15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

Publish-date: Dec 11 2017 Update-date: Nov 28 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) is a type of food that you’ll definitely want to try when in Tokyo. There are many restaurants in Tokyo where you can enjoy great yakiniku at reasonable prices. Savor Japan introduce 15 of the best yakiniku restaurants that enjoy well-deserved popularity on famous Japanese gourmet sites.

1. Niku no Machi (Ikebukuro)

1. Niku no Machi (Ikebukuro)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

Niku no Machi is a restaurant that's just 5 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station. It is popular for its all-you-can-eat plans of carefully selected, quality meat. The best one among them is the [Tegoro Tabehodai 27-hin (90 minutes, 1,780 JPY)] with 27 different ingredients available, such as kalbi, skirt, loin, beef offal, meats, vegetables, soup, and rice, that customers can partake in within a period of 90 minutes. There is a variety of other all-you-can-eat plans with different contents, so choose the one that better suits your schedule and budget, and enjoy yakiniku to your heart's content!

Niku no Machi (Ikebukuro)

Open: [Lunch] 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
[Dinner] 4:00 pm - 00:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Mie Bldg., 1-39-7, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Koshin (Sunamachi)

2. Koshin (Sunamachi)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

prides itself both on the taste of their expertly selected meats and on their reasonable pricing. On weekends, there are often lines of people waiting to enjoy quality meat at affordable prices. Among their various menu items, the [Kara Gopchang (small intestine) (730 JPY)] is especially worthy of mention. It is selected and prepared by a seasoned butcher, making it an outstanding dish that even people who usually dislike offal can enjoy. If you want your fill of quality meat, it is recommended to order their [Kyukyoku Mori (4,800 JPY)] that includes sirloin, high-grade skirt, and filet.

Koshin (Sunamachi)

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Friday] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday (if a national holiday falls on Tuesday, the restaurant is closed the next day instead)
Average price: 2,500 JPY
Address: 4-31-17, Kitasuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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3. Ginza Himuka (Ginza)

3. Ginza Himuka (Ginza)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

Ozaki beef is a type of Japanese Black wagyu beef from Miyazaki Prefecture that is sometimes referred to as "phantom lean meat". Only 30 Ozaki cows are butchered every month. Their meat is a beautiful red marbled meat with a delicate and light taste. Ginza Himuka is a famous restaurant in Ginza where you can enjoy this outstanding beef. If you come to this restaurant, be sure to order the [Ozaki-gyu Kalbi no Yakinikuzen 2,900 JPY (plus tax)] that is a lunchtime favorite, or the [Ozaki-gyu Kiriotoshi Baraniku no Yakiniku-zen 2,100 JPY (plus tax)]. Both are popular menu items for enjoying the phantom lean meat at discount prices.

Ginza Himuka (Ginza)

Open: [Lunch] 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
[Dinner] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,800 JPY
Address: 11F, Tokyu Plaza Ginza, 5-2-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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4. GYUMARU Shibuya Main Branch (Shibuya)

4. GYUMARU Shibuya Main Branch (Shibuya)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

Japan's most famous brand name beef is probably Matsuzaka beef. The Shibuya Main Branch of GYUMARU enables its customers to enjoy this famous high-grade meat from Matsusaka City in Mie Prefecture at reasonable prices. [Wagyu 3-tenmori (2,980 JPY)] is recommended for those who want to thoroughly enjoy the flavor of wagyu beef. It includes high-grade kalbi, high-grade loin, and a special skirt to let you sufficiently enjoy the authentic taste, aroma, and texture of wagyu beef at an affordable price. If you want some volume, you can order the [A5 Geta Kalbi (1,580 JPY)] - a thick piece of kalbi that barely fits on the grill due to its enormous size!

