15 Best Wagyu Beef Restaurants in Tokyo: from Kobe Beef to Matsusaka Beef
Best Wagyu beef in Tokyo: Kobe beef to Matsusaka beef
Wagyu, domestically produced beef in Japan, is overwhelming ramen and sushi in popularity these days. Especially, the Three Major Wagyu Beef: Kobe, Matsusaka and Omi are famous all over the world. They are grown in western Japan. But you can eat the quality brands wagyu beef in Tokyo.
You can enjoy Wagyu beef in many ways from Yakiniku (Japanese style BBQ) and Teppanyaki to Steak and Sukiyaki. Today, I’d like to introduce 15 best Wagyu beef restaurants in Tokyo.
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1. Kobe Beef Teppanyaki HAKUSHU
Kobe Beef Teppanyaki Hakushu (神戸鉄板焼 白秋) is an award-winning wagyu beef restaurant in Shibuya since 1960s. Hakushu serves high-quality Japanese wagyu beef (Kobe beef) cooked on teppanyaki, Japanese style iron griddle cooking as well as other meats, seafood and seasonal vegetables. The long-established family owned restaurant offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, which is one of the reasons why the venue has been so popular among Japanese and foreign visitors for many years besides the quality of food.
Access: 4 mins from Shibuya Station South Exit
Budget: 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Teppanyaki, Wagyu beef
Related article: HAKUSHU: the Best Kobe Beef Teppanyaki in Shibuya, Tokyo
2. Kobe Beef 511
Kobe Beef 511 (神戸牛 511) is a Japanese style steakhouse located in Akasaka, Tokyo. The name of the restaurant “511” presents the quality of the Kobe beef that they serve, which is A5 rank and BMS (marbling level) value No.11. The top quality Kobe beef is served with the fine culinary technique of experienced chefs as well as the warm and excellent hospitality. With the concept of “Kobe Beef and Wine”, the restaurant offers an abundant selection of wine with the sommelier who could help you to choose the wine to match your meal or your preferences. Great place to enjoy fine beef and authentic Japanese cuisine at the same time.
Access: 4 minutes walk from Akasaka Station
Hours: Lunch (weekdays) only 11:30-14:30/Dinner 17:30-22:30
Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY~/Dinner 15,000 JPY~
3. Yakiniku Han no Daidokoro
Han no Daidokoro Bettei (韓の台所 別邸) is a Shibuya branch of the popular Yakiniku (Korean style BBQ) restaurant. Han no Daidokoro serves the fine-quality Japanese black-haired wagyu and A5 rank Yamagata Beef inn various parts. It has a modern and stylish dining space with 20 private rooms. The restaurant also offers a wide range of Korean side dishes that go perfectly with grilled meat.
Access: 2 mins from Shibuya Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~15:00/Dinner 17:30~22:00
Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY~/Dinner 8,000 JPY~
Genre: Yakiniku, Wagyu
Related article: HAN NO DAIDOKORO: Wagyu Yakiniku BBQ in Shibuya
4. The Steakhouse
The Steakhouse (ザ・ステーキハウス) is an American style steakhouse located on 3F of ANA InterContinental Tokyo, one of the most luxurious hotels in Tokyo. With the concept of “The Neighbouhood Steakhouse”, the restaurant offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere for both Japanese and international guests. The menu has a wide variety of dishes including steaks, seafood, burgers, side dishes and salad. They offer an impressive selection of meat including premium Wagyu Beef, the top quality domestic/imported beef and flavourful dry-age beef. The finest beef cuts are cooked on the charcoal grill to maximize its taste and flavour to perfection.
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:30/Dinner 17:00~21:30
Genre: Steak, Burger
Budget: Lunch 3,o00 yen~/Dinner 10,000 yen~
More info: The Steakhouse: Charcoal Grill Wagyu Steak in Tokyo
5. Kobe Beef Ikuta
Kobe Beef Ikuta (神戸牛炭火焼肉 いく田) is a high-end Yakiniku restaurant in Shinjuku area. Ikuta serves only high grade, rare breed of Kobe Beef which only 4 cattle can be purchased from the supplier daily. As the restaurant purchase a whole cattle, they are able to serve customers rare parts of the meat. The restaurant offers a range of course menu and ala carte which can be chosen according to your budget. Enjoy the umami packed premium Kobe Beef packed with a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Access: 2 mins walk from Yoyogi Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:00 (weekday only)/Dinner 17:00~23:00
Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY ~/Dinner 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Yakiniku, Wagyu
Related article: Charcoal Cuisine Kobe Beef Ikuta: Wagyu BBQ in Shinjuku, Tokyo
Rokkasen (六歌仙) is a wagyu beef specialized Yakiniku restaurant located in Shinjuku area. The restaurant is popular among international visitors since it was awarded TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence Award” in past. They serve top-quality wagyu beef such as Matsusaka beef and Japanese Black beef which are known for soft texture and rich taste and melt as soon as you put it in your mouth. Besides Yakiniku, the mouthwatering wagyu beef can be enjoyed with traditional Japanese hot pot dishes, Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki.
Access: 2 mins walk from Shinjuku Station
Hours: Lunch 11:00~16:00/Dinner 16:00~23:00
Budget: 8,000 JPY~
Genre: Yakiniku, Shabu Shabu
Related article: Rokkasen: the Best Wagyu Restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo
7. Sukiyaki Imahan
Asakusa Imahan (浅草 今半) is a long-established Japanese restaurant located in Asakusa area since 1895. The signature of the restaurant is traditional Japanese hot pot dishes: Shabu Shabu and Skiyaki. Their quality dishes are made with the finest ingredients including wagyu beef such as Kobe Beef and Japanese Black and carefully selected vegetable, which are cooked in their original sauce simmered in an iron pot. Since the restaurant is highly popular, it’s recommended to make a reservation in advance!
