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Sawayaka Shin Shizuoka Cenova
Ranked #3 of 4,733 Restaurants in Shizuoka
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Grill
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We've been in Shizuoka for just over a week or so and have heard about this place quite a bit. Each time we went to get a table there was over an hour wait and the smell was always amazing.
We decided to go last night and troop down at 4.30 and got a table at the nice pensioners time of 5.30.
We had our young kids with us and my mother in-law and all were pretty excited about the smell.
When we got the menu, I was pretty surprised at the lack of choices, but if you're going to do a few things really well then that makes sense.
We all ordered something different and this meant we got to try everything amongst ourselves.
The staff were amazing. Always attentive and genuinely concerned in ensuring you enjoyed your meal.
Although we each got different meals, generally the meat is the same and it's the toppings, seasonings and marinades that differed.
I really wasn't that impressed. None of us were.
It wasn't bad, but just nothing out of the ordinary.
Sure, it has a novelty factor here in Japan, but meals like this are average when comparing it to Melbourne (my home town and therefore compared to everything).
I wouldn't queue for it again and would much rather stick to a Japanese restaurant or have the kids drag me to Mos Burger for a 2 minute queue.
I wouldn't put this in the steak house or hamburger category - but more of a hybrid between the 2.

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

Good service, delicious food, great price, family-friendly. Every time served to our satisfaction. It is a large chain in this area, so we had the address of all their branches, and we can use whenever we are hungry during our trip.

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Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Had never heard of a 'hamburg steak' before moving to Japan, but of the many I've since had, this place is amongst the best. Their actual steaks are OK but nothing special, but their main attraction is the Genkotsu Hamburg, and it never disappoints.

The restaurant is always smoky on account of all the hamburgs being charcoal grilled, but that's to be expected.

Usually have to wait a bit, but never too long, and it's always worth it. Have been many times, will go many more.

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