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If you get hungry while sightseeing around Japan, it’s a given that you’d want to eat a lot of delicious food. In those cases, it’s recommended to go to a yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant with an all-you-can-eat plan. By paying a flat fee, you can eat as much as you want within a time limit! Here are the top 14 yakiniku restaurants in Tokyo with all-you-can-eat plans.
1. Niku no Machi (Ikebukuro)
This restaurant is about 5 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station, on the 2nd floor of a building. Many all-you-can-eat options are prepared here, such as their [Tegoro All-You-Can-Eat] course that offers 27 different kinds of dishes (12 meat dishes, 13 vegetable dishes, rice, and soup) for 1,780 JPY (90 minutes) or 2,480 JPY (120 minutes) (must order at least 1 drink). The way it works is that first, a heaping plate of meat will be brought, and once you finish eating that, you can order more dishes. The recommended meat is harami (outside skirt), which has an amazing texture when you bite into it and plenty of umami (Japanese savory taste). They also have a 60-minute all-you-can-eat option for lunch (from 1,000 JPY for 2 people).
Niku no Machi
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Sankei Bldg., 1-39-7, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Map)
2. GYUMARU Shibuya Main Branch (Shibuya)
This restaurant is about 3 minutes on foot from Shibuya Station. It is a place known for their special [A5 Geta Galbi] (1,580 JPY) that’s large and thick, as well as for their reasonably-priced Matsusaka Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef). Their all-you-can-eat yakiniku course has a time limit of 90 minutes. Their [Otegaru Course] (3,480 JPY) lets you savor 42 dishes - starting with side dishes that make use of seasonal vegetables to beef, pork, offal, and other dishes. Besides that, they have a [Gyumaru Course] (2,980 JPY) with 68 dishes and a [Tokusen Course] (3,480 JPY) with 80 dishes. You can order their all-you-can-eat courses if you come with a party of at least 3 people, and you need to make a reservation by 9:00 pm of the day you’ll be visiting. Note that they only allow 3 groups to visit in a single day.
GYUMARU Shibuya Main Branch
Open: [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
[Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Average price: [Dinner] 3,480 JPY / [Lunch] 2,980 JPY
Address: 8F, Shibuya JOW Bldg., 30-5, Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
3. Kimien (Meguro)
This restaurant is around a 2-minute walk from Meguro Station. Here, you can taste Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) yakiniku. Their all-you-can-eat plan has a time limit of 120 minutes. Their usual all-you-can-eat course (3,980 JPY plus tax) consists of 16 types of grilled dishes and 23 side menu dishes, such as salads and snacks. Their all-you-can-eat course containing Kuroge Wagyu beef (5,980 JPY) has 25 kinds of grilled dishes and 43 kinds of side menu dishes. Their all-you-can-eat plans are available for parties of 2 people or more. Although reservations are unnecessary, clients are required to order at least one drink. Children (up until elementary school age) can partake in these courses for half-price, and babies can enter for free. After eating yakiniku, you can even indulge in their banquet plan that’ll let you enjoy some karaoke!
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:30 am) *Reservations accepted outside these hours
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:30 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 2F, Meguro G Bldg., 1-4-16, Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Map)
4. Gyusai (Ikebukuro)
This restaurant is about 6 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station. It is a yakiniku restaurant with Japanese-style tatami rooms, horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table), and private rooms. The time limit for their all-you-can-eat plan is 120 minutes. For first-timers, the [Tegoro All-You-Can-Eat] (2,480 JPY) is recommended. The set consists of 12 yakiniku dishes, 4 vegetable or a la carte dishes, rice, and soup. In their [Zeitaku All-You-Can-Eat] (3,200 JPY), the meat grade is better and they offer more dishes. The set consists of 12 yakiniku dishes, 9 vegetable or a la carte dishes, rice, and 4 kinds of soup. There is also the [Lunch All-You-Can-Eat] (1,350 JPY) in which you can taste 6 yakiniku dishes and grilled vegetables. If you add 1,200 JPY to any of the plans, you can also access their all-you-can-drink! All the prices are without tax.
5. Yakinikuya Maruki Nakano Branch (Nakano)
Situated approximately 4 minutes on foot from Nakano Station, this is an underground restaurant in a downtown area. The time limit for their all-you-can-eat plans is 100 minutes, and they have 3 kinds available. In their [Otoku ni Gattsuri] (2,380 JPY), you can taste about 50 kinds of dishes from their standard menu, such as beef galbi, gyu-tan (beef tongue), beef loin, and outside skirt. The recommended course is the [Chotto Zeitaku] (3,180 JPY), where you can choose anything from their all-you-can-eat menu. The [Premium] (3,980 JPY) is a course where you can add 4 dishes with high-grade meat to it. You should also give their [Gensen Kokusan-gyu Hon Galbi-yaki] (590 JPY) that isn’t in the all-you-can-eat menu a try! All the prices listed are without tax.