GYUMARU Shibuya Main Branch (Shibuya)

Open: [Weekends, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
[Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 00:30 am)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 3,480 JPY
Address: 8F, Shibuya Jow Bldg., 30-5, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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5. Maruki Shijo Nakano Branch (Nakano)

5. Maruki Shijo Nakano Branch (Nakano)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

The area around Nakano Station is a battleground that's full of yakiniku restaurants. Among these, the Nakano Branch of Maruki Shijo is popular with a wide range of customers. The secret to its popularity lies in its 3 all-you-can-eat plans: [Otokuni Gatturi! Tabehodai Plan (2,380 JPY (plus tax))], [Osusume!! Chotto Zeitakuna! Tabehodai Plan (3,180 JPY (plus tax))], and [Premium! Tabehodai Plan (3,980 JPY (plus tax))]. Each of these plans give you 100 minutes to enjoy yakiniku to your heart’s content. If you want to order a single item from the menu, the [Gensen Kokusan-gyu Hon-Kalbiyaki (590 JPY (plus tax))] is recommended.

Maruki Shijo Nakano Branch (Nakano)

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Weekends, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 2,850 JPY
Address: B1F, 5-55-1, Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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6. Gyusai

6. Gyusai15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

Gyusai in Ikebukuro has private rooms, zashiki (seating) on tatami (mats), and horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table). It is particularly popular with families and groups of friends as a yakiniku restaurant where you can relax and enjoy your meal. It offers [Tabehodai Plan Kakushu] - reasonably priced all-you-can-eat plans with prices starting from 2,480 JPY (plus tax). The time limit is generous (120 minutes), and there are plenty of items to choose from. An a la carte item you'll want to try is the [Harami (290 JPY) (plus tax)] skirt. The soft-textured and delicious meat is likely to get you hooked. Once you've had your fill of yakiniku, close off the meal with a piping hot plate of [Bibimbap (580 JPY)].

Gyusai (Ikebukuro)

Open: 11:30 am - 00:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Amms Bldg., 1-15-12, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Tokyo (Map)
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7. Teniwoha (Akasaka)

7. Teniwoha (Akasaka)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

A mere 30-second walk away from Akasaka Station in the middle of Tokyo, Teniwoha is a yakiniku restaurant where you can enjoy soft Japanese Black wagyu, which the restaurant purchases as whole cows. The [Umaka Plan (with all-you-can-drink) (*From 4,980 JPY (plus tax))] is a recommended course that consists of 12 items, including bottom flap steak and 2 hours of all-you-can-drink! There are other plans at great prices, so let the staff know your budget and ask for their recommendations. If you are ordering a la carte, the [Teniwoha Shifuku-mori (2,490 JPY (plus tax))] with generous servings of 5 rare parts is recommended for you.

Teniwoha (Akasaka)

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Ichigo Akasaka Gochome Bldg., 5-4-9, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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8. Inoue Kichijoji Branch (Kichijoji)

8. Inoue Kichijoji Branch (Kichijoji)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

A5-ranked Japanese Black wagyu is the highest quality beef in Japan, and the Kichijoji Branch of Inoue is a yakiniku restaurant where you can enjoy this fantastic meat. Its signature menu item, [Inoue Loin (1,280 JPY (plus tax))], is an outstanding dish wherein the best A5 rank part (chosen daily) is marinated in a homemade sweet soy sauce. It tastes like heaven, melting in your mouth! Another recommended item is the [Ajiwai Kisho 3-ten Moriawase (3,000 JPY (plus tax))] - an assortment of 3 rare parts procured that day - such as the bottom flap, which is the highest quality rib meat, and the chuck rib, of which only a little is available from each cow. This dish is a testament to the owner's sharp eye, and no yakiniku lover can possibly resist its taste.

