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Home to a multitude of art museums and stylish shops, Roppongi is one of the most distinguished neighborhoods of Tokyo. It is also one of the most popular areas among tourists visiting Japan. So, here are some of the most recommended yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurants in Roppongi!

1. Ryu

What differentiates Ryu from other yakiniku restaurants is its amazing sauce! The recipe was conceived by Genpukan, a well-established yakiniku restaurant from Hakata, Fukuoka, and now you can savor this masterpiece in Roppongi, too. The sauce comes in 5 different options – from sweet to extra hot – to fully enhance the umami (Japanese savory taste) of the meat, which matches beautifully with the delicious rare cuts of specially selected Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef)! Hakata is considered the capital of food in Japan, so being able to taste part of its cuisine without ever leaving Tokyo is quite a pleasant treat!
The restaurant is located a 1 minute walk from Exit 5 of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Toei Oedo Line.

1. Ryu

Roppongi Park Bldg. 2F, 3-10-4 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

2. Saka-no Tochu

The secret behind the delicious meat that yakiniku restaurant Saka-no Tochu offers lies in its seasoned owner who procures cuts of meat only from the most trustworthy professionals in the market. Careful preparation beforehand ensures that the gorgeous meat is even tastier by the time it is ready to be served. The restaurant’s meal course Hanamaru Plan (4,980 JPY (incl. tax)) is highly recommended. With a selection of more than 30 types of dishes, including Wagyu, thick slices of beef tongue and offal cuts, you’re in for a treat with this very reasonably priced plan.
The restaurant is located a 1 minute walk from Exit 3 of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.

2. Saka-no Tochu

Rokumon Bldg. B1F, 6-1-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

3. Ushiwaka Roppongi Branch

One of the things Ushiwaka is very particular about is serving A5 (the highest grade given only to the finest beef) Kuroge Wagyu for a low price. The recommended dish here is the Kuroge Wagyu no Atsugiri Torotan, thick slices of Kuroge Wagyu beef tongue cut from the very scarce base of the tongue. The slices are so tender and fresh you can even have them raw if you wish!
The restaurant is located a 1 minute walk from Exit 4a of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Toei Oedo lines.

3. Ushiwaka Roppongi Branch

No. 12 Niikura Bldg. 4F, 7-14-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

4. Kyogyuso Roppongi Branch

Kyogyuso is the place to go for bulgogi (Korean beef dish) in Roppongi! The thinly sliced Wagyu is marinated for three days in their secret sauce, a recipe that has been kept unchanged since the restaurant’s inception. Grill this beauty and wrap it in lettuce together with kimchi for a real treat. After you’re done eating the bulgogi, you can have yaki udon (stir-fried udon noodles) prepared with all the juices left over from the grilled meat. The udon noodles mixed with the beef umami is highly addictive!
The restaurant is located a 3-minute walk from Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Toei Oedo lines.

4. Kyogyuso Roppongi Branch

5-7-8 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

5. Kintan

Kintan is a stylish yakiniku place within a Brooklyn-like atmosphere. The restaurant is very particular about its selection of meat and uses aged Sendai beef and Hitachi beef, two renowned Wagyu brands in Japan. The cuts are carefully selected by meat experts and aged for around 30 days. You are bound to have an unforgettable yakiniku experience here, with exquisite cuts of meat that are full of flavor. One more thing that is worth mentioning is the restaurant’s special meal course for birthdays and anniversaries called Anniversary Course (7,480 JPY (incl. tax)). Prepared with some of the finest meat included in the course, the Meat Cake is a fun dish that is sure to please your special someone.
The restaurant is located a 3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Toei Oedo lines.

5. Kintan

Roppongi Green Bldg. 2F, 6-1-8 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

These recommended restaurants are sure to provide you with an unforgettable yakiniku experience! Try them out next time you visit Roppongi!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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