Nakameguro is Yakiniku Heaven! 13 Recommended Yakiniku Restaurants from the Well-known to Hidden Gems

Publish-date: Oct 12 2018 Update-date: Nov 19 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Nakameguro is Yakiniku Heaven! 13 Recommended Yakiniku Restaurants from the Well-known to Hidden Gems

Have you ever thought of eating yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) in Nakameguro? The area is a yakiniku heaven, with several well-known restaurants within easy walking distance of Naka-meguro Station. Here's a list of 13 delicious yakiniku spots, from famous ones to those that are lesser known. From restaurants with mass appeal to those that serve peculiar meats, you're sure to find one to suit your tastes, so please give them a try!

1. Yakiniku Nabedonya Shikata

1. Yakiniku Nabedonya Shikata

Yakiniku Nabedonya Shikata is a yakiniku restaurant that also operates as a meat wholesaler. The restaurant sticks to using the most painstakingly chosen domestic meat. This means you can enjoy the rarest and fattiest skirt meat, and for the health conscious, the juiciest lean rump cuts. The [Uwasa no Salted Beef Tongue] is sliced whole from the base to the tip and is sure to have you asking for more. The interior is a stylish Japanese traditional and modern fusion, with a private room opening out onto a Japanese garden. What a perfect environment for leisurely cooking up some meat!

Yakiniku Nabedonya Shikata

Open: 5:30 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
Closed: 2nd Tuesday of each month
*If it falls on a national holiday, it will close on the following Wednesday instead
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY
*Has a separate table charge and late-night service fee
Access: Head toward Yutenji from the Meguro Ginza Shopping District. Go past the post office to the T-shaped intersection. The restaurant is on the right.
Address: B1F, COMS Nakameguro, 2-44-24, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Manten Nakameguro Main Branch

2. Manten Nakameguro Main Branch

If you're seeking fresh horumon (offal) in the Nakameguro area, Manten is definitely the spot for you. Within the restaurant's chic interior, you'll find counter seats overlooking an open kitchen and group seating with tabletop grills - in other words, a seating option for every occasion. The horumon is very popular due to it being incredibly fresh and tasty, and the [Liver Steak] is said to be a specialty here. The [11-type Horumon Assortment] is recommended for first-timers and can be a great opportunity to find your favorite type of horumon. In the sides menu, you'll find other highly recommended horumon dishes, including the chewy [Beef Tripe Sashimi] and [Stewed Beef Tendon].

Manten Nakameguro Main Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:00 am) *Must have a reservation for late-night entry
Closed: Irregularly closes 1 Monday each month
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from the main exit of Naka-meguro Station. Walk straight and keep left. The restaurant is on the 3F of Green Plaza.
Address: 3F, Green Plaza, 3-1-4, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Ushigoro Bambina Nakameguro Branch

3. Ushigoro Bambina Nakameguro Branch

Ushigoro Bambina Nakameguro Branch is an earth-colored restaurant with a calm atmosphere where you can enjoy yakiniku in style. The restaurant offers Italian and yakiniku fusion dishes using rare cuts of Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef). The [Nakameguro Chunky Rock Steak] and [Zabuton Sukiyaki] (hot pot stew) are specialties that come highly recommended. You'll also be able to select from a wide variety of wines to compliment the succulent meat. The restaurant is an easy 3-minute walk from Naka-meguro Station, and is highly recommended for those looking for cuisine with a bit of character, as well as for those who simply enjoy a glass of wine with their yakiniku.

Ushigoro Bambina Nakameguro Branch

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) *Last Friday of each month opens earlier at 4:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
*Closed for winter break from December 31 to January 3
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Naka-meguro Station
Address: 1F, Toda Bldg., 2-12-11, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Onoda Shoten

Onoda Shoten is a yakiniku restaurant located right next to Naka-meguro Station. The restaurant is known for having a 500 JPY menu and delicious, well-loved yakiniku and horumon. Of course, this means the place can quite crowded at times. You'll be able to choose from a wide variety of shochu (a type of Japanese alcohol) to enjoy alongside your yakiniku dishes. After having your favorite horumon parts grilled, you'll be able to enjoy them stewed as well. The interior is a shade of calming dark brown, and the counter seats face a stunning wall of shochu bottles. As it can be quite a popular spot. It's recommended to book advance if you want to dine during peak hours. 

Onoda Shoten

Open: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Nomura Bldg., 3-7-3, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Yoshi Nakameguro Branch

Yoshi Nakameguro Branch is a yakiniku oasis hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the train station. The restaurant's interior features wide windows and high ceilings, and if not for the telltale tabletop grills, you'd never guess it was a yakiniku restaurant. In this relaxed atmosphere, the most popular order has to be the [Yoshichan-mori], a horumon main course where you may choose from salt or soy sauce seasoning. The salt sauce seasoning tends to be the popular choice. There are also plenty of sides to choose from, including the classic [Kimchi], and other Korean rice dishes like the [Gukbap] and [Bibimbap]. The menu has got a fair bit of character, and you're bound to walk away satisfied. Even within the yakiniku heaven that is Nakameguro, this restaurant remains one of the most popular ones. 

Yoshi Nakameguro Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O.)
Closed: Irregularly closed on Tuesday
Average price: 5,001 JPY - 6,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Takanobu Bldg., 2-18-9, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Beeftei

6. Beeftei

Beeftei is a long-established yakiniku restaurant in Nakameguro. They've always purchased entire cows, allowing them to provide delicious beef at reasonable prices. Here, you can grill loin, tongue, ribs, and all kinds of other cuts of the highest quality. The restaurant also opens for lunch 3 days each week, from Tuesday to Thursday, which is another thing that contributes to its good reviews. You'll be able to taste quality hamburger steak and Kuroge Wagyu rib rice bowls for a reasonable 1,000 JPY. It's no surprise that quite a few people look forward to having lunch here. The restaurant has a quiet atmosphere, complemented by its sofa seating. Why not come on down and enjoy quality yakiniku at your own pace?

Beeftei

Open: [Weekdays] 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O.), 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O.)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O.)
Average price: 4,501 JPY - 5,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Marumo Bldg., 2-6-9, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Zasso

Within Nakameguro, you can find Zasso, a slightly different kind of yakiniku restaurant. Despite mainly serving sumibiyaki (charcoal-grilled) dishes, the restaurant also serves yakiniku and ethnic fusion dishes. The restaurant's interior has also been described by many as being rather peculiar and giving off a "fusion" vibe. Other than the renowned Kuroge Wagyu and Kagoshima Kuro pork, the restaurant also uses game meat like crocodile, rabbit, and Hokkaido venison in its yakiniku dishes. You can choose from 2 grilling methods: wire mesh grill or lava stone. After enjoying your yakiniku, why not enjoy some shaved ice for dessert? Don't forget this restaurant when you're in Nakameguro looking for something other than the usual yakiniku!

Zasso

Open: 7:00 pm - 8:00 am
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPY
Address: 3F, Iwakawa Bldg., 1-20-3, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Yakiniku Champion Naka-meguro Atlas Tower Branch

Yakiniku Champion is located right beside Naka-meguro Station. Between private and semi-private rooms, the restaurant provides seating options that can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 20 people. Using carefully selected Kuroge Wagyu from all over the country, the yakiniku is succulent and delicious. The special [Zabusuki] is a fusion of yakiniku and sukiyaki. After rubbing zabuton (chuck flap meat) with homemade sauce and lightly grilling them, you then dip the meat in raw egg and eat as you would at a sukiyaki restaurant. If you're looking to treat yourself, the lunch menu that is only served on weekends offers a limited number of high-quality options, including [Yakiniku Bento] and [Zabusuki Set Meal].