Yakinikuya Maruki Nakano Branch
Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Average price: 2,850 JPY
Address: B1F, 5-55-1, Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (Map)
6. Tokori Shinjuku NOWA Building Branch (Shinjuku)
Located around a 1 minute walk from Shinjuku Station, this is a yakiniku restaurant on the 5th floor of a building. Here, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat plans with high-quality Kuroge Wagyu beef and Yamagata beef from Yamagata Prefecture. The time limit is 120 minutes. With the [High-Quality Yamagata Beef All-You-Can-Eat Course] (6,200 JPY) after eating all 8 starter sets (galbi, loin, gyu-tan, outside skirt, and so on), you can order from more than 70 kinds of meat or a la carte dishes. They have other plans with more meat choices and higher quality meats, such as the [Quality Yamagata Beef All-You-Can-Eat] (8,500 JPY) and [High-Quality Yamagata Beef Luxury All-You-Can-Eat] (13,000 JPY). Enjoy the exquisite taste of the highest ranked beef. All the prices listed include tax.
Tokori Shinjuku NOWA Building Branch
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm *Dinner on Saturday is from 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Address: 3-37-12, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
7. Sumibi-yakiniku Toraji Ikebukuro West Exit Branch (Ikebukuro)
Situated about a 2-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, this yakiniku restaurant is on the 6th floor of a building. It is known for serving exquisite meat slices that are cut extremely thickly. The name of the restaurant, "Toraji", is Korean for kikyo (Chinese bellflower), whose roots are used as herbal medicine. The philosophy of the restaurant can be summed up as "cuisine that is beautiful in appearance, delicious, and healthy to eat". Every week on Tuesday (excluding national holidays), people can indulge in their [All-You-Can-Eat] (Adults: 5,000 JPY; Elementary school students: 2,000 JPY; Below elementary school age: 1,000 JPY). The time limit is 120 minutes. From salty gyu-tan, galbi, outside skirt, and offal, to kimchi, salad, soup, and rice - you can savor plenty of their 30-dish menu. All the prices listed include tax.
Sumibi-yakiniku Toraji Ikebukuro West Exit Branch
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 11:50 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 10:50 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Address: 6F, Lumiere Bldg., 1-17-7, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Map)
8. Yakiniku Stadium Jan (Otsuka)
This restaurant is located in a shopping district, about 3 minutes on foot from Otsuka Station. It is a popular yakiniku restaurant where you can easily enjoy A5-rank meat, which refers specifically to domestic Wagyu (a type of high-quality cow) of the highest quality. Their [Sliced Jo Tan-Shio] (800 JPY) is an excellent dish that floods your mouth with sweetness and umami when you bite into it. Another recommended dish is the [Wagyu Brisket Suki] (600 JPY), which lets you taste Wagyu beef brisket in sukiyaki (hot pot stew). Their [All-You-Can-Eat Course] (3,050 JPY) has a time limit of 90 minutes. After eating 5 main dishes (salty gyu-tan, loin, rib finger galbi, salty fatty pork, salty heart), you can proceed to order additional dishes or meat. All the prices listed include tax.
Yakiniku Stadium Jan
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, 2-11-1, Kita Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Map)
9. Aburi-ya Musashi (Ginza)
After about a 5-minute walk from Ginza Station, you can find this yakiniku restaurant on the 4th floor of a building. Here, you can savor yakiniku with A5-ranked Kuroge Wagyu beef in a private room with a garden and horigotatsu, or in couple seats that’ll also let you enjoy the night view. Their [Best Kuroge Wagyu All-You-Can-Eat Plan] (Males: 6,200 JPY; Females: 5,200 JPY; Younger than junior high school age: 3,000 JPY; Younger than elementary school age: 2,000 JPY; Under 3 years old: Free) has a time limit of 90 minutes. From standard parts like Kuroge Wagyu beef gyu-tan, galbi, and loin, to rare parts like under blade (below the shoulder blades), aitchbone (upper part of the rump), and foreshank (shin part of the foreleg) - there are a total of 34 dishes in this plan to enjoy. All the prices listed are without tax.
