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Restaurants in Tokyo for Foodie Visitors

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Tankiyo

An awesome restaurant to eat grilled cow's tongue -- I understand that in most cultures people don't usually eat any animal's tongue, but we Japanese people do eat it and in fact like it a lot. It actually is very tasteful and got a nice, …

BON GOUT HAMBURG

Photos: Tabelog It's a casual restaurant for quality pork hamburger (meat ball) and "bio wine" made from biodynamic agriculture. I'm not into wine so not sure how bio wine appeals to wine people, but their pork meat balls are very good. Th…

Gotanda Shinanoya

Source: Tabelog KOKOKO Source: Tabelog ツイストマン Chiken butcher that's been in business for over 60 years. Family owned, small, respectable-shabby building located along the river. The over-80y/o-looking grandma still takes care of its …

Yakiniku-Shibaura Akasaka Bettei

An awesome Yakiniku restaurant I like just as much as Yoroniku -- but this one is much easier to make a reservation for and its location is more convenient. Not sure why it's not yet so popular and I hope it stays that way so that I can ju…

Nikugatou

Source: facebook page A good Yakiniku option in this area. Well balanced, reasonably priced. Quality beef. The portion feels a bit small for me for the pricing and I'd appreciate more sauce on each dish (you'd need to ask for it). Pretty l…

Yakiniku Horumon Dougen

Source: ほねつきかるべ (Tabelog) Located deep in the red-light district in Shibuya, it's a small, shabby Yakiniku restaurant that serves good quality beef at the affordable pricing. Not best for date dinner as you can see, but good for a g…

Shabushabu-kintan

Source: website A stylish Shabu-Shabu restaurant located in Ebisu. Open for lunch and it's affordable, so go for lunch for the first time to see if you like Shabu-Shabu here. For dinner there are a few course dishes (alacarte dishes availa…

Sato-Brian

Source: Tabelog Source: dressing Super famous beef Yakiniku restaurant in Tokyo, as famouns as the legent "Nikuyama" (Too popular to make a reservation now). Probably it gets ranked in top 3 in Tokyo for Yakiniku category. There are two ot…

Top 5 -- My Best Tonkatsu

You might have noticed, I'm a huge fan of Tonkatsu and I'd say Tonkatsu is probably the best wayt to cook and eat pork. Here's the list of my best Tonkatsu ever. #1 Tonkatsu Daimon Aoki (in Daimon & Kamata) tokyodiningout.hatenablog.jp Not…

GINZA SATOU

Amazing "Menchi-Katsu" place located in the Ginza area. They also have Menchi-Katsu burger, exclusively sold in this Ginza branch, which turned out to be great! And everything here is pretty affordable. Note that you can't eat in here so i…

Udagawa

Well known, traditional Tonkatsu restaurant that has a long history. Interestingly, its Tonkatsu sandwich (to go) is more popular/recognized than its Tonkatsu to eat in there. I also never sat in and had Tonkatsu there, but rather called t…

Agezuki

Quality Tonkatsu (pork cutlet), well-known in this area, usually crowded. They take a long time to deep-fry their pork and you should expect to wait for a good 30 minutes after ordering it. It's very moist, tender, flavorful. Definitely wo…

Teppan Bambina

Photos from website A Ushigoro group restaurant in Teppanyaki style. Cheaper than Yakiniku style Ushigoro restaurants but still good. Strongly recommend Sukiyaki here. Good for a date dinner. My rating: 4.5 Teppan BambinaWebsite | Tabelog …

HUGO DESNOYER

Photos by こいのぼり in Tabelog Photo above by chi♪ in Tabelog Rated as "butcher to the best" by New York Times, came to Japan and opend up their first branch in Japan back in November 2015. Lunch menu is still affordable but dinner can ea…

WAKANUI GRILL DINING BAR TOKYO

Photos by sakura007 New Zealand's beef & lamb restaurant located right by Tokyo Tower. Nice tower view at night, even from the balcony seats. Awesome to be out there during the spring and summer. Casual lunch menu is available while dinner…

Bistro CarneSio

Photos above from ヒトサラ One of the best options to eat beef in the Ebisu area. Became very popular, need to make a reservation at least 2-3 weeks prior (unless you go there 5pm or after 10:30pm). Quality beef, carefully grilled, reasona…

Namaiki

Run by the same company that runs Yoroniku. The course dishes are pretty much the same as Yoroniku but are arranged with slightly less quality beef thus priced more reasonably. Definitely a great option for beef in this area. Good for a ca…

LAMB MEAT TENDER

Photo: Facebook Photo: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1310/A131003/13185240/ Named after "Love me tender", sort of funny if you think about it. Great lamb is served here (beef & pork too). Lunch is exceptionally reasonable considering its qual…

TENDAN

Photos: http://www.tendan.co.jp/ Yakiniku restaurant from Kyoto. Only 2 branches available in Tokyo as of 2016. They do a very good job making private spaces in the restaurants so that you can relax and enjoy your meal without caring about…

Morinobutchers

Photo from Tabelog Awesome place to eat beef (and pork) at exceptionally reasonable pricing. The portion's huge too. You'll be stunned how much meat you can get with what you pay. Make sure to bring a few people with you so that you can en…

Tonkatsu Kurogane

Fantastic Tonkatsu dishes and yet reasonably priced. What a restaurant. A bit far from central Tokyo but it's absolutely worth the train ride. Period. My rating: 5.0 Tonkatsu KuroganeTabelog | More photos | 03-6459-6416 Address: 6-19-16 Mi…

