Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Stamina Taro Restaurant

This blog post is pending for a very long time. On 29th March, hubby and I had lunch at a restaurant named Stamina Taro in Akita City. Stamina Taro is a buffet style family restaurant. It is actually a chain restaurant with 129 stores spread across entire Japan. The restaurant chain was established in 1978 and is a 90 minutes all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. The restaurant offers an extensive menu of over 130 varieties of high quality food items. The restaurant is well known for having tasty food that can be had in a fun environment.


Hubby and I went during lunch time to Stamina Taro Restaurant. At the payment counter of the restaurant, we were given two coupons for two adults, each worth 1523 Yen (including tax). A restaurant staff seated us at a table and explained to us the rules of the 90 minutes all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. After sitting down, we noted that the inside of the restaurant is huge and very clean. The menu is exhaustive with over 130 varieties of food items. The main dishes are meats for Yakiniku grilled at our table by ourselves. About 20 varieties of colorful meats of pork, beef, and chicken are offered. The meat is manually cut at the restaurant and fresh ingredients are offered to the customers. There is also up to 20 varieties of fresh and seasonal Sushi available. Salmon, tuna, eel, and shrimp Sushi are available on a regular basis. The fishes are cut at the restaurant and Sushi with only very fresh fish is offered to the customers. Side dishes consisting of fried foods like chicken Karaage, chicken nuggets, fried potatoes, as well as Takoyaki, Yakisoba, curry, Oden, and apple pie are just a few of the extended list of side dishes. Salad bar consisting of a variety of salads is very popular with women. Rice, pasta, breads, noodles and many different kinds of soups are also available. In fact there is a dedicated section for do-it-yourself noodles where we can cook our own Ramen, Udon, and Soba. In addition, more than 50 varieties of desserts are available such as cakes, ice creams, soft serves, cotton candy, and fruits. Eight flavors of scoop-style ice creams, a crepe/pancake do-it-yourself station, four types of cakes, and a do-it-yourself cotton candy machine makes the place so perfect. Seasonal fruits including grapefruits, oranges, litchis and pineapples are very popular. Cold drinks, water, tea, and many other drinks are available in plenty. We had a lot of grilled Yakiniku meat that we cooked at our table. We also had a few kinds of Sushi, fried potatoes, Karaage, Yakisoba, fried rice, Takoyaki, and breads. Hubby had Udon that he cooked himself. He also made a bowl of soft serve as well as cotton candy at do-it-yourself machines, and we both enjoyed having them immensely.
Various kinds of food on our table

Cooking Yakiniku meat at our table

Sushi

Karaage, fried potatoes, and Yakisoba

Takoyaki, fried rice, and bread pieces

Hubby eating

And he is eating more

I am eating

And I am eating more

Hubby cooking Udon noodles by himself

Cooking Udon noodles

Hubby making soft serve using a soft serve ice cream maker

Hubby making cotton candy using a cotton candy machine


We overate and had way too much food. The food at Stamina Taro Restaurant is really delicious, filling, satisfying, and worth the money paid.

4 comments:

Uttpal K said...

Wow.. :)

Kalpanaa M said...

Looks like you had a good time. I really enjoy the little slice of Japanese life that I get from your blog.

Roma Gupta Sinha said...

Lovely Post :)

Manisha Kundu-Nagata said...

Thanks Uttpal, Kalpanaa, and Roma for your nice comments.