Aburi-ya Musashi (Ginza)
Open: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *Closes at 5:00 am on Friday and any day before national holidays
Closed: None *Closed at the beginning and end of the year (December 31 - January 3)
Average price: 7,000 JPY
Address: 4F, Pacific Ginza Bldg., 7-2-20, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
10. Matsuo Genghis Khan Akasaka Branch (Akasaka)
This is a genghis khan specialty restaurant that’s about a minute’s walk from Akasaka Station. A Hokkaido specialty, “genghis khan” is a dish that combines yakiniku and nabe (hot pot), and is distinguished by its usage of mutton or lamb meat. The sheep meat is grilled at the raised part of a special pot, and vegetables are simmered in the meat juices and sauce that collect in the groove at the edge of the pot. The time limit for their all-you-can-eat plan is 120 minutes. There are 8 kinds of courses available that range from 5,000 JPY - 7,800 JPY. The recommended course is the [Tokujo Lamb Genghis Khan] (6,500 JPY), which uses lean thigh meat with little fat, making it great for health-conscious people. All the prices include tax.
Matsuo Genghis Khan Akasaka Branch
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None *Except for the beginning and end of the year
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: B1F, A-FLAG Akasaka, 4-3-6, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
11. Saka no Tochu (Roppongi)
Around a minute’s walk away from Roppongi Station, this restaurant is located on the 1st floor of a building near the Roppongi intersection. It is a yakiniku restaurant that’s operated by meat wholesaler. The time limit for their all-you-can-eat plans is 120 minutes, and they have 3 courses available. One of them is the [Standard Plan] (4,300 JPY), where you can enjoy 24 dishes from their standard yakiniku menu, such as galbi and outside skirt. The [Ike Ike Plan] (4,480 JPY) adds offal, and consists of 36 dishes. The recommended [Hanamaru Plan] (4,980 JPY) has 36 dishes, and adds gyu-tan to the menu. There is also a [Kids Plan] (1,480 JPY) targeting children that are elementary school age or younger. You can add an all-you-can-drink option with alcohol for all of the plans, excluding the [Kids Plan]. All the prices include tax.
Saka no Tochu
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 6:00 am (L.O. 5:30 am)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Rokumon Bldg., 6-1-3, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
12. Fujiya Aoyama Branch (Aoyama)
Located around 5 minutes on foot from Omote-sando Station, this yakiniku restaurant is on B1F of Aoyama Oval Building. It specializes in all-you-can-eat courses. The time limit is 90 minutes for lunch and 100 minutes for dinner. Prices are 1,500 JPY for lunch and 2,000 JPY for dinner. For their all-you-can-eat courses, there’s an additional 500 JPY fee for male customers. At the beginning, they’ll serve a dish with 5 items, such as pork, chicken, beef, and sausages. When you finish eating that, you can order more through the staff. The additional menu includes 14 kinds of meat, 5 kinds of appetizers (like salad or kimchi), rice, and soup. For appetizers, their [French Fries] are recommended.
Fujiya Aoyama Branch
13. KEITOKUEN (Kodaira-shi)
This yakiniku restaurant is located in Kodaira-shi, which is about 60 minutes by train from Tokyo Station. It is a suburban type of restaurant with a wide parking lot that can be found along the highway. It specializes in all-you-can-eat courses, and operates on a buffet style, which means that guests can take as many ingredients or dishes from the display as they want, and then grill and eat everything at their seats. The time limit for their all-you-can-eat courses is 90 minutes. Their lunch plan, in which you can savor 60 to more than 70 dishes, costs 1,350 JPY on weekdays and 1,700 JPY on weekends. Their dinner plan, in which you can indulge in over 80 kinds of dishes, costs 2,200 JPY. You can also enjoy unlimited servings of curry rice, ramen, sweets, and ice cream! All the prices include tax.
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 4:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Beginning and end of the year (December 31, January 1)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,700 JPY
Address: 1-979, Ogawa-cho, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo (Map)
14. Toraji Hasai Sunamo Branch (Minami-sunamachi)
Around a 5-minute walk from Minami-sunamachi Station, this restaurant is located on the 4th floor of the shopping center, Sunamo. They follow the philosophy of “ishoku dogen” (a balanced diet leads to a healthy body), which is why they’ve installed a salad bar - to ensure that all their guests get plenty of vegetables! Their [All-You-Can-Eat] that’ll let you eat plenty of meat and vegetables is limited to 120 minutes, and there’s 3 courses available. The recommended [Special Toraji Course] (3,980 JPY) comes with 120 different dishes, including their prized [Diamond Cut Galbi]. Customers have to order their food from the staff, but raw vegetables and desserts are self-service. All the prices do not include tax.
Toraji Hasai Sunamo Branch (Minami-sunamachi)
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular *Following Sunamo's closing days
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 4F, Minami Sunamachi Shopping Center Sunamo, 3-4-31, Shinsuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo (Map)
After reading the article, challenge yourself to all-you-can-eat yakiniku! Enjoy all-you-can-eat yakiniku for lunch at reasonable prices!