[2019 Edition] 10 Recommened All-You-Can-Eat Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo
When you come to Japan you definitely have to try yakiniku (grilled meat). There are many all-you-can-eat restaurants in Tokyo where customers can taste as much meat as they want, freshly cooked using a grill or a charcoal brazier placed in the center of the table. These are the most recommended all-you-can-eat yakiniku restaurants in Tokyo, a must for meat lovers.
1. FUFUTEI Shibuya branch
This is a popular all-you-can-eat yakiniku restaurant in Shibuya, located in the middle of Center-Gai. Since it is managed by a wholesale butcher shop, the meat is fresh and high-quality, and can be eaten with their specialty homemade sauce or with gochujang (Korean red chili paste). The taste of the sauce to dip the meat in is one of the most important things in the choice of a yakiniku restaurant, and Fufutei's sauce is known to be delicious! The restaurant has two kinds of all-you-can-eat menus and the most recommended is the Deluxe Yakiniku All-You-Can-Eat (120min) (Junior High School Students and over 3,480 JPY, Elementary School Students 1,740 JPY, Children from 3 to 6 years old 600 JPY (excl. tax)). The beef short ribs in this menu are fatty, juicy, and extremely tasty! The sirloin, too, has a crispy texture and is delicious. The menu is varied and, other than the meat, it offers dishes like roast beef, salad, soup, and desserts, which can all be eaten as much as one desires! This restaurant is recommended to people who want to enjoy delicious meat at a reasonable price.
2. Genchan Shinjuku branch
Genchan, located in Shinjuku, is a restaurant where customers can enjoy yakiniku 24 hours a day. The popularity of this place is growing thanks to its 70-dish all-you-can-eat course, which includes 40 varieties of fine quality meat and 30 kinds of Korean dishes. Its Charcoal-grilled Yakiniku & Korean Cuisine All-You-Can-Eat and All-You-Can-Drink (Men 4,480 JPY, Women 3,980 JPY (excl. tax), reservation required for 4 people and above) menu includes yakiniku dishes like premium short rib, premium sirloin, pork neck and offal, as well as Korean dishes like buchimgae (Korean pancakes), tteokbokki (stir fried rice cakes), and more. The bibimbap (Korean rice dish) and other dishes are served in a full portion, so they can be shared with other people. The drink menu includes a wide selection of beer, wine, makgeolli (Korean rice wine), and more, and can be enjoyed thanks to the all-you-can-drink option. This restaurant is recommended to people who want to savor delicious yakiniku and authentic Korean cuisine.
Musashi is a very popular charcoal-grilled yakiniku restaurant located a 5-minute walk from Ginza Station. The atmosphere is relaxed and quiet and from some tables it is possible to have a beautiful night view of the city, perfect for dates. The true flavor of meat can be enjoyed with the over 10 kinds of natural salt from all over the world. The popular all-you-can-eat menu is the First Rate Wagyu Beef All-You-Can-Eat (Men 6,200 JPY, Women 5,200 JPY, Junior High School Students 3,000 JPY, Elementary School Students 2,000 JPY (excl. tax), free for children under 3 years old). The price is a little high for a 90 min all-you-can-eat course, but the 29 dishes in the menu include sirloin, short rib, rib eye, and exclusive cuts of Kuroge Wagyu beef, so it is actually a bargain! A meat assortment is served first, and once that is finished more can be ordered. The taste is different for each cut of meat, so no matter what your order is, you will never get tired of it. People who would like to enjoy top class Wagyu beef to their heart's content should definitely pay this restaurant a visit.
A well-established restaurant located in Shinjuku which serves yakiniku, shabu shabu (meat hotpot) and sukiyaki (type of hotpot dish). The restaurant is visited by many people because it serves the renown Matsuzaka beef. In addition, another reason of its popularity is their all-you-can-eat yakiniku and shabu shabu course. Their 90 min courses start from 7,300 JPY (incl. tax), but there is also a 26,000 JPY Matsuzaka beef all-you-can-eat course that sounds like a dream. The luxury of the price and the quality of the meat draw a line between this and other restaurants, but this is a restaurant that appeared on television countless times. Its specialty is the courses that combine yakiniku, shabu shabu, and sukiyaki, so it is recommended to people who want to enjoy all the different ways of eating Waguy beef.
