Top 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu (Tokyo)

Publish-date: Jan 29 2018 Update-date: Nov 26 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Top 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu (Tokyo)

Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) is known for its soft texture and rich umami (Japanese savory taste), a perfect balance that is highly regarded in the worldwide gourmet scene. If you are planning to go to Japan, particularly to Shinjuku in Tokyo, these 15 yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurants may come in handy. They offer a variety of choices of meat, including premium Wagyu brands such as Kobe and Yamagata beef.

1. Yakiniku Niku En Shinjuku Kabuki-cho Branch

1. Yakiniku Niku En Shinjuku Kabuki-cho BranchTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

"Niku En" is an authentic yakiniku restaurant located in the downtown area of Kabuki-cho in Shinjuku. They only use high-quality beef from A4 to A5-grade domestic Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality cattle).
They offer a wide variety of dishes, but the absolute must-try is their [6 Kinds of Special Kuroge Wagyu], priced at 2,500 JPY! It includes carefully selected [Zabuton] (chuck flap), [Misuji] (top blade muscle), [Sirloin], [Loin], and two other cuts that vary every day. These are rare wagyu cuts that are not commonly offered elsewhere, so don't miss out!

Yakiniku Niku En Shinjuku Kabuki-cho Branch

Open: 11:30 am - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:00 am) 
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,600 JPY
Address: 1F, Kibo Kabuki-cho Bldg., 1-22-7, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Nikutei-Futago

2. Nikutei-FutagoTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

"Nikutei-Futago" is another restaurant in Kabuki-cho that's known for using only A5-grade Kuroge Wagyu. Their delectable cuisine can be enjoyed either at stylish regular tables or in private rooms that can accommodate 4 - 6 people. It is a perfect dining destination, whether you are dining alone, with a special someone, or with friends and family.
They have a wide variety of items on their menu, but if you are into yakiniku, the one that you should not miss is their [Niku Bako Kokoroiki (230 grams of special select beef)] for 8,000 JPY. It is a beef platter that lets you experience the full deliciousness of Kuroge Wagyu. It has carefully selected cuts including harami (cut from internal organs), misuji, tan (beef tongue), as well as other carefully selected beef parts purchased on the same day. All these parts are premium cuts with good marbling, so they literally melt in your mouth.

Nikutei-Futago

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) 
Closed: None
Average price: 8,000 JPY
Address: 10F, WaMall Kabuki-cho, 1-18-9, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Yakiniku Motoyama Shinjuku Branch

3. Yakiniku Motoyama Shinjuku BranchTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

Since its founding in 1975 in Okachi-machi, Tokyo, "Yakiniku Motoyama" has been known among food enthusiasts who love yakiniku. It is a famous restaurant that opened a branch in Shinjuku, where there is a high number of yakiniku restaurants.
They offer dishes made from carefully selected A5-grade beef mainly from Kobe cattle, which is known to provide high-quality beef.
Despite that, they offer it at reasonable prices—as much as 40% cheaper than other high-end restaurants.
For 2,980 JPY, you can try their [Koyoi no Wagyu 3-sai], an affordable set that features three kinds of Kuroge Wagyu purchased on the same day, including, of course, Kobe beef. They also have [3 Kinds of Special Beef Cuts] for 2,880 JPY. This dish features 3 kinds of rare beef cuts.

Yakiniku Motoyama Shinjuku Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm) 
Closed: None
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Daihan Buildense, 7-10-12, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map
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4. Gyu no Tatsujin Main Branch

4. Gyu no Tatsujin Main BranchTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

"Gyu no Tatsujin" is known for offering carefully selected, A5-grade Kuroge Wagyu at affordable prices. Their secret in keeping the prices low is establishing their own delivery route and having an excellent eye in choosing quality beef.
They also offer fully private rooms with an elegant atmosphere, so even families and groups of women can enjoy yakiniku with ease. One of the restaurant's highly recommended dishes is [Shin, Kiwami], priced at 3,800 JPY. It is an assortment of finest beef cuts, including special tan and Wagyu tomosankaku (a rare part found in the thigh). All cuts are well-marbled, so every bite fills your mouth with an irresistible taste.

Gyu no Tatsujin Main Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 5,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Chiyoda Bldg., 2-45-6, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map

5. AgingBeef TOKYO Shinjuku Sanchome Branch

5. AgingBeef TOKYO Shinjuku Sanchome BranchTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

As the name suggests, this elegant and stylish restaurant prides itself on its dry-aged Kuroge Wagyu. After the beef is aged for about 40 days in an aging room with humidity and temperature closely monitored and controlled by experts, it ends up extremely delicious: soft and with increased content of amino acids that are responsible for umami.
Try it by ordering [5 Kinds of First-class Aged Wagyu Beef] for 4,500 JPY. This set features 5 different cuts of dry-aged beef, so you can enjoy different tastes, textures, and flavors.

