Friday, August 19, 2011
My husband has always been a steak and potatoes kind of guy, and there aren't too many good Japanese restaurants that serve that type of food. Luckily, we found Capital Steakhouse just down the road from the Courtney Housing gate. The restaurant is actually adjacent to the parking lot for our tower building, and you can often smell their take-out garlic chicken cooking during the day. The food is awesome, and the portions are (finally)big enough for a Marine- we often go here after my husband returns from field exercises! In our opinion, Capital is one of the best restaurants of the Courtney area!
Capital Steakhouse is a teppan yaki style restaurant. In Japanese, teppan yaki refers to meals that are cooked in front of you on a large flat metal cooking surface built into the table. Like most good teppan yaki restaurants, Capital offers steak, chicken, seafood and combination entrees, as well as a side of potatoes, stir fried bean sprouts, and a choice of bread or rice.
I usually treat myself to the steak, which is probably the most popular entree. Capital offers two cuts of meat: usually tenderloin and sirloin, but sometimes they vary. The small dinner is pictured here, and it's usually the perfect portion for me. My husband, on the other hand, could probably eat twice as much steak so he usually orders the large or a combination meal.
My friend Christina tried the barbecue chicken on this particular outing. She loved it, and I can say frome experience that it's delicious! The barbecue sauce is very good, and the chicken is always tender and juicy.
They also offer a wide selection of appetizers. Our favorite is the cheese sticks, which are fried cheddar cheese in panko with a honey dipping sauce, but there is something to fit every taste. They also offer a fairly good selection of cocktails, including their delicious Pineapple Mai Tai, a rum and pineapple juice drink that is served in a whole pineapple.
Capital is also very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants like it. The food is great, and you'll pay just over half of what you would at Sam's or Captain's Inn. My husband and I usually get out for around ¥5,500 for a huge dinner, appetizers, and drinks. They have a nice, relaxed atmosphere, too.
Their phone number is 098-973-4016 (Uruma Branch), and the staff speaks good English. Lunch is served from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm, and they are open for dinner until 11:00 pm, last I checked, but I'm not sure since we usually go early so we can walk in the housing gate.
To get there from Courtney, simply turn left out the housing gate, and it'll be immediately on your left. There is parking both in front of the building, and a small lot around the side, marked by the sign pictured above.
From McT, take a right out the gate onto Route 8. Continue until 75, and take a left. Continue through 3 stoplights, and it'll be on your right. The signs are a bit harder to see from this angle, but if the front parking is clear, you'll be greeted by this odd statue or a chubby Buddha face.
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If you live on Foster or Kadena, or like to wander down there during mealtimes like me, there is another branch of Capital Steakhouse on Route 23. It's located right next to Zion Church and in front of Delicious Sushi.