If you've never indulged in some strictly top-end sukiyaki or shabu-shabu—or if you have and want to feel that way again—Sagoro will serve you a full dose of some excellent Yonezawa and Yamagata beef. The staff is polite, and the service is efficient. This place will not only fill you up, but you may gush for days about the beef's impossible tenderness and its impeccable marbling. Although most dishes are pricey in this sophisticated, upscale setting, there are some
relative bargains. A simple plate of shoga-yaki (beef sautéed in ginger sauce), with pickled vegetables, rice, and soup is fairly reasonable at ¥1,785. Lunchtime is even better, with prices hovering at about ¥1,500. Head three blocks east from the station and turn left. Look for the meat shop, and you'll see the black bull on the sign above the street.