12 BEST Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) Restaurants in Tokyo!
Yakiniku, or Japanese BBQ is one of the most popular foods in Japan so you just have to try it while you are in Japan! Here is the ultimate list of the best yakiniku restaurants in Tokyo. It includes restaurants in popular areas such as Shibuya and Ginza, and also restaurants of various price ranges from high-end to cheap. Surely you'll find one that fits your need.
Kuro Ka Shiro (Shinjuku)
For a more casual experience, go at lunchtime, when a lunch set is available for just ¥1,100! Kuro Ka Shiro is located in a quiet back street in West Shinjuku, about 10 minutes from Shinjuku Station.
They have two courses, one is 7,500 yen and the other is 9,500 yen. Both are highly recommended as you can enjoy their selected, exquisite yakiniku meat as well as side dishes. They serve some rare parts of beef that are unbelievably flavorful and tender.
SATO Buriand (Asagaya)
The secret of their popularity is the "Chateaubriand" wagyu (Japanese beef) steak which is the thickest part of a fillet. You will feel as if you are in a dream when you see the beautiful large cut of steak and eat the tenderest beef steak! The courses are around 10000-15000 yen.
Yakiniku Jumbo (Hongo)
You can try the highest ranked wagyu, which is very juicy and flavorful. One great thing is that they also have a wide variety of menu items so you can enjoy the quality beef in different ways! People usually spend 8,000-9,000 yen.
You can have a variety of high-quality beef yakiniku which will melt in your mouth. Their courses are priced from 6,800 yen to over 10,000 yen which may be expensive for many people but are for sure of great value for your money. If you ever go there, you also should try their creative menu items such as the wagyu sushi.
10-minute walk from Hiroo station.
They offer "shabu-shabu" and "sukiyaki" (both are Japanese hot pot dishes) as well as yakiniku. They bring you beautiful cuts of meat that you can cook yourself at the table. There are many courses to choose from, the most popular being the all-you-can-eat yakiniku course. Lunch sets start at around 3,000 yen and evening ones are around 7,000 yen.
2-minute walk from Shinjuku Nishiguchi station.
You can have wagyu sets here for cheap (1,600 yen or less) during lunch time and you also get a large size bowl of rice for free with set menu orders. For dinner, you can expect to pay around 5,000 yen if you order drinks too, which is still fairly reasonable. The meat is tender and full of umami!
Yakiniku Ponga (Meguro)
For that reason, the traditional kimchi served is particularly good. You can also find some rare cuts of beef and pork. Expect to pay around 5,000 yen for a nice dinner.
Wagyu Horumon Yuji (Shibuya)
Yuji not only offers you a great and fresh horumon, it also grills the horumon in the best way possible for you. The textures and flavours of horumon parts are very unique, so just give it a try and see if you like it or not!
Yakinku Panga (Ueno)
You can have some very affordable meals of tasty halal-certified meat. You can easily spend around 1000 yen for a filling yakiniku set meal for lunch, and 5000 yen for yakiniku dinner course.
Gyukaku (All around Tokyo)
They offer great meat cuts which are reasonably priced. There have also a variety of side dishes which go well with the yakiniku.
Han no Daidokoro Bettei (Shibuya)
The interior has a casual feel to it and you can just as well eat at a table for a get-together, or at the counter for a nice date.
The scent of the grilled meat is sure to titillate your senses and stimulate your appetite!
This Yamagata beef set with 6 different types of cuts is 5,980 yen.
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