Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

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Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

When discussing essential Japanese cuisine, shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) and sukiyaki (hot pot stew), with its soy-sauce based soup, cannot be left out! Here are 50 spots around Japan where you can experience these famous dishes.

1. Oryori Amaya (Hokkaido / Japanese Cuisine & Kaiseki)

1. Oryori Amaya (Hokkaido / Japanese Cuisine & Kaiseki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Oryori Amaya offers high-end Japanese cuisine showcasing select ingredients from Hokkaido's Hidaka area. You must try the [Tomato Venison Shabu] (2,500 JPY) when dining here! This excellent shabu-shabu involves cooking aged Ezo venison from Hidaka in the fresh flavors of the tomato soup. The acidity of the tomatoes and the soy sauce base of the sauce take the rich, highly savory umami of the meat to the next level. Eat to your heart's content as you savor this original shabu-shabu born in the land of Hokkaido.

Oryori Amaya

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day Before Holidays, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 10 minutes on foot from Shizunai Station of the JR Hidaka Main Line. Proceed northeasterly through Route 235’s “Yoshino-cho 1” Intersection. You will come upon the restaurant shortly thereafter.
Address: 2-5-51 Shizunaimiyuki-cho, Shinhidaka-cho, Hidaka-gun, Hokkaido (Map)
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2. Ann No Ie (Hokkaido / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

2. An no Ie (Hokkaido / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

An no Ie offers diners unparalleled Wagyu, and has been highly praised by the gourmands of Sapporo. Customers here will be pleased by the inexpensive prices of the various meat dishes that are made with only the finest Wagyu, carefully selected by the owner. If you are interested in experiencing the delicious flavors of this melt-in-your-mouth meat, try the [Mixed Set] (3,000 JPY per person, can be ordered for 2 people or more) or the [An Set] (4,200 JPY). Diners may choose between enjoying this meat in the form of sukiyaki, or as shabu-shabu. There are many other options here as well, such as the [An no Ie Steak] and [Wagyu Curry].

Ann No Ie

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Weekends, Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,500 JPY
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Nakajima-Koen Station. Next to Novotel Sapporo.
Address: 6-3-15 Minami 10-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (Map)
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3. Hokkai Shabu Shabu Kita 2 Jo (Hokkaido / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

3. Hokkai Shabu Shabu Kita 2 Jo (Hokkaido / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

This popular shabu-shabu restaurant is conveniently a 5-minute walk from Sapporo Station. When in Hokkaido, lamb shabu-shabu is certainly not something to miss! This meat is notable for its hearty texture and umami devoid of any unpleasant odors. And what's more, diners here can also sample the highly-praised flavors of rich, savory Sangen pork! Eat your fill with the [120 Minute All-You-Can-Eat-and-Drink Lamb & Sangen Pork Course] (4,900 JPY) and experience the deep, abundant flavors of meat born and bred in these northern lands.

Hokkai Shabu Shabu Kita 2 Jo

Open: Dinner 5:00 pm- 11:30 pm (last order 11:00 pm) Lunch (Only weekdays) 11:30am- 2:00pm (last order 1:30pm)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: About 300 meters from Sapporo Station (Sapporo Municipal Subway)
Address: Seimonkan Bldg. BF , Kitanijo Nishi 3chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido (Map)
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4. Kappo Santaro (Miyagi / Japanese Cuisine)

4. Kappo Santaro (Miyagi / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Sendai, in Miyagi prefecture, is known throughout Japan for its famous Sendai beef, which is used at this Japanese cuisine restaurant in their popular shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. Their signature [Kuroge Wagyu Sukiyaki Kaiseki Course] (11,000 JPY) offers diners the chance to enjoy tender, umami-filled Kuroge Wagyu in the form of richly-flavored sukiyaki, a dish whose flavors are further enhanced by a special sauce containing subtle hints of red wine. Be sure to sample the [Sendai Beef Shabu-shabu] (10,000 JPY) as well, a simple dish perfect for experiencing the umami of Sendai beef!