Yakiniku Champion Naka-meguro Atlas Tower Branch

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. for lunch is 3:00 pm, L.O. for dinner is 11:00 pm)
*Lunch is from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: None
*Except for sudden, irregular closings
Average price: 6,001 JPY - 7,000 JPY
Address: 1-26-1, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Jiromaru

Jiromaru is conveniently located in an underpass that's a 5-minute walk away from Naka-meguro Station. It's a tachinomi (stand and drink) yakiniku restaurant that offers high-grade meat by the cut. The walls of the restaurant are breathtakingly plastered with wooden menu tags, each inscribed with the grade, production area, and price of each of the cuts. The prices indicated are for single cuts of meat, as the ordering process involves picking one cut at a time, allowing you to choose only your favorite cuts. The same applies when ordering horumon. In the past, if there were cuts that were too expensive to order, you would be able to try them here. As the restaurant uses high-quality beef, even the stewed side dishes taste better than usual. The restaurant is also open for lunch, so if you're looking for yakiniku in the afternoon, this might be the place for you.

Jiromaru

Open: 12:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:30 am)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 2,001 JPY - 2,500 JPY
Address: 3-5-24, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Horumon Toku Nakameguro

This restaurant is a short walk from Naka-meguro Station, towards the shopping district. The most popular horumon variety served at this yakiniku restaurant has to be liver. Upon entering the restaurant, its stylish interior will have you thinking you've entered an upscale bar. However, that's until you notice the large mural of a cow with each of its parts clearly labeled and priced. Each order of meat is beautifully cut and meticulously arranged to visually stimulate your appetite. Even though the restaurant specializes in horumon, you'll also be able to enjoy more standard cuts of meat as well. It's one of those secret yakiniku spots you'll love so much, and you'll want to keep it all to yourself!

Horumon Toku Nakameguro

Open: [Tuesday - Saturday] 5:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
Closed: Monday
*If it falls on a national holiday, it will be closed on the following Tuesday instead
Average price: 5,001 JPY - 6,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Morohashi Bldg., 2-15-6, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Futago Nakameguro Main Building

Futago Nakameguro Main Building is a popular horumon and yakiniku restaurant with a well-equipped and reasonably-priced sides menu. Its specialty, the [Overflowing Ribs], looks and tastes amazing - it's definitely a must-order! The restaurant's interior features simple round stools and tables, encouraging a communal atmosphere where patrons can eat without any pretension. Despite being reasonably priced, the restaurant staff will grill the meat for you so that you may focus on eating it. Of course, if you'd like to grill it yourself, they'd be more than happy to oblige. 

Futago Nakameguro Main Building

Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
[Saturday] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 am)
*If Monday falls on a national holiday, the prior day will be open until 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
Closed: None
Average price: 4,001 JPY - 4,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Tigris Nakameguro II, 3-14-5, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. Beef Kitchen

Beef Kitchen is a stylish yakiniku restaurant that opened in 2008. The interior of the restaurant uses deconstructed concrete to create a contemporary atmosphere. At Beef Kitchen, the staff will instruct you on the method of grilling your meat, so you'll be always be able to enjoy the meat at its very best. Other than the legendary beef cuts [Shinshin] and [Kamenoko], the sides menu gives you a whole lot more to choose from, ensuring that anyone can enjoy their time at Beef Kitchen. Extra attention is paid to the dessert as well, especially the gelato that is made right before your eyes by the restaurant staff!

Beef Kitchen

Open: [Weekdays] 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 5,001 JPY - 6,000 JPY
Address: 2-44-8, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Nakameguro Hitsuji Megurogawa Branch

13. Nakameguro Hitsuji Megurogawa Branch

During the spring, many tourists visit Meguro River to view the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Along the river bank, you'll find Nakameguro Hitsuji Megurogawa Branch, the sister store of an old-established restaurant that has continued to provide [Jingisukan] (grilled mutton dish) to the Nakameguro area for many years. The restaurant has 2 floors, both of which offer a great view of the Meguro River. Their [Jingisukan] that uses both raw lamb meat and grilled mutton is renowned for being delicious and not having a foul odor. The slow-cooked [Lamb Chop] is juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside, making it quite a popular choice as well. For those of you who seek yakiniku but would prefer to avoid fatty meats, lean lamb meat might be the answer for you.

Nakameguro Hitsuji Megurogawa Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1-17-5, Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Oct 12 2018 Update-date: Nov 19 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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