Yakiniku Specialty Restaurant Yakiniku Like: A Solo Dining Yakiniku Restaurant to Enjoy Top Quality Meals at Unbeatable Prices
Even when you want to eat yakiniku, it can be hard to enter a restaurant by yourself. The solo-yakiniku restaurant Yakiniku Like is currently trending as it's filling the needs of solo diners who want to get some yakiniku in their bellies but don't feel comfortable going in to other yakiniku restaurants by themselves. This article will be introducing this popular restaurant that serves an abundance of delicious yakiniku in a stylish space.
What is Yakiniku Like?
Yakiniku Like is a fast food-style yakiniku (Japanese-style barbecue) restaurant that came up with the concept of individual smokeless grills which enables customers to freely enjoy yakiniku however they like at a pace that suits them. In defiance of the conventional way of thinking about yakiniku, they offer a completely new way of enjoying yakiniku: dine alone; order a variety of cuts just for yourself; go even when you're in a hurry since your order will be out in under three minutes. There are 14 locations in Japan and 2 international locations.
What's So Special About Yakiniku Like?
A Personal Space, Inviting For All
Each customer has a smokeless grill to themselves, so you can grill at your own pace.
Order everything via a touch panel, get cold water from the water dispenser on the counter, and get your chopsticks, moist towelettes etc. from a drawer at your seat.
Aside from paying your bill, you can do everything from your seat, so there's no need to wait for the wait staff whenever you need something.
They've also added dividers to the counter, so that you can have more privacy as you enjoy your meal.
The chairs are spaced so that you’re not too close to the person beside you, preserving your personal space.
The grills are smokeless so your hair and clothes won't smell like barbecue smoke.
(*In case of dining with another person, two people can also share a grill.)
Customize to Your Liking
There are nine different yakiniku set menus, and you can also order eight different cuts of meat starting from 50g as individual items. The variety of combinations is unlimited; you can choose to add individual items to one of the set menus, or you can just have meat and salad, or whatever you like. Recently tamago kake gohan (white rice topped with raw egg) has been an extremely popular side. There are six kinds of condiments, including light and refreshing soy sauce, rich soy sauce, kogashi miso dipping sauce, lemon juice, spicy gochujang, and minced garlic, from which you can mix a dipping sauce to your own liking, such as combining the light and refreshing soy with spicy gochujang. Extra helpings of rice are free until 5:00 pm. You can choose whatever combination you like without anyone else's input.
A Place You Can Go Whenever You Feel Like It
Opening hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (last order 10:30 pm)
Since it’s open all day, you can go whenever you want to, like if you suddenly feel like eating yakiniku, or if you're hungry but it's not lunch time. The food comes out within three minutes of ordering too, so you don’t have to wait a long time. Happy hour is from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, so it’s also a good place for a drink when it’s not quite lunch or dinner time!
*Happy Hour offer not available at Ebina Sagamino store or Yokohama Eda store.
Flavor and Value You’ll Want Over and Over Again
The main meat on offer is beef, kept chilled for maximum freshness in order to deliver customers the best flavor.
The rice provided is freshly cooked premium hitomebore rice that is grown in Iwate Prefecture.
All sauces are made in-store, unheated with no preservatives, so you can enjoy the freshest flavor.
The cheapest set menu is the 100g Boneless Rib Kalbi Set for 580 JPY (incl. tax).
Even the most expensive set menu, the 450g Mega Serving Set for 1,690 JPY (incl. Tax), is great value.
The menu and prices don't change whether it's night or day so you can enjoy yakiniku for dinner for the same price as lunch.
Yakiniku Like Meguro East Exit Branch offers a Weekday Happy Hour starting on October 23 (Wed), 2019! Highballs only go for 50 JPY each!
On weekdays between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm, for those who fancy a beer, highball or lemon sour, you can get your first glass for the price shown below.
Draught beer 190 JPY (incl. tax)
Highball 50 JPY (incl. tax)
Lemon sour 50 JPY (incl. tax)
*Starts 10/23 (Wednesday)
*Only applies to your first drink
*Excludes Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays
*Order must include food
*2nd drink costs regular price
Menu Outline (excerpt)
*Set menu comes with rice, soup and kimchi.
The 3 Concepts of Yakiniku Like
1. “The Solo Yakiniku Restaurant You’ve Always Wanted”
It’s not easy to go to a yakiniku restaurant alone. For when you get that sudden craving for yakiniku but have no one to go with, Yakiniku Like provides individual smokeless grills so you can enjoy yakiniku freely at your own pace. Even people who don’t like BBQ smoke can relax and eat.
2. "Tasty! Quick! Value! Fast Food-Style Yakiniku"
The set menu simply comes with yakiniku meat, rice, wakame soup and kimchi. Due to the simple menu you will get your food within three minutes of ordering. They also spend more money on procuring quality meats, so the meat you get is more reasonably priced than other yakiniku places.
3. “You Can Choose Your Cut, Choose Your Amount, and Choose Your Sauce.” Custom Yakiniku Just for You
One of the great things about Yakiniku Like is that you can choose from various cuts of meat. At Yakiniku Like you can choose the cut of meat, amount of meat, and the sauce you like. For example, if today you want 50g of takumi kalbi with sauce, 50g of skirt steak with salty sauce, and 50g of beef tongue, you can. Do whatever combination you like!
If you're going to eat yakiniku in Tokyo, make it Yakiniku Like!
*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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