TonkatsuDaimon Aoki

Unbelievably tender, flavorful Tonkatsu. I place this restaurant in Top 3 for Tonkatsu in my life and will probably be so for the rest of my life. Not much else to say. You just have to give it a try and will understand what I'm saying. Aw…

Ginza Hirayama

They seem quite serious about beef, seeing how they handle a chunk of beef at the special grill in the kitchen. The meat gets meticulously done according to your liking. Quality guaranteed. Nice counter seats and a private room. Can be a g…

Sumibiyakiniku Nakahara

Used to be well known as "SumibiyakiShichirin", pretty famous for Yakiniku lovers in this domain. The quality of their beef is surely good but a bit pricy for its quality. You might still not get full by spending 10,000 JPY so should expec…

Zuicho

Popular Katsudon restaurant in the Shibuya area, and it's pretty much Katsudon only to eat. So, come for lunch if interested. A bit of a walk from Shibuya station so you'll nicely be hungy when you get there. More salty/sweeter than averag…

Agetsuki

Well known high quality Tonkatsu restaurant in the area. LIke it a lot. The only downside is that it literally takes 30-40 minutes to be served after your order gets placed. So you need to be patient inside the restaurant as well as outsid…

HATOS BAR

Love BBQ Ribs here. THE best ribs dish I've ever had in Japan in terms of being pretty close to authentic American-style smoky BBQ ribs. I'm not a fan of mac & cheese so make no comments about it, but their corn bread is great too. The rib…

Maruyamakippei

Placed in my top 2 Tonkatsu in my life. Absolutely great. It's deep-fried just right and tastes like heaven. They use the brand pork called "Hayashi SPF" and this pork just goes beyond pork.....oh man, you just have to give it a shot to un…

Gyukatsu Motomura

Very popular "Gyukatsu" (beef cutlet) restaurant that now runs 6 branches in Tokyo (as of October 2016). Note that Shibuya branches are always very crowded and you should expect to wait for an hour or so, I'd suggest you get there 30-60 mi…

IkinariSteak

Used to be "Pepper Lunch" but the company replaced most of the PL branches with "IkinariSteak" in Japan, which is now much better quality at a higher pricing. Over 100 branches in Japan as of September 2016. You should be able to find one …

Ebisu Yakiniku Kintan

Kintan group has several Yakiniku restaurants in it and they are all very good. I like this one in Ebisu best for its menu, service and interior. Lunch menu is pretty reasonably priced. Good for business meals, a date dinner, friends getti…

Red Rock

Photos by bottan Popular roasted beef bowl restaurant that has 2 branches in Tokyo: this one in Harajuku and the other in Takadanobaba. The Harajuku branch seems less crowded and you sometimes don't even need to wait in a line. Pretty good…

Nishimura

Amazing quality for the prices! Super impressed when I came here for the first time. Have been here 30+ times since then. There are Tonkatsu restaurants that are better quality, but not at this pricing. Such a bummer that it's not open on …

Meat Yazawa

Photos from website Such a beefy place. Nothing but beef. Don't even think about coming unless you love beef. You eat either beef steak or groud beef steak. The quality of beef is certainly guaranteed. One thing to be careful of is that th…

Shunjukusei

Photo from Tabelog Come here for aged beef and wine to go with. Impressive and yet reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere. Fairly casual but stylish enough for a date dinner too. Azabu Juban is the station closest to this restaurant but you ca…

GINZA BAIRIN

Traditional style Tonkatsu restaurant in the center of Ginza. Easy access, safe option for lunch. A bit pricy but guess it comes from its long history. Katsudon may be a good choice for your first visit and it's as cheap as 1,000 JPY. Give…

Misuji

Photos by 焼肉姉妹 Photos by げんげん! Photos by でかぷり夫 A good alternative when too late to make a reservation for Yoroniku, for which you usually have to call them up 3+ weeks prior especially if intending for a Friday or weekend. Mi…

Yoroniku

So far, THE best Yakiniku restaurant in central Tokyo, considering what you can be served for the 10,000 JPY price range. Super impressive how good each of the course dishes are and you never get tired of having them. They cook beef for yo…

USHIGORO

Photo from Tabelog A typical quality beef place in the Roppongi area. Can be expensive but comes with the food and service appropriate for the price. Recommend it if you are fine spending 10,000 JPY (or more) for an experience, and in fact…

Yakiniku Jumbo

A great option for eating Yakiniku in Tokyo. Pick any of the branches that is close to where you are. You won't regret. Not just Yakiniku but the side dishes are pretty good too. Not cheap and yet worth the cost. Try once and see how you l…

Beef Kitchen

Photo: http://oya-food.com/beef-kitchen-nakameguro/ Good option as a beef BBQ place in the Nakameguro area. Stylish place, spacious seats, quality but reasonable beef. Can do lunch too. Thier noodles are also good. Recommend it. My rating:…

Onzoushi Matsurokuya

Photo from ヒトサラ Awesome beef-bowl lunch dish! You'd be impressed with the quality of their beef served at this pricing! I know it's a bit pricy for lunch but you should definitely give it a shot if you like beef. Just so good! I don't …

Butabumi

Photo: http://www.butagumi.com/nishiazabu/ Makes you feel like you are ivited to a traditional Japanse household for a meal. Get a sense of what the traditinoal Japanese houses were like. Pretty cozy place though not spacious. Serves good …

Shonzui

Photos from TOKYO CALENDAR Place for great aged beef. Even the French fries that come with it are good. Small place but comfortable to come for a date or a good meal with friends/colleagues. Pricing is the only reservation. Wines here are …