Best Place to Cook Your Own Beef

ANZU in Hotel Nikko

Located on the second floor of Hotel Nikko, ANZU's contemporary dining room is home to both simple elegance and novel experience. Case in point, “The Rock.” Order this signature starter and you'll be presented with a steaming white plate containing a sizzling black Japanese river stone heated to 200 degrees and sitting in a pool of salt. The rock is for cooking, not consuming, and comes with a plate of paper-thin sheets of wagyu beef coulette and a trio of spicy Korean, kizami carrot, and puréed cilantro sauces. The effort of cooking your own entree is both enjoyable and entertaining, making it an ideal alternative to awkward ice breakers, whether you're treating a special someone or spending your daily per diem.

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