Japan enjoys a special reputation for its lovingly raised, tender, marbled domestic beef. And if your budget will bear the weight, Rangetsu serves excellent dishes with this beef as a star ingredient. Try its signature shabu-shabu or sukiyaki course for a primer. For a blowout celebration, call ahead to reserve a private alcove, where you can cook for yourself, or have a kaiseki meal brought to your table by kimono-clad attendants. A lunch course is available for ¥1,800
on weekends. The location, a block from the Ginza 4-chome crossing, opposite the Matsuya Department Store, is just as elegant as the restaurant itself.
3–5–8 Ginza, Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan