Craving for some meat? This is an article for those who want some good yakiniku (Japanese BBQ)! It introduces a selection of recommended yakiniku restaurants for meat-lovers in Nara Prefecture.
1. Sumibi Yakiniku Kameyama Shachu
This casual yakiniku restaurant is enjoyable for anyone, from children to adults. They accommodate any occasion, so feel free to bring along any number of people. Their main feature is the all-you-can-eat course. Enjoy as much tender and delicious yakiniku as you want, including carefully chosen A4-ranked Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef).
Enjoy every bite of their juicy [Jo Tongue] (meat from near the root of the tongue).
The casual atmosphere will put you at ease.
Sumibi Yakiniku Kameyama Shachu
Open: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:30 am)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY *Their all-you-can-eat plan starts from 2,980 JPY
Access: 10-minute walk from Senzai Station. From the Ticket Gate Exit, head west on National Highway 25. It is located along Prefectural Road 51.
Address: 188-1, Tomido-cho, Tenri-shi, Nara
2. Kouan Nara Kashihara Branch
This is a designated Miyazaki beef restaurant that serves yakiniku. It was appointed by the Miyazaki Agricultural Business Cooperative Association. They provide only the best selections of A5-ranked Miyazaki beef from Miyazaki Prefecture. Their [Top Grade Kouan Loin] is a must-try, with a smooth tenderness and aromatic flavor that you can enjoy to your heart's content.
This restaurant, which was renovated from an old Japanese home, has a relaxing atmosphere that reminds one of the olden days.
It is a shochu (Japanese alcohol) lover's paradise! The extremely rare [Hyakunen no Kodoku] shochu is always ready to be served.
Kouan Nara Kashihara Branch
: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
*Closed during the beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPYAccess
: 5-minute walk from Unebigoryomae StationAddress
: 310-5, Okubo-cho, Kashihara-shi, NaraMore Details
3. Rie Nisho no Kyo Branch
This yakiniku restaurant serves delicious dishes made from carefully-selected Kuroge Wagyu, such as [First Class Loin] and [First Class Salted Tongue]. They are equipped with a smokeless roaster, making them perfect for dates. They also have a wide range of alcohol, including a selection of Korean drinks.
Their thick [Tail Soup] is highly recommended.
A calm and cozy space. They accommodate a variety of occasions.
Rie Nisho no Kyo Branch
: [Weekdays] From 5:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] From 5:00 pmClosed
*Closed around twice a month, usually on TuesdayAverage price
: 3,500 JPYAccess
: 15-minute walk from Nishinokyo StationAddress
: 1-1-40, Rokujo Nishi, Nara-shi, NaraMore Details
4. Sumibi Yakiniku and Steak Banka
This yakiniku restaurant is devoted to providing delicious A5-ranked Kuroge Wagyu. Since the owner and chef purchases the cattle whole, you can easily enjoy rare cuts like the [Misuji] (brisket). The chef's impressive performance of preparing the meat at the counter is also popular with diners.
Their [Specially-Selected A Set] is recommended. It has a selection of 6 types of meat for you to enjoy!
Their rare [Tongue Base] is around 1cm thick.
Sumibi Yakiniku and Steak Banka
: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY *Currently not providing lunch serviceAccess
: 2-minute walk from Shin-Omiya Station. You can see the restaurant's signboard if you head east along the railway.Address
: 2-11-16, Shibatsuji-cho, Nara-shi, Nara (map
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.