Beyond any doubt, Daitokyo Sakaba is the best meal I've had during these couple months. The Japanese eatery is managed under Daisei group who also managing Ramen 38, Yellow Fin and Kira Kira Ginza. I have always love Gyutan and in my search of finding the best one in town, I stumbled upon Daitokyo, which yes, so far serve the most satisfying Gyutan I've ever had.
The place was not hard to find especially if you are familiar with Little Tokyo at Melawai Blok M. The small eatery is located inside the packed alley of Little Tokyo not far from Kira Kira Ginza.
Carrying Japanese cuisines, the place has a strong feel of Japanese as well. Petite with wooden application all over the room. Expect to find small wood chambers with personal table inside. I love the sense of privacy. The waiters are friendly and the product knowledge is awesome.
Roast Beef 75k
Negishiotan (Beef tongue) 75k
Buta Bara (Pork Belly) 40k
Buta Tan (Pork tongue) 55k
Asupara Bacon (Beef bacon wrapped asparagus) 32k and Kawa (Chicken skin) 12k
Honestly I couldn't pick a favorite because they were all just too good!!! Hands down to the chef for grilling the meats to perfection. They were all tremendously tender and juicy. I remember we ate while kept on saying "so good" repeatedly. If... If... I really have to choose a not so favorite one, it might be the Yakitori Don (60k). It's a steamed rice bowl with five types of chicken and a choice of half or cooked kinds of egg. This was actually tasted great, but the half cooked egg ruined it. I know, how can possibly a runny egg yolk ruin a dish right? In this case, it did. The steamed rice was warm, so having the egg half cooked with runny egg yolk mixed with the rice is a big mistake, as it made the rice becoming wet and mushy, like a failed risotto. I would so recommend to have the egg well cooked. Despite the ruin rice, the chicken toppings were delicious especially the chicken skin!
Will I go back? YESSS! Hubs and I enjoyed the dinner very much and I personally recommend Daitokyo Sakaba as a place so worth to try. If you happen to go there after reading my post, finger crossed you would get the same great dining experience as ours.
Thank you so much for reading!
Daitokyo Sakaba (Dai Toky Sakaba)
Jl. Melawai 9 No. 26
Blok M, Kebayoran Baru
Ph. +6221 7222047
Opening hours: 5.30pm - 12.30am
(Closed at 11pm on weekend)