206, ChongDe Rd, Sec 2, Beitun Dist
Hours: 5:30 pm-12 am
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Thanks to its huge success, Rakuza Robatayaki now has this second branch, which also features the use of traditional oars to serve food to customers and tatami-mat seating. A variety of Japanese dishes and seasonal grilled vegetables are available, including Japanese eggplants, plantains, dragon peppers and ginkgo, and the high-temperature cooking preserves original flavor, reducing the need for spices. Other menu items include sashimi, nigiri sushi and grilled items, with the average diner paying NT$700-800. --By Niang Chen, translated by S. Ying
A. A row of spacious seats lines up guests by hot charcoal fires.
B. Grilled Golden Sea Clams (NT$140) are grilled with a special mayo sauce, cheese, garlic and salt, accenting their fresh flavors.
C. Grilled Yellow Fish (NT$320) is marinated overnight with spices and salt and then air-dried, giving the tenderized fish a sweet flavor that pairs well with sake and green papaya slices. The tasty, juicy Garlic Beef (NT$320) uses Australian beef and is stir-fried with butter, black peppers and plenty of garlic.