“Hambagu” (hamburger steak) is a popular dish in Japan, enjoyed by people of all ages. One of its appeals is that there are so many different flavors depending on who makes it, be it your mother or a professional chef. This article introduces a number of restaurants near Shibuya where you can enjoy great hambagu, so try and compare them to see which one you like best!
1. Sekine Seinikuten Sangenjaya
Here, you can consume hambagu made with meat from Hirasawa Shoten, a famous meat wholesaler known for their discerning eye. Sekine Seinikuten Sangenjaya also serves carefully selected offal procured from the Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market in Shibaura. Every day, it is packed with customers who are particular about their meat. The [100% Kuroge Wagyu Hambagu] (Kuroge Wagyu is a type of high-quality beef), which is popular among female customers, is an outstanding dish that you have to try!
A place to enjoy dishes made with fresh beef and pork selected by the veteran, keen-eyed meat wholesaler, Hirasawa Shoten.
Their [Shio Motsunabe] (salted offal hot pot) is a signature dish that's popular throughout the year.
Sekine Seinikuten Sangenjaya
Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Friday, Saturday] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
Closed: None *Except for the beginning and end of the year
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes on foot from South Exit B of Sangen-Jaya Station
Address: 1F, Imaizumi Bldg., 1-33-20, Sangenjaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Managed by the butcher shop, Kato Gyunikuten, this restaurant serves yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) and steaks made with meat from heifers from Yamagata. Their outstanding [Homemade Hambagu], also prepared with carefully selected, high-quality meat from heifers reared in Yamagata Prefecture, is extremely popular.
Their [Homemade Hambagu] is cooked in front of all the counter seats.
This is domestic Yamagata beef. They serve high-quality meat, carefully selecting even which producers they obtain it from!
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY
Access: 10 minutes on foot from Exit 2 of Roppongi Station
Address: 1F, NISHIAZABU FTII Bldg., 1-10-7, Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
3. ahill Azabu
This restaurant is dedicated not only to serving good ingredients, but also to giving customers a full, lively experience of the food. All five senses are delighted by their French cuisine that's cooked as teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle), which multiplies the deliciousness. The meat is A5-rank Kuroge Wagyu that has been carefully selected from around the country. Their hamburger steaks make use of aged A5-rank Kuroge Wagyu beef.
See fresh ingredients being cooked right in front of your eyes! Be sure to reserve early for counter seating.
The meat is aged with yeast for a month in a special refrigerator, which eliminates excess moisture and concentrates the flavor.
: [Weekdays, Saturday] 6:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am)
[National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: MondayAverage price
: 10,000 JPY *Courses start from 5,000 JPY. Chef's selection courses are available.Access
: Take a taxi to the Lawson on Nisseki Street. The restaurant is on the first floor of the building to the right.Address
: 1F, Prestige Nishi Azabu, 4-22-10, Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, TokyoMore Details
4. Tsubakido BARU
This is a restaurant where you can enjoy the collaboration between Japanese and Western elements, created by skilled Japanese chefs. It is a place where you can enjoy dishes prepared by the owner, who has years of training in Japanese cooking. The ingredients are carefully selected from around the world, with a commitment to seasonal ingredients that are procured directly from the source. The [Foie Gras Hambagu], made with foie gras procured directly from Hungary, is its signature menu item.
Designed based on the concept of a Spanish bar, you can casually enjoy wine and food here.
Their dishes made with fresh vegetables procured directly from their producers are quite popular.
: [Monday - Thursday] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Friday] 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 12:00 amClosed
: NoneAverage price
: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPYAddress
: 1F, Inohana Bldg., 1-3, Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, TokyoSource
: hitosara (Japanese)
The hambagu here is full of the love and care that the female chef puts into it. This is a restaurant where you can enjoy French cuisine made with flavorful Japanese ingredients. Enjoy their hambagu made with Agu pork, sauteed foie gras, and fond de veau sauce. The generous serving of foie gras is one of the secrets to its popularity.