Kappo Santaro

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday] Lunch from 11:30 am -2:00 pm (L.O. at 1:30 pm) *Last order for tempura course at 1:00 pm. / Dinner: 5:00 pm -10:00 pm (L.O. at 9:10 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: 7 minutes by car from JR Sendai Satation
Address: 1-20 Tatemachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi (Map)
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5. Lamb Shabu Kita-no-Kaze (Miyagi / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

5. Lamb Shabu Kita-no-Kaze (Miyagi / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Lamb Shabu Kita-no-Kaze is renowned for its lamb shabu-shabu, made using fresh lamb procured directly from Hokkaido. The star attraction here is the [Lamb Shabu] (2,900 JPY per person). The quality lamb, lean and packed with protein, is not only delicious but good for your skin, too! Diners here have 4 delicious options for sauce – the standard [Basic Sauce], [Japanese Oroshi] (grated white radish), [Spicy Sauce], and [Sesame Sauce]! The [Tomato Sukiyaki] (2,900 JPY per person) is also a must-try, as the tomatoes' acidity further enhances the umami of the meat!

Lamb Shabu Kita-no-Kaze

Open: [Monday-Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:00 am)
[Sunday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Thursday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 6 minutes walk from the south exit no. 3 of [Kotodai Koen] station, or 7 minutes walk from the west exit no. 5 of [Hirosedori] Station. On 2F of Yaozen Bldg.
Address: 2F, Yaozen Bldg., 4-4-5, Ichiban-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai city, Miyagi  (Map)
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6. Yonezawa Gyu Sankai Ryori Yoshi-tei (Yamagata / Japanese Cuisine)

6. Yonezawa Gyu Sankai Ryori Yoshi-tei (Yamagata / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Diners here can experience the flavors of Yonezawa beef prepared as sukiyaki and shabu-shabu. This restaurant is located inside a building built over 100 years ago in the Taisho era (1912 - 1926) that is now registered as a tangible cultural property with the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Take in the pleasing Japanese design and garden while eating your fill of delicious Yonezawa beef in dishes such as the classic [Original Yoshi-tei Basic Sukiyaki Course] (5,500 JPY), made using specially-selected beef ribeye and featuring a warishita with deep umami that further enhances the flavor of this meltingly delicious beef.

Yonezawa Gyu Sankai Ryori Yoshi-tei

Open: 11:30 am -  9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm) On break from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: About 50 minutes on National Highway 13 from the Fukushima Iizaka interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. Ten-minutes drive from Yonezawa Sation. Three-minute walk from Uesugi Shrine.
Address: 1-3-46 Montomachi, Yonezawa, Yamagata (Map)
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7. Akasaka Edozakura (Tokyo / Japanese Cuisine)

1. Akasaka Edozakura (Tokyo / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

This renowned shabu-shabu and sukiyaki restaurant is located in Akasaka, one of Tokyo's representative lively downtown areas. The specially chosen BMS (Beef Marbling Standards) marbled meat used here is from a top-grade A5-ranked Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), and makes up just 1% of the whole head of the cows. This meat does melt in your mouth! Be sure to enjoy this delicate flavor with the [Top-grade Marbled Kuroge Wagyu Shabu-shabu Set] (10,000 JPY). The [Shabu-shabu Set] (from 6,500 JPY) is also recommended and is quite a good deal, featuring an assortment of vegetables as well as Inaniwa udon (thick noodles).

