Top 11 Authentic Yakiniku Restaurants in the Akasaka-Mitsuke Station Area

Publish-date: Feb 28 2019 Update-date: Jun 05 2020
Top 11 Authentic Yakiniku Restaurants in the Akasaka-Mitsuke Station Area

There are plenty of restaurants offering authentic yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) around Akasaka-Mitsuke Station! From charcoal-grilled yakiniku to authentic Korean cuisine, all the restaurants there will let you enjoy delicious meat to your heart’s content. Below are some of the best yakiniku restaurants that use top-notch ingredients and cooking methods. Meat lovers will surely get hooked to their choice domestic Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), aged meats, and other kinds of delicious meats! One of the secrets behind the popularity of most of these restaurants is their extensive lunch offerings. So, the next time you are going out for lunch or heading home from work, how about getting your fill of authentic yakiniku?

1. Yakiniku no Meimon Tendan Akasaka

1. Yakiniku no Meimon Tendan Akasaka
Yakiniku no Meimon Tendan Akasaka, where you can taste yakiniku dipped in a golden sauce in a refined space, originated in Kyoto’s Gion district. Here, you can enjoy yakiniku that uses premium domestic Kuroge Wagyu beef. The golden sauce distinct to Tendan is characterized but its bittersweet taste that is created by seasoning beef dashi (stock) with simple condiments. The excess fat of the beef melts away, leaving you with a refreshing bite of meat! They also have limited quantity platters that will let you load up on more than 400g of bone-in short ribs such as rib fingers, prime ribs, high-quality short ribs, and premium short ribs. Aside from the yakiniku, this restaurants is also famous for its wide array of dishes that include cold [Reimen (cold noodles)], [Korean Pancake with Kujo Scallions], and [Seafood Japchae].

Yakiniku no Meimon Tendan Akasaka

Open: Dinner 5:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. (last order 11:00 p.m.) / Lunch 11:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (last order 2:30 p.m.)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: It is a 2-minute walk from Exit 1 of Akasaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line and a 5-minute walk from Exit 10 of Tokyo Metro's Akasaka-mitsuke Station.
Address: HitotsugiLip2F, 4-3-6 Akasaka , Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Yakiniku Kentaro

2. Yakiniku Kentaro
Yakiniku Kentaro is a place where you can dine on high-quality yakiniku using rare Katsube beef while enjoying impeccable hospitality. Its signature menu items are the [Special 3-second Loin] that is quickly grilled, the [Thinly-sliced Tongue] that is especially chewy and juicy, and the [3-kind Assortment of Prime Meats] that will let you taste and compare small servings of different parts of premium meat. It is guaranteed to be a luxurious moment spent indulging in yakiniku in a sophisticated space with a high class feel! It is the perfect spot for dates. Here, customers are fascinated not just by the authentic yakiniku, but also by the presentation of the dishes.

Yakiniku Kentaro

Open: [Dinner] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm. (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station, 5-minute walk from Akasaka Station
Address: 2F, Konparu Bldg., 4-2-8, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

3. Teniwoha

3. Teniwoha
Teniwoha is a popular yakiniku restaurant, located just around 30 seconds from Akasaka Station on foot, where you can fully enjoy sumptuous Kyushu Kuroge Wagyu. Customers love its [Meat Cake] that is made up of an assortment of meats. Recommended for anniversaries and dates, this “meat cake” looks impressive and can be quite filling! Other dishes that you should try here are the [Yozara no Muko] that will let you enjoy opulent meat in sukiyaki (hot pot stew) style and the [Teniwoha Shifukumori] that is a rich assortment of five rare meat parts! With its relaxed atmosphere thanks to private rooms, this restaurant is perfect for that important anniversary, date, or mixer. Even parents do not need to worry about bringing their kids along.  Teniwoha is a restaurant that can cater to various events and situations!


Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, and National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) *Reservation-only from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
[Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 1-minute walk from Exit 7 of Akasaka Station, 8-minute walk from Exit 10 of Akasaka-Mitsuke Station
Address: B1F, Ichigo Akasaka Gochome Bldg., 5-4-9, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

4. Akasaka Kintan

Akasaka Kintan is a restaurant where you can indulge in a full course of beef sushi and beef tongue. The exceptional beef sushi that is painstakingly made by the chefs, together with the Kintan (ox tongue) that has been aged for 30 days and the premium Kintan, has such an exquisite taste! The chefs who are particular about beef and ox tongue prepare the full beef course by going through the cycle of challenging new ideas and going back to basics. Some of the recommended courses here are the [Meat Sushi and Beef Tongue Full Course] with meat sushi, ox tongue, and yoganyaki (grilled on lava plate) liver, the [Kintansho Course with 2-hour All-You-Can-Drink] with three pieces of beef sushi and yukhoe (seasoned raw beef with egg yolk on top), and the luxurious [Beef Tongue Tanno Course] that will let you fully enjoy ox tongue sashimi, ox tongue sushi, and black tongue steak! Enjoy Akasaka Kintan’s full courses with ox tongue that you won’t find anywhere else.

Akasaka Kintan

Open: [Monday - Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Monday - Saturday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Address: 1F, Social Akasaka Bldg., 3-11-7, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Kabun

Located in a premium spot that is just a 5-minute walk from Akasaka Station, Kabun is a popular yakiniku restaurant that is owned by a former professional soccer player. You will enjoy authentic charcoal-grilled yakiniku and Korean dishes here! Its homey interior creates a space where you can relax while dining in a serene atmosphere. This restaurant can be reserved for up to 26 persons. Try the authentic charcoal-grilled yakiniku of fresh, premium meats and offal cooked over a clay charcoal brazier! Even the miso, soup, and other ingredients are all made by hand. Enjoy true Korean flavors through carefully selected ingredients and recipes! Pair your food with the [Highball] drink that is cooled to the point just before it freezes with ultra-strong carbonic acid.