AgingBeef TOKYO Shinjuku Sanchome Branch

Open: [Weekends] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm; Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm; Drinks L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Weekdays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Food L.O. 10:30 pm; Drinks L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: 2nd Monday of the month ※If a national holiday falls on this day, the restaurant is closed the following Tuesday instead. No scheduled closing days for August and December
Average price: [Dinner] 6,200 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Address: 601, Rainbow Village, 3-5-4, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Shinjuku Yakiniku USHIHACHI Shinjuku Kabuki-cho Branch

6. Shinjuku Yakiniku USHIHACHI Shinjuku Kabuki-cho BranchTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

Although they are known to offer dishes made of high-quality, nicely marbled A4-grade Kuroge Wagyu, "Ushihachi" keeps their prices low by buying quality beef as whole animals every day! They also have a casual-yet-fashionable atmosphere that befits even dates, and it is always crowded with meat gourmets. 
If you wish to try one of their delectable dishes, order their [3 Kinds of Specially Selected Wagyu] for 2,990 JPY. It features 3 carefully selected beef cuts that vary every day, so you can enjoy the exquisite umami, soft texture, and exceptional marbling that are unique to Wagyu.

Shinjuku Yakiniku USHIHACHI Shinjuku Kabuki-cho Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:30 am)
Closed: None
Average price: 5,000 JPY
Address: 1F / 2F, 1-21-2, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Yakiniku & Seafood Kaen Shinjuku East Exit Branch

7. Yakiniku & Seafood Kaen Shinjuku East Exit BranchTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

Located in an easily accessible location that is a minute away from Shinjuku Station, "Kaen" offers a relaxing Japanese atmosphere and grilled cuts of high-quality A5-grade Kuroge Wagyu.
They have a wide variety of rare, high-quality beef cuts, such as the classic [Special Galbi] for 1,922 JPY and [Special Loin] for 1,706 JPY, as well as the soft [Zabuton] that would melt in your mouth, and [Misuji], full of meaty umami. If you want to have good balance between excellent marbling and lean meat, try their [Rib Loin (with vegetables), 150 g] for 3,002 JPY.

Yakiniku & Seafood Kaen Shinjuku East Exit Branch

Open: [Weekdays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) 
[Weekends, National Holidays] 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,800 JPY
Address: 4F, Keystone Bldg., 3-28-7, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map
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8. Gyu no Tatsujin Private Nishi Shinjuku Branch

8. Gyu no Tatsujin Private Nishi Shinjuku BranchTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

"Gyu no Tatsujin Private" in Nishi Shinjuku is known for their outstanding yakiniku and luxurious fully private rooms, which is rare for a yakiniku restaurant. Their concept is "to serve mould-breaking yakiniku using fresh beef that's  enjoyed with plain rock salt without any sauce". One of the dishes on their menu that carry this concept is [Kotobuki Course], priced at 6,500 JPY. It is a premium course where you can enjoy assorted cuts of best A5-grade Wagyu. Another must-try is their [Shin, Kiwami] for 3,800 JPY, an assortment of high-quality rare beef cuts including special tan, Wagyu tomosankaku. Also, be sure to try their [Exquisite Shio Ramen] - ramen (noodles) in salt broth with beef tail, chicken bones, and vegetables - for 680 JPY to cap off your meal.

Gyu no Tatsujin Private Nishi Shinjuku Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 7,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 2F, YS Bldg., 7-16-12, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map

9. Yakiniku Blackhole Shinjuku Central Road Branch

9. Yakiniku Blackhole Shinjuku Central Road BranchTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

Located in an easily accessible area, 3 minutes by foot from Shinjuku Station, "Blackhole" is known to offer delicious yakiniku in a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere. Yakiniku lovers flock to this restaurant, which is also known to serve rare cuts of A4 and A5 grade Wagyu.
One of their best yakiniku options is [Thickly Sliced Special Tan] at 2,400 JPY; however, they only have enough to serve it to 3 customers per day, as only about 200 grams of this rare beef cut can be harvested from each cattle. It is loved by many for its soft texture that resembles fillet meat when quick-grilled. Another dish to try is their [Tsubo-zuke Ippon Galbi], where sauce is soaked into the meat, costing 1,500 JPY.

Yakiniku Blackhole Shinjuku Central Road Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None ※Aside from beginning and end of the year 
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Big Lemon Bldg., 1-15-5, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map

10. Yakiyaki Tenryu

10. Yakiyaki TenryuTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

"There can be no compromise in quality when your customers grill their meat themselves". Such is the motto of this popular establishment that any yakiniku enthusiast will eagerly support.
To get the most out of your experience at the restaurant, try their [Wagyu Set] that lets you taste various beef cuts without having to order them separately. The chefs themselves vouch for the quality of this dish. Another highly recommended dish is [Special Harami], costing 1,280 JPY. Despite technically being a part of an internal organ, this beef cut is loved across generations for its juiciness and delicious taste that leave you wanting more. Their [Special Tan Shio (1,080 JPY)] (thickly sliced salted gyutan (beef tongue)) is also a hit, even among female customers.

