s western cuisine, please give it a try.
Now, here are the details of the restaurant. Restaurant data is here…
Address: Nikkoku Building, 3-12-3 Motomachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0022, Japan
Phone number: 078-391-8633 (Reservations not accepted during lunch time)
Business hours: Lunch 11:30-15:00, Dinner 17:30-22:00 (close when sold out, lunch only on Sunday)
Parking: No parking
Credit card payment: accepted (also accepts PayPay)
It is a 15-minute walk from the neighboring Sannomiya Station on the JR Kobe Line (Kobe-Sannomiya Station on the Hankyu Kobe Line).
P.S. If you are looking for a delicious Western-style restaurant in Kobe, please stop by this article…