A couple weeks ago Boo-chan and I walked by this cute little restaurant, Joege’s Kitchen (ジョージーズ キッチン), in our neighborhood (Yoyogi Hachiman 代々木八幡)and wanted to try it out, so we finally did!
Joege’s Kitchen looks like a cozy cafe with its wood paneling, signs, plants and bicycle parked in the front.
Although the cafe is white and simple on the outside, it’s bright orange on the inside. The decor is eclectic which adds to the warm atmosphere. The cafe is small and consists of only a bar counter which seats about 8 people.
When you look carefully there are many antique appliances and kitchenware scattered about. 1. I liked the sundae that was turned upside down hanging on the glass rack. 2. The lunch menu consisted of 6 items: hamburg steak (meat loaf) with demi-glace sauce, double hamburg steak, curry and rice, hamburg curry rice, hamburg with miso cream sauce with olive pesto on top, and beef stew.
Boo-chan and I both ordered the hamburg steak with demi-glace sauce (ハンバーグステーキ デミグラスソース). Hamburg steak is also known as Salisbury steak in the US. The master began to prep the meat by shaping the patties. He first seared the patties on the stove, and then popped them into the oven to fully cook.
Tah-dah, here’s the finished product! All menu items come with consume soup and a plate of white rice.
The hamburg steak was served with a green salad, cabbage salad, a tiny scoop of potato salad and some pasta. I was surprised at how big and thick the hamburg steak was.
The hamburg steak was juicy and delicious and was coated in a rich and flavorful demi-glace sauce. The sauce was cooked over for about one week, slowly adding ingredients to adjust the taste. It was definitely yummy perfection!!
This was such a cute place to dine at. I was completely full at the end and hope to try the hamburg curry rice in the future. If you happen to be in the neighborhood I recommend trying this place, as you will be hooked on the hamburg steaks. So when was the last time you had a hamburg steak?
ms fancy pants tokyo
- Joege’s Kitchen (ジョージーズ キッチン)
- 9-6 Moto Yoyogi-cho, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
- Lunch Sat-Tues 12:00-15:00
- Dinner Mon-Fri 18:00-2:00am , Sun/Holidays 17:00-23:00