Akasaka Edozakura

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: A three-minute walk from Akasaka-mitsuke Station or Akasaka Station. Located about midway down Misuji-dori Street, on the second floor of UF Building 3.
Address: 2F UF3 Building, 3-11-19 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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8. Gazan Garden (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

2. Gazan Garden (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

This restaurant is well-known amongst foodies for its delicious sukiyaki, which features Yonezawa beef, a top Wagyu brand. The [Salt Sukiyaki] (9,500 JPY per person, minimum order of 2 people), a must-try at Gazan Garden, is a dish that was created for diners to enjoy the flavor of Yonezawa beef in the simplest way possible. The special tare (sauce), made with Japanese-style dashi (broth) and salt, helps eliminate fat and strong odor from the meat, and enhances the beef's naturally rich umami (Japanese savory taste). Once the meat is cooked, dip it in a beaten egg, another product from Yonezawa, and enjoy!

Gazan Garden

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) Dinner 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00)
[Saturday, Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 am (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Roppongi Ichichome Station. Exit from the number 2 exit and turn left. Cross over and go left at the Iikura katamachi intersection.
Address: Ikura Hills 2F, Azabudai 3-5-5, Minato, Tokyo (Map)
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9. Kinka Pork Cooking Hirata Farm Kiwami (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

3. Kinka Pork Cooking Hirata Farm Kiwami (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & SukiyakiEssential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

This restaurant is directly managed by Hirata Farm and sells its Kinka pork, a  rice-fed, rare brand that is highly praised for its tenderness and sweet flavor. The highly recommended [Collagen Sayu Shabu-shabu] (7,500 JPY) here is a great way to fully enjoy this meat's umami. The superb soup for this dish is created from stewed Kinka pork bones, resulting in a truly delightful shabu-shabu experience! It is a set that also includes seasonal fish, deep-fried skewers, udon, and dessert - a great deal for sure!

Kinka Pork Cooking Hirata Farm Kiwami

Open: Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm [Weekdays/Saturday/Before Holidays] Dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
[Sunday/Holidays] Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Access: 1-minute walk from Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit on the sixth floor of KITTE.
Address: 6F JP Tower, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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10. TEPPANYAKI STEAK PANDORA (Tokyo / Teppanyaki)

4. TEPPANYAKI STEAK PANDORA (Tokyo / Teppanyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

This restaurant is known for its shabu-shabu, sukiyaki, and teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle) made with top-grade marbled Kuroge Wagyu, consisting mainly of Matsusaka beef, as well as seafood. Be sure to try the variety of sets here featuring the superb, A5-ranked Matsusaka beef, such as the [150g A5 Matsusaka Beef Shabu-shabu Set] (8,500 JPY) and the [120g A5 Matsusaka Beef Sukiyaki Set] (8,500 JPY). The melt-in-your-mouth texture of the beef is a standout feature of these dishes! Extra servings of meat are all 2,500 JPY per 50g.

TEPPANYAKI STEAK PANDORA

Open: [Weekdays, Sunday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:20 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
[Saturday]  Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:10 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *For dinner menu, reservation is required at least one day in advance
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from the west exit of JR Shinjuku Station
Address: 2F, Nishishin Bldg., 1-13-3, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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11. Moritaya Tokyo Marunouchi Branch (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

11. Moritaya Tokyo Marunouchi Branch (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Moritaya is beloved by foodies and is known as a leading spot for sukiyaki in Kyoto. Now, thanks to this branch, diners in Tokyo can experience this flavor, too! The beef used here is carefully selected from farms directly managed by Moritaya, with the highest-quality A5 Kuroge Wagyu of the day being used in a variety of fantastic dishes. You will want to order the [Sukiyaki Course] (from 7,000 JPY). The Kansai-style sukiyaki of this dish differs from the variant seen in the Kanto region, in that it is cooked with sugar and soy sauce, highlighting the flavors of the meat's umami itself. It is indeed the ultimate meat dish!

