Kokkaku is a Steak Lover’s Dream

Kokkaku is one of my favorite places to get a steak at a reasonable price. This Japanese-inspired meat house focuses on whole meat butchery and local sourcing of ingredients. Although this is a popular spot for Seattle Restaurant Week, I prefer to go at other times. I can count on a delicious meal with good service in a calm dining environment.

For a time, Kokkaku offered takeout while the dining room was closed. It’s been reopened for months and this was my first time back since 2019.

The menu is the perfect size with just the right amount of variety to keep things interesting. The selection of steak is on point with a variety of sizes and cuts. Most of them are under $50. The appetizers are always delicious and I can never turn down the A5 Wagyu Four Ways and the Seared Wagyu sushi.

I always get steak and this was the first time I had a different entrée. I tried the scallops and risotto. The scallops were seared well and the risotto had a flurry of different flavors. A bit of citrus livened it up. Now that Kokkaku is open for dining again, I’m looking forward to trying more of the menu.

While dinner is filling, I always save room for dessert. There is often a type of panna cotta on the menu which is the perfect way to finish the meal. The panna cotta is firm and at the bottom, there is a bit of azuki bean with dreamy texture and flavor.

Kokkaku continues to be near the top of my steak list but don’t sleep on the other entrées, appetizers and dessert! The restaurant is open Wednesday-Sunday from 4pm-9pm with reservations available on Yelp.

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