Awaji Island, located in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, is known for its Awaji Beef, a type of beef that melts at a low temperature; its texture is smooth and brings out the sweetness of the meat. Awaji Beef is a gem of a mixture of red meat with a solid flavor and high-quality marbling. High-quality marbling on meat indicates the tenderness of a meat, and the marbling adds flavor and deliciousness as the fat softens into the steak.
Specializes in Awaji Beef
Ocean Terrace is one of the restaurants located on Awaji Island that owns Awaji Beef Certification. True to its name, “Ocean Terrace” offers terrace seats with a great sea-view, where you can gaze upon the clear blue sky and the glittering Seto Inland Sea. At dusk, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset view accompanying by the comfortable sea breeze regardless of seasons.
Featuring an extensive Awaji beef menu, the place offers a memorable dining experience. One of the highlights of Ocean Terrace is the special menu in all seasons and occasions such as Anniversary, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and many others.
I had always been interested to visit Ocean Terrace, and finally on a sunny Saturday I decided to visit the restaurant for the first time. Walking up the Ocean Terrace’s stairs, I was welcomed by the polite staff and was guided to sit on a table that had the ocean view.
A Saikoro Steak
It took me a while to choose from the variety of available options on the menu. Some customers were grilling the Awaji beef on their own while the other customers had their meat grilled by the chef in teppanyaki style. At first, I was hesitant to choose – but in the end, I settled for a saikoro steak. After about 15 minutes or so, I could tell that the food was ready because of the approaching mouth-watering aroma from afar.
Although I couldn’t wait to taste the saikoro steak, I snaped a couple of pictures of the steak using the ocean view as the background before digging in. Then, I took my first bite of the saikoro steak. The taste and aroma of the Awaji beef spread and melted all over my mouth. The beef has a unique texture; it melted like butter and the meat is tender. I loved the mix of the creaminess texture. No doubt, this is the best steak I have ever tasted in my whole life.
Jazz Night on Saturday
The whole experience was amazing and romantic. With the beautiful view of the ocean and delicious menu, it is indeed one of the best places to spend together with your loved ones. Furthermore, every Saturday, Ocean Terrace provides their customers with their Jazz Night Special Menu that includes appetizers, a main dish, a drink, and a dessert. As the name stated, the customers can also enjoy their dinner with a surprise special Jazz performance and a cake plate for those who celebrate their anniversaries (such as birthdays, couple’s anniversary, etc.) at the restaurant that will deliver you an even more romantic experience with your loved ones.
I recommend and encourage everyone of you to visit this restaurant to taste the deliciousness of Awaji Beef and celebrate your special occasion with the romantic view of the ocean and beautiful sunset view.
|Address||816 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721|
|Operation Hours||Lunch 11:30~15:00 (L.O.14:00) / Dinner 17:00~21:00 (L.O.20:00)|