BBQ is one of the best fun activities and dining styles in summer all over the world. There are a number of restaurants and cafes which offer BBQ menus all round the year in Tokyo, however, summer is the best season to enjoy a barbecue.
It’s a good way to have a BBQ at camping sites in the park, but it’s difficult for foreign travelers to prepare and carry all equipment from grillers to coals and cooking ingredients in Tokyo.
Here are 6 trendy and exciting BBQ spots in Tokyo where you can enjoy empty-handed. They serve all you need for BBQ including fresh food and drinks. The style of BBQ in Tokyo is getting more luxury and glamorous.
Let’s experience Tokyo’s BBQ with Japanese food!
1. WILD MAGIC -The Rainbow Farm-
WILD MAGIC is one of the best and most trendy BBQ spot in Tokyo, which is located at the center of Tokyo Toyosu facing Tokyo Bay. They offer 2 kinds of BBQ courses: Standard and Premium with various meats including beef steak, chicken and pork and domestically produced vegetables. They also serve take all-you- can-drink deals with the BBQ menu. There are some themed areas separated: Family Area, Seaside Area, Party Area and cafe and bar, so that you can pick your favorite one!!
Access: 1min walk from Shin-toyosu Station (新豊洲駅)/10 mins walk from Toyosu Station (豊洲駅)
Rate: from JPY5,000–8,000
2. ARK HILLS SOUTH TOWER ROOFTOP LOUNGE BBQ BEER GARDEN
How about enjoying BBQ on the roof top of the 6-story building above the ground? ARK HILLS SOUTH TOWER ROOFTOP LOUNGE BBQ BEER GARDEN offers the nice open-air location with three food courses including beef, pork and chicken: Casual BBQ, Casual BBQ and Kids BBQ Cource. You can also enjoy all-you-can-drink deals from beer and cocktails to wine and champagne like Moët & Chandon.
Access: 1 min walk from Roppongi-itchome Station (六本木一丁目駅)
Hours (July-September): 17:30–23:00(Monday-Friday)/15:00–23:00(Saturday)/15:00–22:00(Sunday&Holiday)
3. 10th story Shibuya Sakuragaoka
Are you interested in town camping in Tokyo?? 10th Story allows you to enjoy camping empty-handed at the pop culture town Shibuya in all seasons. Each private dining room is divided by a curtain with 4 interior themes: Destiny, Industrial, Orient, Luxury. You can take one from 3 BBQ courses (Silver with 6 dishes/Gold with 9 dishes/Platinum with 12 dishes) and all you can drink is available!! They also offer Japanese popular dish Nabe Hot Pot and Karaage (Japanese style fried chicken).
Access: 5 mins walk from Shibuya Station (渋谷駅)
Hour: 18:00–26:00(Mon-Fri)/15:00–26:00(Saturday)/15:00–22:00(Sunday and Holiday)
4. CAFE;HAUS GARDEN BBQ
CAFE;HAUS GARDEN BBQ is a BBQ cafe in Toyosu where you can reach from the popular tourist area Ginza within 5 mins by train. They provide the chance to experience town BBQ empty-handed with all you need for BBQ. There are 4 sorts of course menus with different prices including fleshy meat, seasonal fresh vegetables and well-selected drinks. The cafe has some BBQ masters accredited by Japan BBQ Association, so you can learn professional skills. How about visiting CAFE;HAUS GARDEN BBQ after enjoying shopping at Ginza?
Access: 3 mins walk from Toyosu Station (豊洲駅)
Rate: from JPY5,000
Tokyo’s hipster area Omotesando/Aoyama has a nice luxury BBQ spot which is named QUONS. You can enjoy dining out in a large group there, of course, empty-handed. The BBQ course menu includes beef steak, pork, the American regular food roasted chicken on a beer bottle and so on. It’s served on the rooftop terrace of the restaurant, and available on a rainy day with tents and big umbrellas.
Access: 3 mins walk from Omotesando Station (表参道駅)/7 mins walk from Shibuya Station (渋谷駅)
Hour: 18:00-27:00 (Mon-Fri)/12:00–27:00 (Saturday)/12:00–24:00 (Sunday and Holiday)
6. Hatsushima Island
This is a little particular option since it’s a BBQ spot in Hatsushima Island (初島), the remote island of Shizuoka Prefecture, which is the nearest remote island from the metropolitan area. It takes only 2 hours to get there from inside Tokyo by train and high-speed boat, so you can take a day trip to Hatsushima to enjoy the seafood BBQ at Hatsushima Picnic Garden located nearby the sea. Asian Resort Villa also offers a camping site to stay the night with the “glamping” (glamorous camping) style and have a BBQ with beef steak and freshly picked seafood. There are more activity facilities in the island, so Hatsushima Island is one of the best destination for a short trip in summer.
Access: 40 mins by Shinkansen/1.5 hrs by local train to Atami Station from Tokyo Station+30 mins from Atami Port by high-speed boat
Rate: JPY2,000–5,000(Hatsushima Picnic Garden)/JPY10,000–20,000(Asian Resort Villa including lodging fee)
The BBQ deals above are available in all seasons, and they are especially popular and occupied earlier in summer. If you plan to travel Tokyo and want to enjoy BBQ in summer, it’s strongly recommended to book early!! For more info about summer in Japan, check these articles below!!