12 Best Yakiniku in Tokyo

Find the best Japanese BBQ in Tokyo

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Yakiniku (焼肉) is a Japanese-style BBQ that is very popular among both Japanese and foreign visitors.

In Tokyo, you can find countless types of Yakiniku restaurants. Depending on the restaurant, you will find differences in the type of meat, the type of grill, the sauces, and even the accompanying menu. Therefore, deciding on a Yakiniku restaurant can become a headache.

Here in this article, I will introduce to you 12 of the best Yakiniku restaurants in Tokyo. From Wagyu Beef to All-You-Can-Eat

Hopefully, you will find the perfect Yakiniku restaurant for you.

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Yakiniku Futago 17th St., originating in New York City in 2015, set its luxurious flagship in Tokyo, just outside affluent Ginza, in 2017. Welcoming both families and professionals, this establishment provides a high-end atmosphere complemented by seasonal ingredients.

Their course meals, designed to harmonize with wine or champagne, encapsulate gourmet excellence. Notably, they’ve patented the ‘owners beef system,’ a meticulous process involving selection, freeze drying, aging, and adjusting atmospheric conditions of meats to optimize flavor.

<<Click HERE to make a reservation at Yakiniku Futago 17th St.!!>>

2. Han no Daidokoro

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Han no Daidokoro (韓の台所) is a Korean-style yakiniku restaurant that is located just 2 minutes walking from Shibuya station.

At this restaurant, they Purchase an entire A5 rank Yamagata beef, which means that you are able to taste even the very unusual parts of the Wagyu beef.

The restaurant is spacious, having space for 140 seats, including private rooms for 4 or 6 people.

Another attractive thing is that lunch here is relatively cheap considering the quality of meat that you will get.

For more info, you can check the article about Han no Daidokoro from the link below.

▶︎HAN NO DAIDOKORO: Wagyu Yakiniku (BBQ) in Shibuya, Tokyo

3. Nikutei Futago Shinjuku

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Nikutei Futago Shinjuku (肉亭ふたご 新宿) is an upscale yakiniku restaurant situated in Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku district. Despite its central location, the establishment offers a serene ambiance, with private and semi-private dining options or cozy table seating.

Highlighting their meticulous ingredient selection, they serve Ota and Sendai wagyu from Hyogo and Miyagi prefectures respectively and use pot-cooked Fukubo Shoten rice, preferred by Michelin-starred establishments. Operating exclusively for dinner, this 80-dish menu restaurant provides an ideal setting for a memorable night out. Their warm, welcoming atmosphere aims to extend precious moments with loved ones amidst exceptional dining.

<<Click HERE to make a reservation at Nikutei Futago Shinjuku!!>>

4. Yoroniku

Yoroniku grill viewYoroniku (よろにく) is a Yakiniku restaurant located in Minami Aoyama, just 10 minutes walking from Omotesando Station.

This is one of the most popular Yakiniku restaurants in all of Tokyo, especially for its “Silky beef” (シルクロース) which is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of meat. You can also order the Wagyu beef sushi which is said to have been invented in this restaurant originally.

Since it is such a popular restaurant,  making reservations in advance is a must.

For more info, you can check the article about Yoroniku from the link below.

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5. Ikuta

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Charcoal Cuisine Kobe Beef Ikuta (炭火焼 神戸牛 いく田) is a Yakiniku restaurant specialized in Kobe beef.

This restaurant is located just 2 minutes walking from JR Yoyogi station and here, you can enjoy some of the best Kobe beef.

You can also try the various different parts of the beef that you wouldn’t be able to try at other restaurants.

I recommend especially the lunch since you can enjoy the high-quality meat at an affordable price.

For more info, you can check the article about Ikuta from the link below.

▶︎Charcoal Cuisine Kobe Beef Ikuta: Wagyu BBQ in Shinjuku, Tokyo

6. Rokkasen

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Rokkasen (六歌仙) is a Wagyu beef specialized Yakiniku restaurant located in Shinjuku.

Top-quality Wagyu beef such as “Matsuzaka beef” (松坂牛) and “Black Hair Beef” (黒毛和牛) which are characterized for melting in your mouth as soon as you put it in your mouth.

