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SOYOICHI (Ningyocho or Suitengu)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 02.2011 Curry, Yoshoku, Steak & Teppanyaki 0 comments 0 trackback
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YOUSHOKU (Western inspired cuisine) was invented by chef's who trained abroad (mainly in France) in the 1910's. Since most of the French ingredients weren't available at that time, these chef's used ingredients available in Japan and created dishes inspired by what they cooked or ate in France and other western countries. Dishes like Curry Rice & Tonkatsu are one of the first yoshoku dishes invented by these chefs. SOYOICHI is also one of downtown Tokyo's finest yoshoku restaurants. It is fairly new, but the owner/chef worked for her father's famous youshoku restaurant, KIRAKU for many years. When her father passed away there were family issues and the owner changed. She and the people who worked at Kiraku left and opened Soyoichi just few blocks away from Kiraku. All the customers of Kiraku followed her as well since Kiraku no longer tasted like Kiraku and Soyoichi did.

soyoichi beefkatsu
Soyoichi's menu is exactly the same as Kiraku's. BEEF KATSU (Beef Cutlet) is their signature dish. I have been eating it for 30 yrs now and many people including myself believe it is the best Beef Katsu in Tokyo. The beef is Wagyu (Japanese beef) and part used is Rump, which is not a common part used for Beef Katsu. The beef is aged which makes the beef extra tender, bread-crumb coating is very thin/extra crispy and when cooked it is medium rare inside. Pour some Worchester Sauce, which is on the table and you're probably agree that this is one of the finest you ever had.

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Their 2nd signature dish is PORK SAUTE (Sauteed Pork Loin). The pork loin is sauteed with butter and at the end a soy-sauce based sauce is added. If you are a party of 2 or more, I would recommend to order both dishes and share it.

soyoichi hambuagu
If you want to try something else they have other traditional yoshoku dishes like HANBAHGU (Hamburger Steak) 1,150 yen.

soyoichi hayashirice
and Hayashi Rice (Hashed Beef Rice) 1,400 yen.

soyoichi inside
Except for the Hayashi Rice, all dishes come with rice, miso soup, and macaroni salad. Portions are rather small, but additional rice is provided for free, which is rare at yoshoku restaurants. The chef and other employees don't speak English, but they are very friendly and will try their best to make you feel comfortable. They only have counter seats with an open kitchen and restaurant is rather small. Its close to Tokyo City Air Terminal (also known as Hakozaki), which is the main bus terminal for going to Narita airport. If you're planning to take a bus to Narita airport from here, you might want to go to Soyoichi and have your last meal in Tokyo.

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SOYOICHI (in Japanese, そよいち)
Address: 1-9-6 Nihonbashi-Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
(in Japanese, 東京都中央区日本橋人形町1-9-6)
Nearest train station: Tokyo Metro Ningyocho (1 min walk) or Suitengu (2 min walk)
Tel: 03-3666-9993
Reservations: No
Website: http://sotokichi.web.fc2.com/ (only in Japanese)
English menu: No
Credit Card: No
Open: 11am-3pm, 5:30pm-8:15pm
Closed: Sunday, 1st Monday of the month

Prices: Beef Katsu (Beef Cutlet) 1,800 yen
Pork Saute (Sauted Pork Loin) 1.800 yen
Hanbahgu (Hamburger Steak) 1,150
Hayashi Rice (Hashed Beef Rice) 1,400 yen
Other dishes are between 900-1,700 yen

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