Access: short walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
Budget: lunch 4,000 JPY~/dinner 10,000 JPY~
Genre: Sukiyaki, Shabu Shabu
Related article: Asakusa Imahan: Traditional Sukiyaki Restaurant
8. Ninja Tokyo
NINJA TOKYO is a themed restaurant inspired by the world of Ninja, a covert warfare expert in feudal Japan. The restaurant is designed as a hideout of ninja and offers an unique dining experience with authentic and creative Japanese dishes served by ninja. The course dishes includes Omi beef, wagyu which is considered one of the three top wagyu beef brands along with Kobe beef and Matsusaka beef. Customers can also enjoy the ninja magic show by professional magicians while dining.
Access: 3 mins walk from Akasakamitsuke Station or Nagatacho Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30～14:30/Dinner 17:00～22:00
Budget: 10,000 yen~
Yoroniku (よろにく) is a Yakiniku (BBQ) restaurant located in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo. The restaurant serves high quality wagyu beef in various parts cooked on a table grill. Besides Yakiniku, a variety of creative dishes are served at the restaurant such as truffle Sukiyaki, wagyu Sushi and meat sandwich. Yoroniku is one of the most popular Yakiniku restaurants in Tokyo, and making a reservation in advance is a must if you wish to dine there!
Access: 10 mins walk from Omotesando Station
Budget: 10,000 yen~
Shima (西洋料理 島) is a fine Western style steakhouse located in Nihonbashi area, near Tokyo Station. This renowned restaurant serves high grade beef including wagyu beef at reasonable prices. The carefully selected ingredients are cooked by an experienced owner chef to bring out the natural flavors of the ingredients. Have an unforgettable dining experience with an exceptional food and the warm and welcoming hospitality.
Budget: 20,000 yen~
11. Teppanyaki Misono Shinjuk
Teppanyaki Misono Shinjuku (元祖 鉄板焼ステーキみその 新宿店) is a Tokyo branch of the long-established teppanyaki restaurant from Kobe City, which opened in 1945 as the first teppanyaki restaurant in the world. Misono serves Japanese wagyu beef, seasonal vegetable and seafood including the highest ranked Kobe Beef. Ingredients are cooked on an iron griddle by skilful chefs right in front of customers. The Shinjuku branch is located on the 51st floor of the high-rise Shinjuku Sumitomo Building where you can savor delicious dishes with the stunning city view.
Access: 10 mins walk from Shinjuku Station
Hours: lunch 11:30~14:30, dinner 17:00~22:00
Budget: Lunch 3,000 yen~/Dinner 15,000 yen~
Genre: Wagyu, Teppanyaki
Gyuan (牛庵) is a wagyu beef restaurant in Ginza area. Despite being locted in Tokyo’s most expensive district, Gyuan manages to serve the top-quality wagyu beef including Kobe Beef at reasonable price. Especially during lunch time, you can get gourmet wagyu beef dishes with a great deal. The fine quality wagyu beef is served with a variety of dishes including hamburg steak, steak, sukiyaki and shabu-shabu. Guest can enjoy dining delicious beef dishes with an excellent service in a traditional Japanese dining space.
Access: 4 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:15/Dinner 17:30~22:00
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY ~/Dinner 8,000 JPY~
Genre: Steak, Wagyu
Related article: Gyuan: Affordable Kobe Beef Restaurant in Ginza
13. Yonezawagyu Oki
Yonezawagyu Oki (米沢牛黄木) is a long-established meat company based in Yonezawa City, which has been dealing with the top-quality Yonezawa Beef since 1923. Yonezawa Beef is a premium wagyu beef brand of Japanese Black raised in Yonezawa area in Yamagata Prefecture. One of Oki’s restaurants is located in Tokyo Station, serving Yonezawa Beef directly brought from the main store. You can enjoy the top-grade marbled meat that melts in your mouth with various ways including steak, shabu shabu and sukiyaki.
Access: Direct access from Tokyo Station Yaesu North Exit
Hours: 11:00～23:00 (Lunch 11:00~16:00)
Budget: Lunch 2,000~/Dinner 6,000 yen~
Uguisudanien (鶯谷園) is a top venue for Yakiniku (BBQ) in Ueno area, which is situated near Uguisudani Station. It has been loved by locals for over 50 year and is best known for serving high-quality meat with affordable prices. You can enjoy various parts of beef and a range of side dishes here including wagyu beef, rib, sirloin, bibimbap and gukbap. If you wish to dine at Uguisudanien, making reservation is essential. Even with reservations, some guests might have to wait in line!
Access: 3 mins walk from Uguisudani Station
Budget: 5,000 yen~
15. Steak House Katsura
Steak House Katsura (ステーキハウス桂) is a Teppanyaki restaurant located in The Prince Park Tower Tokyo, a luxurious hotel near Tokyo Tower. Katsura serves authentic Teppanyaki dishes cooked right in front of customers on an iron grill. The experienced chefs prepare carefully selected ingredients such as Kobe Beef, fresh fish, shellfish and seasonal vegetables with their stunning cooking techniques. You can enjoy the meal with a great selection of fine wine and sake.
Access: 2 mins walk from Akabanebashi Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~15:00 (weekend and holiday only), Dinner 17:00~22:00
Budget: 20,000 yen~
Genre: Wagyu, Teppanyaki
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