Address: Via San Fermo, 1, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
It is kind of ironic, but one of the best restaurants I went to during my time in Milan was a Japanese restaurant called Yazawa. It was recommended to me by a couple of friends, and it has some great lunch specials. Yazawa is located in kind of an inconvenient location though (depending where in Milan you are staying), and the easiest way to get there might be to drive.
Yazawa is a Japanese restaurant specializing in Wagyu beef, and for dinner it is really expensive. However, if you go for lunch, they still use wagyu in their lunch specials, and the price is a lot cheaper. From what I remember, there were dishes such as wagyu sukiyaki and wagyu tartare that were around $20-25. This is a really great deal, especially comparing it to the dinner menu that ran in the hundreds of dollars.
While it is hard to beat any of the beef restaurants that are in Japan, the quality of Yazawa was still really good (and exceptional considering it was Italy). There is only one other good Japanese restaurant that I know of in Milan (Fukurou), but overall it is really hard to find any decent Asian food in Italy.
Most of the Asian restaurants are a combination of Chinese/Japanese/Korean, and they are focused more on quantity than quality; if you are living in Milan though or just craving some Japanese food on vacation, Yazawa is one of the best options around!
Yazawa Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!