Open: [Monday - Friday] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Saturday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
*For customers coming after 11:00 pm, please inquire at KABUN-CHIKA (TEL 0364413288)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: 6,001 JPY - 7,000 JPY
Address: 4-3-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Akasaka Yakiniku KINTAN

Akasaka Yakiniku KINTAN, a fancy yakiniku restaurant with recycled interior furnishings and antique chandeliers, is a space for adults. Inside this spacious restaurant with a relaxing vibe, you can leisurely enjoy eating yakiniku while listening to the flow of natural conversations. They have prepared a wide array of course meals that will let you have your fill of Sendai beef, as well as all-you-can-drink courses. During lunchtime, the luxurious [KINTAN Yakiniku Set] is a big hit! It comes with a rich selection of meats. There are also many courses with assorted meats, and they all have unlimited refills of rice, soup, and salad. The courses also come with a daily dessert, so they are definitely recommended!

Akasaka Yakiniku KINTAN

Open: [Monday - Friday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:45 pm), Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:15 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year
Address: B1F, ICHIGO akasaka317 Bldg., 3-17-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Misuji

The sister restaurant of the famous Yoroniku in Minami Aoyama, Misuji is a place where you can enjoy such superb marbling in beef that makes it look like a beautiful piece of art! You are bound to be fascinated by the delicious meat that is extremely tender and has the perfect marbling despite its being so lean. Try the fresh [Hatsu] that is made firm to make it easy for customers to grill, the [Beef Tongue] that is beautifully cut into thin slices with streaks of fat, the chewy [Mino] that is thickly sliced, and the [Chateaubriand] that melts in your mouth! The famous [Silk Loin] is grilled by quickly making it brush against the stove and then wrapped over bite-sized rice ball. Enjoy its delicate, silk-like texture and the superb melt-in-the-mouth feeling. This restaurant serves the best kind of yakiniku that is perfect for special anniversaries.


Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Address: 2F, Isesaiwai Bldg., 3-16-3, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Nikubei Akasaka-Mitsuke Main Branch

Nikubei Akasaka-Mitsuke Main Branch, where you can taste Grade A5 (the highest grade possible) Matsusaka beef from female cattle, is particular about purchasing the whole head of cattle that have been carefully chosen by the discriminating eyes of the restaurant’s owner, who has been in the business for 25 years! You will enjoy fresh, fine meats that are directly delivered from the source. Savor the rich taste from the quality marbling and delicious flavors of the lean red meat. There are private rooms in this restaurant, so it is recommended for important business-related receptions as well as dates. The rooms can accommodate up to 14 guests. There is a long list of great-value courses, such as the popular [Rare Parts Course] with rare beef parts, the [Owner-Recommended Course], and the sumptuous [Chateaubriand Course]. If you want to experience that first-class taste, then head on over to Nikubei!

Nikubei Akasaka-Mitsuke Main Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Saturday] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Friday] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 7,001 JPY - 8,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Akasaka Queen Bldg., 3-10-5, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Tonchang Akasaka Branch

Tonchang Akasaka Branch is the first restaurant in Japan to specialize in samgyeopsal, and uses 100% domestic pork! The biggest customer favorite at this restaurant is naturally samgyeopsal. The [Vegetable and Samgyeopsal Set] with special seafood/pork miso is limited to just 10 orders a day! The [Ondol 3-Layer Short Rib Set], the [Boned Pork Rib Set], and the [Tonchang Special Assortment Set] are also popular. Apart from meat and meat dishes, there are also many ala carte dishes that you can order, including [Fried Rice], [Kimchi Yakiudon], and [Pork Garlic Fried Rice]. There is also an extensive collection of alcohols such as draft beer and bottled beer, as well as Korean bottled beers and Korean shochu (distilled liquor). So, make sure to drop by Tonchang!

Tonchang Akasaka Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPY
Address: 2F, Fukutome Bldg., 2-13-14, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Akasaka Biton

Akasaka Biton is a restaurant where you can enjoy tasty Korean dishes in Akasaka, serving fine local meats with fresh vegetables! Relish delicious authentic Korean dishes. You have to at least try this place that is frequented by celebrities and famous entertainers! Smack your lips on a variety of items on the menu, including its pride, the samgyeopsal. There are also plenty of courses that come with all-you-can-drink service. Some of the recommended courses are the [A Cheese Dakgalbi Course], [B Samgyeopsal Course], and the [C Premium Samgyeopsal Course]. Even the lunch set comes with seven dishes! There are also a lot of Korean alcohols and soft drinks that you can pair with your food. Enjoy authentic Korean cuisine to your heart’s content!

Akasaka Biton

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPY
Address: 3-15-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)


SHOURO-EN, a yakiniku restaurant that specializes in lean meat, serves an assortment of meat, a little bit of each kind of meat and one piece at a time so that customers will get to enjoy different parts of the meat. It offers A5 Kuroge Wagyu and serves the meat with carefully chosen wine! For first timers, you should try the “Assorted Kuroge Wagyu” that you can enjoy one slice at a time. It comes with six kinds of meats. The “Sirloin Roll Sukiyaki Set” that is famous with adults is also highly recommended. There are many other loaded courses that have everything from appetizer to the meat dish and dessert. Women also love the “Girls Dinner Course.”


Open: 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
*Schedule may change upon request. The restaurant is usually closed on Sunday and national holidays, but it will open when there are reservations for groups with eight or more persons
Closed: Sunday (*Open for groups of eight or more persons with a reservation)
Average price: 8,001 JPY - 9,000 JPY
Address: 3-6-17, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Feb 14 2019 Update-date: Jun 05 2020

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