Moritaya Tokyo Marunouchi Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Sunday, Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm -10:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 12000 JPY /  [Lunch] 3500 JPY
Access: JR Sobu Line, JR Chuo Line, JR Yamanote line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line 1 minute walk from Tokyo Station.
Address: Marunouchi Building 35F, Marunouchi 2-4-1, Chiyoda, Tokyo (Map)
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12. Sukiyaki Kappo Yoshizawa (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

12. Sukiyaki Kappo Yoshizawa (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

The Ginza area is packed with high-quality restaurants, but this spot has still managed to distinguish itself, winning praises from foodies for its delicious sukiyaki and shabu-shabu. This restaurant is also known as a wholesaler of high-grade Wagyu and butcher shop, a ringing endorsement of their skills in selecting and preparing meat! Diners looking to sample this meat's flavor should stick with the simple [Shabu-shabu] (6,000 JPY). You will love the flavor of the choice meat's umami when combined with ponzu (citrus-seasoned soy sauce) and homemade sesame sauce, which hasn't changed one bit since the restaurant first opened.

Sukiyaki Kappo Yoshizawa

Open: Normal hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O.9:00 pm) / Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 14,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Access: Three minutes' walk from exit A12/13 of Ginza Station, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. Two minutes' walk from exit A8 of Higashi-ginza Station, Toei Asakusa Line.
Address: 3-9-19 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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13. YUKYU-NO-KURA Koji & Shabu-Shabu Cuisine Ginza Rokuchome Namiki-dori Main Branch (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

13. YUKYU-NO-KURA Koji & Shabu-Shabu Cuisine Ginza Rokuchome Namiki-dori Main Branch (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

This restaurant is run by a group of 9 sake (Japanese alcohol) breweries with over 300 years of history. A cafe by day and a shabu-shabu restaurant by night, this spot is popular amongst foodies visiting Ginza. The [Premium Shabu-shabu Yu Course] (4,500 JPY), a recommended choice here, offers diners a chance to experience the umami of Kurokoji pork. This exceptional pork, raised on a diet containing koji (a type of fungus grown on rice), is notable for its superior texture, and lacks any unpleasant odor. It's the perfect choice for shabu-shabu!

YUKYU-NO-KURA   Koji & Shabu-Shabu Cuisine Ginza Rokuchome Namiki-dori Main branch

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday] Tea Time: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 pm / Lunch L.O. 3:00 pm)
[Tuesday - Friday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (food L.O. 10:00 pm / drink L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Food L.O. 9:00 pm / Drink L.O. 9:30 pm) 
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from exits B5/B6 of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Address: 2F, DAME GINZA, 6-7-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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14. Echikatsu (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

14. Echikatsu (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Sukiyaki in Tokyo is synonymous with Echikatsu, a venerable restaurant that opened in 1871 – that’s over 140 years ago! The quiet atmosphere has an authentic Japanese feel and features seating that faces a courtyard with a garden and a pond, the ideal environment for enjoying sukiyaki in comfort. In their signature [Kuroge Wagyu Sukiyaki Course] (6,480 JPY), high-quality, discerningly-selected meat is cooked in a light, soy sauce-flavored warishita. Experience the true flavors of traditional sukiyaki, faithfully preserved over time, here at Echikatsu!

Echikatsu

Open: [Weekday, Saturday, Day Before Holiday] Normal hours 17:00-21:30 (Last order 21:00)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY
Access: Five minutes from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line [Yushima Station] / 8 minutes from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line / Toei Oedo Line Hongousanchoume Station
Address: Yushima 2-31-23, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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15. Shibuyabatake (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

15. Shibuyabatake (Tokyo / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Shibuyabatake is a popular shabu-shabu restaurant conveniently located less than a 1 minute walk from Shibuya Station. Their [Tsuyu Dashi Shabu-shabu] owes all of its delicious flavors to the dashi! Ingredients such as niboshi (dried sardines), katsuo-bushi (bonito flakes), and kombu (kelp) are carefully prepared by the chefs every morning, resulting in a creation that goes well with everything from specially-selected pork to the top-grade meat, Miyazaki beef. You will also love the 2-hour all-you-can-eat-and-drink course, a great deal that starts at 2,980 JPY. It's a wonderful way to experience this restaurant's delicious shabu-shabu!

