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Eat Japanese Beef Here! 5 Great Wagyu Restaurants In Tokyo
Tokyo restaurants offer visitors delicious Japanese and international cuisine. Wagyu beef is one of the most highly recommended foods to try in Tokyo. Today we introduce shops with reasonable prices where all types of customers can enjoy Japanese-style be
Written by Miho Moriya
Indulge in Delicious Japanese Beef in Tokyo
Today we'll introduce different wagyu beef restaurants suitable for solo diners, groups of friends, and also for those following halal dietary restrictions.
Try this truly delicious beef just once and you'll become hooked to its great taste!
Restaurants Ideal for One Person!
1. Misono in Ikebukuro
Misono is a yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant geared for those eating alone. It uses A5 rank wagyu beef and customers can order their meat by the slice and choose from the 55 different cuts of beef.
At a typical yakiniku shop, a set for one person usually consists of four or five pieces of the same cut of meat. This makes it difficult to try different kinds of meat if you are by yourself.
But no worries! This yakiniku shop has solved that problem.
Our recommendation is the moriawase (assorted meat) course, which costs 3,000 yen plus tax. This course features twelve different varieties of meat, allowing you to savor the taste of wagyu slice by slice.
This is the perfect shop for diners wanting to sample various cuts of beef when dining solo.
|Address||Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Nishi Ikebukuro 1-18-1, Goko building 1F|
|Business Time||Monday-Friday: 15:00-3:30 am (last order is 3:15 am) / Saturday: 11:30 am-3:30 am (last order is 3:15) / Sundays and holidays: 11:30 am-1:00 am (last order is 12:45 pm)|
|Fixed holidays||Open every day of the year|
|Required Time||About one hour|
|Accepted Credit Cards||VISA,MASTER,JCB,American Express,Diners Club,Other|
|Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages||Menu available in English and Chinese|
|Nearest station||JR Ikebukuro Station (JR Line, Subway Line, Tobu Tojo Line, Seibu Ikebukuro Line)|
|Access||2 minutes on foot from the west exit of Ikebukuro Station.|
2. Jiromaru - Stand and Eat Grilled Meat in Shibuya!
Jiromaru Shibuya is another yakiniku restaurant ideal for single diners. Here you can eat high-quality wagyu beef at reasonable prices.
This is a stand while you eat (tachigui) establishment, with no chairs at the tables. We've been told that because of this dining style, customers stand close to each other and socialize naturally.
|Address||Tokyo, Shibuya, Dogenzaka 2-6-7 RISM Shibuya 1F|
|Business Time||Monday - Saturday 11:30 - 5:00 next day / Sundays 11:30 - 23:00|
|Required Time||30 minutes - 1 hour|
|Accepted Credit Cards||VISA,MASTER,JCB,Other|
|Languages||Staff that can assist in English are available|
|Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages||English and Chinese menus available|
|Nearest station||Shibuya Station (Keio Inokashira Line, JR, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, and Fukutoshin Line)|
|Access||1 minute walk from the west exit at Shibuya Station (Keio Inokashira Line), 3 minutes from the JR Line, 4 minutes from the Tokyo Metro Ginza or Hanzomon Lines, and 5 minutes from the Fukutoshin Line|
|Price||2500 - 3000 yen|
Eat Delicious Wagyu Beef with Your Family Friends!
3. Han No Daidokoro in Shibuya
At Han no Daidokoro, they offer carefully selected, special cuts of beef. In particular, they feature Yamagata gyu beef, which has a characteristically soft texture.
The most popular menu item is the marbled Yamagata beef assortment set, which has a balance of different cuts of meat. The four-variety meat set costs 4,980 yen (plus tax), and the six-variety meat set is 6,980 yen (plus tax).
There's also a unique item on the menu known as wagyu aburi nigiri. This is a slightly grilled beef slice placed over a clump of rice, resembling a piece of sushi. A two-piece beef sushi set is 800 yen (plus tax), and a two-piece marbled beef sushi set is 900 yen (plus tax).
|Address||Tokyo, Shibuya, Dogenzaka 2-29-8, Dogenzaka Center Building 7F|
|Business Time||Lunch: 11:30-15:00, Dinner: Monday to Saturday 17:30-23:30, Sundays and holidays 17:00-23:00|
|Fixed holidays||Open every day|
|Required Time||1-2 hours|
|Accepted Credit Cards||VISA,MASTER|
|Languages||Japanese and basic English|
|Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages||English|
|Nearest station||Shibuya Station|
|Access||2 minutes on foot from Shibuya Station|
|Price||About 5,000 yen|
|Website||Han No Daidokoro Bettei (Japanese)|
4. DOGEN in Shibuya
This shop is famous for its grilled beef inner organs. Also popular is the Kuroge wagyu, with its delicious addictive flavor, as well as other varieties of beef that are served here.
Also famous at DOGEN is a menu item called Apple, which is a grilled shoulder roast meat wrapped with thin strips of apple (one piece is 500 yen). If you have a chance to visit DOGEN we recommend ordering this.
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Dogenzaka 2-19-10 Google Map
Access: 7 minutes on foot from the Hachiko exit of JR Shibuya Station.
Wagyu Beef Restaurant Offering a Halal-Certified Menu
5. Sumiyakiya in Roppongi
Sumiyakiya is a restaurant where customers can enjoy halal certified wagyu beef and domestically produced beef.
The plates and dishes are labeled with a halal mark, so customers can rest assured that they won't mistakenly eat the wrong menu item.
Alcohol and other off-limit ingredients are not used in the meat dipping sauces.
Also, because the meat is flavored with fresh herbs and spices, it's said to be good for digestion and improving your immune system. So this is a shop that serves food using wholesome ingredients while keeping the customers' health in mind.
Address: Tokyo, Minato, Nishi-Azabu 3-20-16, Nishi-Azabu Annex 1F Google Map
Access: 6 minutes on foot from exit 1A of Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Subway Line).
Official Homepage: http://sumiyakiya.com/index.html
Enjoy Great Wagyu Beef in Tokyo!
Melt-in-your-mouth wagyu beef is a food that gives its diners pure bliss. One of the highlights of travel is indulging in delicious cuisine to be one of the highlights of their trip.
How dropping in for a visit to one of these wagyu shops and creating some amazing food memories during your travel?