Inoue Kichijoji Branch (Kichijoji)

Open: [Weekends] 11:30 am - 00:00 am
[Tuesday - Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
[Tuesday - Friday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 00:00 am
Closed: None (closed for lunch on Monday and the day after consecutive national holidays)
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 3F, 1-8-10, Kichijoji Hon-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo (Map)
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9. Hirose (Around Tokyo Station)

9. Hirose (Around Tokyo Station)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

Gyu-tan (beef tongue) is known across the country as a specialty of Sendai, the largest city in the Tohoku region. Hirose is a restaurant where you can enjoy Sendai gyu-tan while in Tokyo. Sendai-style gyu-tan is usually served grilled, but at this restaurant, the customers can grill [Gyu-tan (890 JPY)] themselves! The tongue is "Date-no Gyu-tan", a brand recognized around the country, so it offers the highest quality possible. There is also a wide selection of other gyu-tan dishes cooked by the chefs.

Hirose (Around Tokyo Station)

Open: [Weekdays] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Weekends, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: B1, PCP Marunouchi Bldg., 1-11-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

10. Fresh samgyeopsal and Korean BBQ Tomodachi X NEW kyoen Shinjuku Branch (Shinjuku)

10. Fresh samgyeopsal and Korean BBQ Tomodachi X NEW kyoen Shinjuku Branch (Shinjuku)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

The Shinjuku branch of Tomodachi x Kyoen is a popular yakiniku restaurant that serves samgyeopsal, a renowned Korean dish of thinly sliced grilled pork belly. The restaurant's primary recommendation is their [Gyu & Buta W Samgyeopsal (all-you-can-eat course of 9 items for 120 minutes) (2,980 JPY)]. It is a great course that includes pork and beef samgyeopsal, as well as [Mecha Kara Bulgogi], which is a traditional Korean grilled meat. It even includes an all-you-can-drink course, so it is perfect for parties or events!

Fresh samgyeopsal and Korean BBQ Tomodachi X NEW kyoen Shinjuku Branch (Shinjuku)

Open: [Lunch] 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
[Dinner] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 00:30 am)
Closed: None (except January 1)
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: Kyoen Bldg., 1-28-3, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

11. Nandaimon Higashi Nihonbashi Branch (Ningyo-cho/Hama-cho)

11. Nandaimon Higashi Nihonbashi Branch (Ningyo-cho/Hama-cho)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

When people think of the birthplace of yakiniku, they think of Korea. Nandaimon in Higashi Nihonbashi is the talk of the town among yakiniku lovers. This restaurant is run by a skilled Korean chef who actually trained in Korea. The popular menu item, [Sandanbara Set (1,080 JPY)], is a traditional Korean grilled dish, samgyeopsal, that is also popular in Japan. The Korean way is to wrap the grilled meat in Korean lettuce or Korean perilla leaves. There is also a wide selection of a la carte yakiniku items, such as [Wagyu Jo Kalbi (1,480 JPY)], [Jo-Tan (1,180 JPY)], and [Tontoro (480 JPY)]. They are available at reasonable prices.

Nandaimon Higashi Nihonbashi Branch (Ningyo-cho/Hama-cho)

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm) Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm) *Dinner menu available from 3:00 pm on Sunday and National Holidays
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 1F/2F, Libra Higashi-Nihonbashi 8 Bldg., Higashi Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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12. Shinuchi (Kagurazaka/Iidabashi)

12. Shinuchi (Kagurazaka/Iidabashi)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

Located in Kagurazaka, Shinuchi is the sister restaurant of Kankoku Chubo Senara, a famous yakiniku restaurant in Fukui Prefecture. This is a chic restaurant with a contemporary interior. It only has private rooms available. The top recommendation at this restaurant is the [Shinuchi Yakiniku-ju (regular) (1,000 JPY (plus tax))], which is a lunchtime menu item. It is popular as a way to enjoy carefully selected, soft beef yakiniku at a reasonable price. If you are going for dinner, the [Chateaubriand (2,680 JPY (plus tax))] and [Jukusei-tan to Wagyu-tan no Tabekurabe (1,600 JPY (plus tax))] are recommended.