Shibuyabatake

Open: [Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays] Generally 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Monday - Wednesday, and Friday] Generally 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: A one minute walk from JR Shibuya Station Hachiko Exit
Address: Marudai Building 6/7F, 1-23-13 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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16. Bettei Take no An Ginza 3chome (Tokyo / Japanese Cuisine)

16. Bettei Take no An Ginza 3chome (Tokyo / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

This Japanese restaurant, located only a 1 minute walk from Ginza Station, consists exclusively of private rooms, ideal for enjoying a leisurely meal without having to worry about intruding on other guests. The recommended [Deluxe Soy Milk Shabu-shabu with Roppaku Berkshire Pork from Kagoshima] (2,800 JPY per person) features a broth made from soy milk. This broth is heated, and the rich, umami-filled Roppaku Berkshire pork is quickly dipped in it and cooked. The head chef's specially-made [Yuzu Miso Sauce] and [Handmade Lemon Ponzu] are sure to elevate these tasty flavors even further!

Bettei Take no An Ginza 3chome

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm)
[Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (last order 3:30 pm)
[Weekdays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:00 pm)
[Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (last order 9:00 pm)
Closed: Mondays
Average price: [Lunch] 1,050 JPY
Access: A one minute walk from Ginza Station Exit A12, a two minute walk from Higashi Ginza Station Exit A8, or a five minute walk from Yurakucho Station.
Address: Naritaya Bldg. 3F, 3-7-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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17. Hyoki Kasuitei Shimbashi branch (Tokyo / Japanese Cuisine)

17. Hyoki Kasuitei Shimbashi branch (Tokyo / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Diners can relax and enjoy the meaty cuisine offered at this quiet spot, removed from the hustle and bustle of Shinbashi, a center for business. Hyoki Kasuitei consists exclusively of private rooms, and the simple wood of the refined furnishings adds to the experience when enjoying a meal featuring their high-quality meat. The advertised "mushi shabu" (steamed shabu-shabu) is cooked right in front of diners using a specially-made bamboo steaming pot that contains a vibrant and fresh layer of heirloom vegetables from Kyoto! Enjoy this delicacy with the reasonably-priced [Joshu Barley-fed Pork Set] (5,000 JPY)!

Hyoki Kasuitei Shimbashi branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) *We do not offer lunch on Saturday.
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)  
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit A7 of Shimbashi Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. On 7F of [Persa 115] Bldg. in the corner of the Hibiya Taniguchi Intersection at Shimbashi Station
Address: 7F, Persa 115, 1-15-5, Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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18. Kyoto Hyoki Akasaka branch (Tokyo / Japanese Cuisine)

18. Kyoto Hyoki Akasaka branch (Tokyo / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Kyo-ryori (traditional Kyoto cuisine) is one of the cornerstones of Japanese cuisine, and the renowned Kyoto Hyoki brings these traditional flavors into the present. The modern Japanese aesthetic here is the perfect setting for thoroughly enjoying their dishes, which are a perfect fusion of tradition and innovation. Lovers of meat dishes will certainly want to order the famous [Dashi Shabu]! Dashi, an essential element of Japanese cooking, is used for the soup base. This soup is heated and then used to cook thinly-sliced meat and vegetables. The [Dashi Shabu Set] (4,000 JPY) is another recommended option which includes appetizers, sushi, and more!

Kyoto Hyoki Akasaka branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm) 
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from the Exit No.2 of Akasaka Station on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
Address: 2F, Social Bldg., 3-12-7, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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19. Farmer's Restaurant - Wagyu Kinka (Tokyo / Japanese Cuisine)

19. Farmer's Restaurant - Wagyu Kinka (Tokyo / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

As the name suggests, this restaurant is directly run by a farm and features a large selection of lovingly fattened beef that has been highly praised. There are a wide variety of delicious options like steaks and hamburger steaks here, but the most straightforward way to enjoy this top-grade Wagyu beef is definitely as shabu-shabu. The sliced beef is packed with umami and has a meltingly soft texture, and diners can quickly cook this meat in two types of soups before enjoying! This restaurant proudly offers course meals from 3,800 JPY where diners have the option of choosing from "red," "black," or "deluxe" beef!

