Temple to Saga Wagyu beef – regarded as some of the best in Japan – Kira Honten comes from the well-trusted Kira group. In a smart dining room, with a dedicated teppanyaki area, diners can expect a dizzying array of set lunch and dinner options featuring seemingly endless permutations of the meat at its perfectly marbled, melt-in-the-mouth best. Typical is the Yumesaki-gozen, which, for $30, gets you sliced beef tenderloin, a side dish, salad, vegetables, rice, soup, pickled vegetables, dessert and a drink, all served on premium Arita ware crockery, with faultless service. Don’t miss the beef sushi – worth braving the peak-time queues for in itself.
3 Chome-9-16, Otakara, Saga, Saga 840-0811