Yakiniku, or grilled meat, is one of the favorite cuisines in Japan for foreigners and for Japanese people alike. What's not to like about perfectly grilled slices of fine quality meat dipped in a rich tare sauce? If that makes you hungry, why not head to the Ikebukuro area to try one of these 5 selected yakiniku restaurants!
There's a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Ikebukuro, Tokyo that serves plates of premium wagyu that customers can grill to their liking at their own private grill! In Japanese, it's called 'Hitori Yakiniku,' meaning 'solo bbq' and is the perfect way to be able to concentrate on the delicious, premium meat!!!
Shinsen is a reputable yakiniku restaurant in Kagurazaka. Enjoy lunch set meals and amazing evening yakiniku courses of top-quality wagyu (including Kobe Beef!).
Fujimon is a yakiniku restaurant where you can eat some premium cuts of wagyu beef. Some of their cuts are so fresh that you can even eat them raw. Price is about ¥5,000 to ¥6,000 per person for dinner.
Jiromaru is a tachigui (stand and eat) yakiniku restaurant in Okachimachi, near Ueno Park in central Tokyo. The chef is a beef expert and chooses only the highest-quality cuts of meat to serve each day. If you're curious about tachigui, or you want to try some high-grade wagyu at an affordable price, Jiromaru is definitely worth a visit!
Premium beef from Miyazaki Prefecture, in the southeastern part of Kyushu is some of the most highly-regarded in Japan. Even in the giant metropolis of Tokyo, there are very few locations specialing in the beef. One such restaurant is called 'Gyusho,' and should be on every meat-lovers list!
'tHe Good MoR~Ning' is a special yakiniku restaurant near Daimon Staion, Tokyo, that serves a mix of traditional and original yakiniku in a small, hip storefront. If you're looking for a yakiniku restaurant that breaks the mold, this is a great place!