Farmer's Restaurant - Wagyu Kinka

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) / Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: 4 minutes walk from [Hamamatsucho Station]
Address: 2F, Shiodome Bldg., 1-2-20 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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20. Araiya Bankokubashi Branch (Kanagawa / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)

20. Araiya Bankokubashi Branch (Kanagawa / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Yokohama is the birthplace of the gyunabe (beef hot pot), a pioneering trend in Japanese meat cuisine, and this restaurant is an affiliated with the Araiya Main Branch, a long-established restaurant known for its gyunabe. The recipe for the [Gyunabe Aori] (3,800 JPY) has been passed down from generation to generation, and is a type of sukiyaki featuring beef stewed in a secret warishita (sukiyaki stock). The meat's umami and the warishita's moderate sweetness form a perfectly-balanced combination! [Araiya Shabu-shabu] (8,964 JPY) is another recommended choice!

Araiya Bankokubashi branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 9,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from Bashamichi Station on Minatomirai Line. After exiting from the exit 6, go straight and to the corner on the right of the first intersection
Address: 1F, Sagami Bldg., 4-23, Kaigandori, Naka-ku, Yokohama city, Kanagawa  (Map)
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21. Kamakura Miyokawa (Kanagawa / Japanese Cuisine)

21. Kamakura Miyokawa (Kanagawa / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Ever since it opened, Kamakura Miyokawa has been known as the go-to spot for kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese course cuisine with tea) in the ancient capital of Kamakura. The meat dishes here use carefully chosen ingredients such as Hayama beef, a Kuroge Wagyu from local Hayama, as well as Olive beef raised on Shodo Island. One great option for enjoying the range of exceptional meat is the [Shabu-shabu Variety Sampler] (8,100 JPY). This restaurant's famous sesame sauce contains smoked cashew nuts, and is a classic that they've been making for the last 45 years. It pairs outstandingly well with the umami of the excellent Wagyu.

Kamakura Miyokawa

Open: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed:  None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 10 minutes walk from the east exit of JR Kamakura Station. Go towards the ocean along Wakamiya-oji Street away from Tsuruogaka Hachimangu Shrine. Near from Ichino-Torii Gate of the shrine 
Address: 2-22-5, Yuigahama, Kamakura city, Kanagawa (Map)
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22. Nikuichidai (Toyama / Japanese Cuisine)

22. Nikuichidai (Toyama / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Maesawa beef, a brand of Kuroge Wagyu boasting very high quality, is raised in Maesawa in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture. Nikuichidai uses this marbled, highly flavorful meat in their sukiyaki and shabu-shabu, such as the excellent and luxurious [150g Specially-Selected Maesawa Beef Sukiyaki for 1 Person] (4,980 JPY)! Cook this melty beef in the rich warishita that comes with the dish, and then mix in an egg and enjoy! Be sure not to overlook the [150g Specially-Selected Maesawa Beef Shabu-shabu for 1 Person] (4,980 JPY) either!

Nikuichidai

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Sakurabashi station on Toyama City Tram Line. Go west along the street facing south from the station. Head south at the second block toward the building. Located in the second floor.  
Address: 2F, Uchide Bldg., 7-29, Sakuragi-cho, Toyama-shi, Toyama (Map)
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23. Kanazawa Sekitei (Ishikawa / Japanese Cuisine)

23. Kanazawa Sekitei (Ishikawa / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Kanazawa Sekitei's highly-praised food showcases local ingredients like Kanazawa's Kaga vegetables and fresh fish caught in the Sea of Japan. Kaga's traditional cuisine is on full display here, and anyone interested in a meat dish should be sure to try the [Sekitei Shabu-shabu] (from 8,000 JPY)! This dish is created with the freshest meat brought in that day, and pairs well with the specially-made ponzu and sesame sauce made upon a secret recipe. The meat will start melting in your mouth from the very first bite, releasing its delicious umami.