Rokkasen was awarded TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence Award” in 2015, which just shows the quality of the meat.

It is very popular among both locals and foreign visitors since it is located in such an accessible spot.

For more info, you can check the article about Rokkasen from the link below.

▶︎Rokkasen: the Best Wagyu Restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo

7. Uguisudanien

Uguisudanien (鶯谷園) is a long-running Yakiniku restaurant located in the Ueno area.

The most appealing part about this restaurant is, without a doubt, its relatively low cost despite its high-quality meat.

The restaurant has been in business for over 50 years and has always been one of the most popular restaurants in the area.

It is so popular that it is almost impossible to get a table as walk-in customers. So make sure to make reservations well before time.

For more info, you can check the article about Uguisudanien from the link below.

▶︎Uguisudanien: Delicious and Affordable Yakiniku (BBQ) in Ueno, Tokyo

8. Jimbocho Shokuniku Center

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Jimbocho Shokuniku Center (神保町食肉センター 神保町店) is a popular Yakiniku restaurant located in Jimbocho.

The restaurant is already known for serving “affordable but quality” meat. But at lunchtime, the deal gets even better as you can enjoy unlimited Yakiniku of selected meat for only 950 yen (45 mins).

Needless to say, this is one of the most popular places to go for lunch around this area.

Jimbocho is a town full of businessmen and the restaurants around this area tend to be full of them, but in the case of Jimbocho Shokuniku Center, you will find a long line of young people waiting for their turn for the “All-You-Can-Eat” Yakiniku.

9. Yotsuya Ushiko

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Yotsuya Ushiko (四谷 うし幸), a yakiniku restaurant located in Yotsuya, offers premium A5 wagyu at an affordable price. Established by Fujinawa Co. Ltd., a Wagyu beef wholesaler, this eatery strives to democratize access to high-quality domestic beef. Leveraging their relations with Wagyu producers nationwide, they manage to serve superior cuts at reasonable prices.

Four-course meal options cater to different budgets, alongside a la carte dishes. The restaurant also boasts a Korean-style menu. Furthermore, their innovative ventilation system, replacing the dining floor’s air every 3.5 minutes, enhances the dining experience, making Yotsuya Ushiko an attractive proposition for quality wagyu enthusiasts.

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10. Ushigoro

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Ushigoro (焼肉うしごろ 西麻布本店) is a Yakiniku restaurant located right between Nogizaka Station, Roppongi Station, and Hiroo Station.

Ushigoro only uses A5-rank Kuroge Wagyu, which is the highest possible rank of Wagyu.

The restaurant will make sure you spend the best Japanese Yakiniku experience with its high-quality ingredients and relaxing atmosphere.

Besides the regular table seats, they also offer private rooms for a more special occasion.

Check out details about the restaurant and make reservations from the following link.

11. Kaneko

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Kaneko(かねこ) is a Japanese-style Yakiniku restaurant located in a quiet area near Daikanyama station.

Here, they will only serve high-quality Japanese black Wagyu. The recommended dish is the “Chef recommendation dish” which includes 6 different parts of the beef. You can enjoy these with either simple salt seasoning or with a special home-made sauce.

※Note: Reservation is required beforehand. You can make reservations via the following link!

12. Kintan

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Kintan (赤坂焼肉 KINTAN) is a Yakiniku restaurant located in the Akasaka area.

The concept of this restaurant is for you to have a unique and special experience with high-quality food. Not only for special occasions but for more casual times as well. Therefore you will find relatively lower prices in comparison to the other restaurants on this list.

Actually, at this restaurant, you can not only enjoy Yakiniku, but you can also enjoy the meat in other ways such as Shabushabu and steak.

I recommend you make reservations beforehand since this is a very popular restaurant. You can make reservations from the link below!

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Born and raised in Costa Rica, I started living in Tokyo from college. I love traveling within Japan & around the world. Since I wasn’t born in Japan, I know the cultural impact that you can get when visiting Japan for the first time and what you might be worried about before your trip. And I’ve lived long enough to somewhat understand the nuances of the Japanese culture that make this country such an attractive place to visit. Hopefully I can provide to you both the information you’re looking for and the information you didn’t know you needed to know.