5. Nikuya-no Daidokoro Shibuyamiyamasuzaka branch
When you want to enjoy a Wagyu beef all-you-can-eat course to the fullest, go to Nikuya-no Daidokoro in Shibuya. The restaurant is well known among meat lovers thanks to its high quality meat available at reasonable prices. The most popular menu to enjoy all-you-can-eat yakiniku in this restaurant is the Nikuya-no Daidokoro Wagyu Course (4,980 JPY (incl. tax)), which comes with an all-you-can-drink menu of beer, wine, and whisky and lasts 2 hours. More than 80 dishes can be chosen from the menu, including a carefully selected Kuroge Wagyu assortment, Wagyu short rib, Wagyu sirloin, offal and Iberian pork, as well as plenty of side dishes, like stir-fried vegetables, kimchi, and more. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere so it is perfect for people who want to cheerfully enjoy yakiniku while having fun with friends.
6. BATSU MARU TOKYO
Located within a 4 min walk from Shibuya Station, BATSU MARU TOKYO is a restaurant that offers a delicious meat all-you-can-eat at an unbelievably low price. The interior design is fashionable, with low tables and private rooms. Here, a wide variety of dishes including skirt steak, sukiyaki sirloin, short ribs, rib finger meat, and high quality offal can be tasted in the "[2 hours] Premium Yakiniku All-You-Can-Eat Plan (4,860 JPY (incl. tax) *Free under 4 years old, half price for Elementary School Students, 1,000 JPY discount for people over 65)" menu. The restaurant offers all the standard meat cuts one would want to eat when going to a yakiniku restaurant, as well as chicken, vegetables, kimchi, rice, soup, and even a dessert, allowing customers to eat plenty for 2 hours without getting tired of the taste.
7. No. 1 Shinjuku branch
This restaurant that offers a discount for tourists, as taxes will be taken off the full price just by showing a passport. In this restaurant both yakiniku and shabu shabu can be enjoyed with the all-you-can-eat formula!
In the Standard Wagyu course (90 min / 2,980 JPY (excl. tax), Elementary School Students 1,900 JPY) customers can choose between 73 items in the menu, starting from beef short rib, pork, chicken, rice, soup, dessert, and even ice cream. Furthermore, all-you-can-eat shabu shabu can also be enjoyed just by adding 500 JPY! Being able to taste both yakiniku and shabu shabu for this price is really a bargain.
Moreover, this restaurant is open 24 hours a day and this course can be eaten from 12:00 pm to 5:45 am, so it is a very convenient option even on the days you plan on sightseeing until late at night.
*1 drink order per person required
8. Furano Shinjuku-sanchome branch
This restaurant's regular all-you-can-eat plan is 3,280 JPY (excl. tax) and includes 71 dishes. The restaurant always offers low prices, but if visited from Sunday to Thursday (except Fridays, Saturdays and days before public holidays) before 7:00 pm, the price lowers even more and becomes 2,480 JPY (excl. tax).
In the all-you-can-eat menu, in addition the regular sauce and salt there are also meats with different kinds of seasonings, like garlic short rib, yuzukosho (yuzu peel, pepper and salt seasoning) fatty pork, and dak-galbi (Korean spicy stir-fried chicken). By changing the flavor, yakiniku can be enjoyed completely.
The restaurant is very close to the Shinjuku-sanchome Station and can be visited easily after shopping in one of the many department stores in the area.
9. Taishoen Ueno Main branch
If you do not want to compromise about taste even for an all-you-can-eat couse, this restaurant is perfect! It is a long standing yakiniku restaurant in Ueno, the area where th famous Ameyoko Shopping Street is located.
The meat the restaurant offers is so soft and juicy that one wouldn't think it is from an all-you-can-eat menu. The high quality is what one would expect from a long standing restaurant and customers can safely and securely enjoy classic yakiniku to their heart's content. The 2 Hour All-You-Can-Eat Course is 4,200 JPY for men, 3,500 JPY for women, 2,000 JPY for children, and free for children under elementary school age. The menu offers 7 kinds of meat to grill, including short ribs, sirloin, chicken thigh, bone-in pork ribs, as well as rice, salad, kimchi, and soup.
10. Gyudo Ikebukuro branch
Conveniently located within a 3 min walk from the JR Ikebukuro West Exit and North Exit, this restaurant is a place where customers can enjoy plenty of fresh and quality thick meat selected with special attention.
From Monday to Thursday, the most convenient days, the 2 hour all-you-can-eat course with a 35-item menu is only 1,980 JPY (excl.tax)! Even when combined with the all-you-can-drink option the price is still reasonable, at 2,980 JPY. The most famous dish of this restaurant, the Pot Samgyeopsal (pork belly), is thick but very tender and exquisite. It is served at the start of the all-you-can-eat course and it is definitely something you should try.
*1 drink order per person required
Even among all-you-can-eat restaurants there are many kinds, from the low price ones to the high class ones. Meat grilled and eaten while having fun with others is the best! Enjoy yourself and order cleverly to avoid leaving food uneaten! And do not forget to reserve a table!
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