Aburiya Kinnosuke seems to have quickly worked its way into my repeat visits list. I had dinner there just the other week, but returned recently to check out the lunch specials, which were supposed to be a good deal. Each day, there is a meat lunch, a fish lunch and a chef's special, of which only eight are available. By the time my dining companion and I arrived at 12:45, the chef's special was gone. The specials all come with soup, rice and dessert.
My dining companion, new to town, managed to impress one of her coworkers with the choice of lunch place. Aburiya Kinnosuke is a bit hidden, but those who seek it out are rewarded well; the quality, the variety and the amount of food you get for lunch here seems like it would be hard to beat, especially in Midtown East. And the idea of trying to get here in time to sample one of the chef's specials someday will definitely bring me back again.