Kanazawa Sekitei

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch From 11:30 am (L.O. 2:30 pm) Dinner 5:00 pm -10:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm (day), 8:00 pm (night))
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY
Access: 7 minutes walk from Hirosaka bus station. Walk 2 to 3 minutes from Honda-machi bus station. Located to the side of The Kanazawa Theatre.  
Address: 1-9-23, Hirosaka, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa (Map)
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24. BEST WESTERN Hotel Takayama Hidaya SHO (Gifu / Izakaya)

24. BEST WESTERN Hotel Takayama Hidaya SHO (Gifu / Izakaya)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

This restaurant, located inside a hotel, is popular for its seasonal flavors, which showcase an abundance of ingredients from the mountains of Hida-Takayama. They are known for the various dishes that contain Hida beef, a local brand famous throughout Japan. The menu offers a variety of options such as steaks and tobanyaki (items cooked on a ceramic dish), but the most popular choice by far is the [Hida Beef Chuck Shabu-shabu] (6,000 JPY). This superb, A5-ranked beef has fine marbling, and the meat's rich, savory flavor and melting texture is something else!

BEST WESTERN Hotel Takayama Hidaya SHO

Open: [Monday, Wednesday, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) Lunch: need reservation
Closed: Tuesday, Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk towards Takayama-ekimae branch of Jyuroku Bank from Takayama Station on Takayama Line
Address: 1F, BEST WESTERN Hotel Takayama, 6-6, Hanasato-machi, Takayama, Gifu (Map)
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25. Yagura (Gifu / Japanese Cuisine)

25. Yagura (Gifu / Japanese Cuisine)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Yagura is around a 7-minute walk from Takayama Station, and its popular meat dishes such as sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, and steak feature nationally-famous Hida beef. The [Hida Beef Shabu-shabu] (100g from 3,600 JPY) can be ordered either as a single item or as part of a course and uses only the highest quality beef raised in the Hida area, ranked at least A4 to A5. Cook slices of this superior beef in hot water with a base of kombu and katsuo dashi, and then enjoy after dipping in sesame sauce and house ponzu.

Yagura

Open: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 7 minutes walk from [Takayama Station]. Approximately 15 minutes by car from Takayama I.C. on Chubujukan Expressway (Takayama Kiyomi Road)
Address: 50-2, Uramachi, Takayama city, Gifu (Map)
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26. Yakiniku Shabu Shabu no Sarao (Aichi / Yakiniku)

26. Yakiniku Shabu Shabu no Sarao (Aichi / Yakiniku)Essential Japanese Cuisine! 50 Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki Restaurants (1)

Eat your fill of yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) and shabu-shabu at this restaurant, a popular spot thanks to its moderately-priced meat. This place is located around a 3-minute walk from Kanayama Station, and diners in the know here will get the all-you-can-eat-and-drink! All-you-can-eat-and-drink shabu-shabu can be ordered for 2 people or more, and starts at 3,800 JPY per person. Diners will be pleasantly surprised to find that they get not only meat, but also vegetables, rice, kimchi, and more for this price! There are also all-you-can-eat-and-drink options for yakiniku, motsunabe (offal hot pot), and kimchi-jjigae (Korean-style) nabe as well!

Yakiniku Shabu Shabu no Sarao

Open: [Weekdays/Day Before Holidays] Lunch 11:30 AM-2 PM (last order 1:30 PM) Saturday/Sunday is also open for lunch after noon with a reservation. Dinner 5 PM-11:30 PM (last order 11 PM)
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Publish-date: Nov 28 2018 Update-date: Dec 06 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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