If you come to Japan, you must try yakiniku. Tokyo has tons of all-you-can-eat restaurants where you can grill and eat meat to your heart’s content using a roaster or grill that is placed on the tabletop. This time around we will introduce 5 recommended all-you-can-eat yakiniku places in Tokyo that will be irresistible to meat lovers.
This is a popular all-you-can-eat yakiniku restaurant in Shibuya. It's a restaurant in Center-gai that's managed by a wholesale butcher, and you can enjoy their home-made sauce and gochujang with their extremely fresh meat. The deliciousness of the sauce for the grilled meat is an important point when choosing a yakiniku place and this shop is famous for its delicious sauce! There are 2 kinds of all-you-can-eat menus available and we recommend the Jo-yakiniku all-you-can-eat (120 mins) (middle school and up 3,480 JPY, elementary school 1,740 JPY, 3-6 years 600 JPY (excl. tax)). The wagyu ribs on this all-you-can-eat menu are incredibly juicy with ample umami! The sirloin is also delicious. Apart from yakiniku, this menu also includes roast beef, salad, soup, dessert, and more so you can eat as much as you like! Recommended for people who want to enjoy delicious yakiniku for a moderate price.
1. Yakiniku Fufutei Shibuya
Sumibi Yakiniku Genchan in Shinjuku is a restaurant where you can enjoy yakiniku 24 hours a day. This place has become popular for their all-you-can-eat menu with 70 menu selections including 40 varieties of quality meat as well as 30 varieties of Korean cuisine. Their Sumibi Yakiniku & Korean Cuisine (with more than 70 varieties) menu (men 4,480 JPY, women 3,980 JPY (excl. tax), requires a reservation of more than 4 people) includes all-you-can-eat staples like beef ribs, sirloin, fatty pork and entrails as well as chijimi, tteokbokki, and other korean dishes! You also get single portions of dishes like bibimbap that everyone can share. You’ll be happy to know that there is an extensive all-you-can-drink menu that includes beer, wine, shochu, and makgeolli! Recommended for people who want to savor delicious yakiniku as well as enjoy genuine Korean cuisine.
This popular classic charcoal-grilled yakiniku restaurant Musashi is located a 5 minute walk from the subway Ginza station. The restaurant has a quiet atmosphere and their seats where you can see the nightscape is perfect for a date. With a special blend of natural salt that comes from 10 different countries, it brings out the natural flavors of the meat that you can savor. The popular all-you-can-eat selection is the Gokujyo Wagyu All-You-Can-Eat; men 6,200 JPY, women 5,200 JPY, under middle school age 3,000 JPY, under elementary school age 2,000 JPY and under 3 free (excl. tax) (reservation only). Although the price is a little high for a 90 minute all-you-can-eat, looking at the contents, it consists of 29 items with sirloin, beef ribs, rib roast and rare cuts of Japanese black wagyu making it a great deal! The system is that once you eat everything from the first dish, then you can order what you like. Different cuts of meat have different flavors so no matter how many times you order, you won’t lose interest. Visit if you want to savor top class wagyu to your heart’s content!
The veteran shop Yakiniku-Tei Rokkasen located in Shinjuku specializes in shabu-shabu, yakiniku, and sukiyaki. You can satisfy yourself here with the famous Matsuzaka beef so there are always many customers. Also, there is one popular all-you-can-eat yakiniku shabu-shabu course. The course is 90 mins for 7,300 JPY (incl. tax). For the 26,000 JPY course (incl. tax), you can have all-you-can-eat Matsuzaka beef! It’s like a dream. Although there is a clear line of luxury that separates the price and contents of this all-you-can-eat from others, this is also a restaurant that is often featured on TV. This place does things a little differently and also has an all-you-can-eat course with yakiniku and shabu-shabu or sukiyaki combined so it’s recommended for people who want to enjoy eating wagyu in various ways.
For the times when you want to enjoy all-you-can-eat wagyu yakiniku with all your heart, you can head to Nikuya no Daidokoro Miyamasuzaka Meat in Shibuya. You can have high quality meat for a reasonable price at this restaurant that is popular among meat lovers. The most popular all-you-can-eat course is the Nikuya no Daidokoro Wagyu Course (4,980 JPY (incl. tax)). The 2 hour timeslot also includes an all-you-can-drink menu with beer, wine, whisky and more. The all-you-can eat menu comprises of over 80 items including a carefully-selected Japanese black beef platter, wagyu ribs, wagyu sirloin, offal, and Iberian pork as well as a full array of side dishes like grilled vegetables and kimchi. The store interior is always bustling so it’s recommended for enjoying yakiniku with a lively group.
Although they’re all called yakiniku all-you-can-eat, there are various shops ranging from low priced to high-class. It’s definitely the most fun when everyone is gathered together, grilling and eating meat! Be sure to order carefully so there isn’t any left over! Don’t forget to make a reservation before you go.
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