All the seasonal vegetables are carefully selected. They are procured directly from farmers, as well as from markets in Kamakura and Tsukiji.
The chef's pride is their homemade bread that enhances the flavors of the food and wine.
: [Tuesday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Open from 6:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: MondayAverage price
: [Dinner] 7,000 JPYAccess
: 4 minutes on foot from Meguro StationAddress
: 1F, 2-18-25, Kami-Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, TokyoMore Details
6. Plaque Cuisine de GAMIN BLOCKS
Enjoy the rich flavor of the [Aged Lean Wagyu Hamburger Steak] at this restaurant, which serves creative teppanyaki cuisine. The restaurant is designed in a fashion reminiscent of America in the 1900s. The [Aged Lean Wagyu Hamburger Steak], made with 3-month aged beef and served with a fond de veau demi glace sauce, is an outstanding dish thanks to the concentrated umami (Japanese savory taste) of the meat.
Their [Aged Wagyu Hamburger] was created in response to customer requests to have it available for lunch.
Table seating with a somehow nostalgic decor reminiscent of the Wild West lends this restaurant a casual feel.
Plaque Cuisine de GAMIN BLOCKS
: [Monday - Saturday] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 9,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPYAccess
: 3 minutes on foot from Naka-meguro StationAddress
: 2F, CUBE-M, 3-16-13, Kami-Meguro, Meguro-ku, TokyoMore Details
7. USHIGORO Bambina Shibuya Bar
The outstanding meat dishes at this restaurant - starting with the hambagu, made with the highest quality Kuroge Wagyu - will bring happiness to your taste buds. This restaurant is managed by Yakiniku USHIGORO Nishi Azabu Main Branch, which serves high-quality meat at reasonable prices. Only the best domestic A5-rank Kuroge Wagyu is served here! They don't compromise when choosing their meat in order to ensure that the best flavors are achieved.
Their [B・B・B Bambina Beef Burger] is packed with the highest quality of meat.
The block of meat in the [Lump of Meat "Rock" Steak] is served with salt from France.
USHIGORO Bambina Shibuya Bar
: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) *Opens at 4:00 pm on the monthly Premium Friday.
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
*Closed December 31 - January 3"Average price
: [Dinner] 6,000 JPYAccess
: 3 minutes on foot from the West Exit of Shibuya StationAddress
: 1F - 3F, Shibuya Xe Bldg., 16-9, Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, TokyoMore Details
8. Tokyo Rice
Their kid's lunch set with a hambagu made of 100% domestic pork is outstanding. This is a restaurant that specializes in kids' meals for adults. It brings joy to occasion, be it a meal with family or a night out. All the kids' meals served here are great quality, and sure to satisfy your stomach!
Their seafood kids' plate is quite popular!
Popular menu items are included in their course meals, which are appropriate for parties and nights out.
: [Monday - Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: 2,001 JPY - 2,500 JPYAddress
: 2F, Aoyama No. 5 Bldg., 5-9-8, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, TokyoSource
: hitosara (Japanese)
9. Aoyama Spain Bar El Vuelo
Enjoy their juicy hambagu made with coarsely ground 100% Iberico pork and salt! This is a restaurant with a stylish, modern decor where you can enjoy charcoal-grilled foods with wine. A variety of meat, including high-grade Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), pork, and horse meat, are available. Their [Iberico Pork Hambagu with Salt], a limited-quantity weekday lunch offering, is outstanding.
The type and cuts of meat in [Today's Charcoal Grill] changes daily.
The stylish, modern space that enables customers to forget about their daily lives is a hideaway for adults.
Aoyama Spain Bar El Vuelo
: Lunch from 11:30 am (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner from 5:00 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: 2 minutes on foot from Exit B2 of Omote-sando Station. Walk towards Shibuya on Aoyama Street. The restaurant is on the second floor of Success Aoyama Bldg.Address
: 2F, Success Aoyama Bldg., 5-50-6, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, TokyoMore Details
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.