Shinuchi (Kagurazaka/Iidabashi)

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekends] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Weekdays, Weekends] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Kagura Bldg., 3-6-40, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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13. Shozantei Jimbocho Branch (Ochanomizu/Jimbocho)

13. Shozantei Jimbocho Branch (Ochanomizu/Jimbocho)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

Shozantei is a restaurant where you can enjoy yakiniku in a stylish setting that's similar to a high-end ryotei (restaurant). It procures its Japanese Black wagyu beef as whole cows to offer the highest grade beef - such as [Jo-tan (1,800 JPY (plus tax))] (high-grade tongue), [Jo-Harami (1,800 JPY (plus tax))] (high-grade skirt), and super high-grade [Shinshin Loin (2,800 JPY (plus tax))] (rib eye) - at reasonable prices. If you want to treat yourself, get the [Honjitsu no Kishoiri Itto-mori (5,980 JPY (plus tax))], which is a plate of the best Japanese Black wagyu parts of the day that you can grill to your liking. The [Zensai Set (1,200 JPY (plus tax))] - a healthy plate consisting of 3 seasonal appetizers, seared meat nigiri-zushi, sesame tofu, and sobagaki (buckwheat dumplings) - is also highly recommended.

Shozantei Jimbocho Branch (Ochanomizu/Jimbocho)

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Tokyo Park Tower, 1-103, Kanda Jimbo-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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14. Tokori Shinjuku NOWA Bldg., Branch (Shinjuku)

14. Tokori Shinjuku NOWA Bldg., Branch (Shinjuku)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

Yamagata beef is the most famous brand of beef in the Tohoku Region. Tokori is popular as a restaurant that procures whole Yamagata cows and serves their meat at reasonable prices. At this restaurant, you'll first want to order the [Wagyu 3-ten Moriawase (1,980 JPY (plus tax))], a plate of 3 different parts of the Yamagata cow that's available at a price that only this restaurant can offer. Another recommendation, the [Yawaraka Yukhoe (1,780 JPY (plus tax))], is a Korean-style dish of raw beef that is perfect for savoring the natural taste of the meat. If you truly want to get your fill of Yamagata beef, order the [Yamagata-gyu 9-ten Mori (6,980 JPY (plus tax))] - a dish of 9 different parts of the Yamagata cow that can only be tasted because the restaurant purchases the cows whole. This way, you can enjoy several rare parts of top-quality beef in a single dish!

Tokori Shinjuku NOWA Bldg., Branch (Shinjuku)

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
[Saturday] Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Address: 3-37-12, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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15. Gyu no Tatsujin Private Nishi Shinjuku Branch (Nishi Shinjuku)

15. Gyu no Tatsujin Private Nishi Shinjuku Branch (Nishi Shinjuku)15 Cheap and Tasty Yakiniku Restaurants in Tokyo

The Nishi Shinjuku Private branch of Gyu no Tatsujin is a popular restaurant where you can enjoy outstanding yakiniku in luxurious private rooms, which set it apart from other yakiniku restaurants. The concept of this restaurant is to serve "unconventional fresh yakiniku that embodies the cows' lives with rock salt and no sauce". [Shin Kiwami (3,800 JPY (plus tax))] - a reasonably priced combination of high-quality rare parts, such as high-grade gyu-tan and wagyu tri-tip - is the embodiment of the restaurant's policy. The [Kotobuki Course (6,500 JPY (plus tax))], with which you can have your fill of high-grade A5 rank wagyu at a reasonable price, is also highly recommended. At the end of your meal, feel free to enjoy the [Zeppin Shio Ramen (680 JPY (plus tax))], which is salt-flavored ramen with a soup made from oxtail, chicken bones, and vegetables.

Gyu no Tatsujin Private Nishi Shinjuku Branch (Nishi Shinjuku)

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)"
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 7,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 2F, YS Bldg., 7-16-12, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)

Yakiniku is one of the favorite foods of Japanese people, on par with ramen and sushi. So it is not an exaggeration to say that there is a yakiniku restaurant in every town. When walking around Tokyo, keep your eyes open and discover your own yakiniku recommendations to add to the 15 introduced here!

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Publish-date: Dec 11 2017 Update-date: Nov 28 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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