Stand-up steak restaurant is now open in Ginza
Stand-up-eating restaurants are not unusual here.
Many people here are pressed with work every day and don't want to spend too much time to eat, so stand-up restaurants enable these people to eat a satisfying meal for a very short time. Typical examples are stand-up bars, noodle stands, yakitori (skewered grilled chicken) joints, etc. Recently, more fancy types of stand-up restaurants have opened and people started enjoying full-fledged cuisine such as French and Italian food, casually and reasonably.
Stand-up noodle joint:
On January 5th, a new stand-up restaurant called Ikinari! Steak opened in Ginza, Tokyo and it has been packed with customers since opening day. The restaurant's concept is "Without appetizer, come straight to enjoy steak and wine!" and they serve char-grilled Australian prime rib thick-cut steaks.
You can have your steak cut as thick as you want. They charge you 5 yen per 1g of steak. At lunch time, a 300g steak or 300g hamburger steak comes with soup and salad and costs only 1,000 yen.
Ginza, where the stand-up steak restaurant is located is Tokyo's most famous shopping district, perhaps a Japanese version of 5th Avenue in NYC.
Photo by NAVER, ys-foods.seesaa.net, Mynavi