Yakiyaki Tenryu

Open: [Monday - Thursday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Friday - Sunday] 11:00 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: 1F, 1-22-7, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map

11. Fresh Samgyeopsal and Korean BBQ Tomodachi X NEW Kyoen Shinjuku Branch

11. Fresh Samgyeopsal and Korean BBQ Tomodachi X NEW Kyoen Shinjuku BranchTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

Known for its samgyeopsal (classic Korean grilled dish using thin slices of belly meat), this restaurant offers [Beef and Pork W Samgyeopsal], an all-you-can-eat course that gives you as much as 2 hours to enjoy 9 items for 2,980 JPY. Aside from that, they also offer a wide yakiniku selection of exquisite Wagyu cuts.
Feel free to help yourself to their great beef dishes, including [Specially Selected Galbi] (1,800 JPY per serving), known for its well-marbled and incredibly tender texture, and [Special Tan Shio] (salted gyutan, priced at 2,300 JPY per serving), its softness on par with that of tenderloin, to name a few. Also, do not miss their [Tsubo-zuke Galbi]. For only 1,800 JPY, you can taste this wonder that really highlights the taste of their secret sauce!

Fresh Samgyeopsal and Korean BBQ Tomodachi X NEW Kyoen Shinjuku Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)
Closed: None ※Closed only on January 1
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Kyoen Bldg., 1-28-3, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map

12. Tokori Shinjuku NOWA Building Branch

12. Tokori Shinjuku NOWA Building BranchTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

This well-known yakiniku restaurant serves up Yamagata beef (a premium brand from Tohoku region) procured as whole animals. If you ever visit this restaurant, their [3 Kinds of Wagyu Assortment] (1,980 JPY) is a good choice. It will be great value for your money, as the platter consists of popular cuts of Yamagata beef, known for its soft texture and rich umami. If you want to thoroughly enjoy the taste of Yamagata beef, they also sell [9 Kinds of Yamagata Beef Assortment] for 6,980 JPY. This platter features rare and special Yamagata beef cuts which are only available when buying a whole cattle. Also, their [Yawaraka Yukhoe] (Korean-style seasoned raw beef topped with egg yolk) is a very good deal at 1,780 JPY, as it lets you experience the true deliciousness of fresh beef.

Tokori Shinjuku NOWA Building Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm ※4:00 pm - 11:30 pm on Saturday
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Address: 3-37-12, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Yugentei Shinjuku

13. Yugentei ShinjukuTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

"Yugentei" in Shinjuku is managed by "Jojoen", a high-end yakiniku restaurant chain mainly operating within the Tokyo metropolitan area. The Shinjuku branch in Kabuki-cho has 6 floors: table seating on B1, zashiki rooms (traditional private rooms with tatami-covered floors) on other floors, and piano lounge on the 6th floor. This way you can enjoy eating yakiniku in your preferred environment.
If you are after their wagyu selection, try their [3 Kinds of Wagyu Assortment] at 9,500 JPY. In one platter, you can enjoy 3 different succulent beef cuts with varying umami and marbling quality. They also offer a variety of dishes made from fresh beef, such as [Yukhoe] for 1,900 JPY and [Steamed Beef Tail] for 1,500 JPY.

Yugentei Shinjuku

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 11:30 am - 4:00 am ※Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm 
[Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 3:00 am ※Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 10,001 JPY - 15,000 JPY
Address: Jojoen Bldg., 1-10-7, Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Shiro ka Kuro

14. Shiro ka KuroTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

"Shiro ka Kuro" is known for serving special Kuroge Wagyu that has been carefully examined and selected by the owner himself. If you want to enjoy rare beef cuts in one platter, try their [3 Kinds of Rare Beef Cuts of the Day Assortment] for 2,680 JPY. It features different beef cuts every day, including misuji and zabuton. Enjoy these grilled cuts with the restaurant's sweet, rich-flavored homemade sauce. They also have [Shiawase no Sirloin] for 1,280 JPY - a perfect dish if you want to fully enjoy the taste of Wagyu beef. It is best enjoyed when dipped in soup with eggs, just like how you would enjoy sukiyaki (hot pot stew).

Shiro ka Kuro

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:45 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 101, Nojima Bldg., 8-6-2, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

15. Choushunkan

15. ChoushunkanTop 15 Yakiniku Restaurants in Shinjuku Offering Premium Wagyu

Established in 1954, "Choushunkan" is one of the longest-standing yakiniku restaurants in Shinjuku, having over 60 years of history. It is often featured in mass media, so it is always crowded with yakiniku lovers.
For a reasonable price of 1,550 JPY, you can order their classic [Wagyu Galbi], an exquisite cut of carefully selected A4-grade Wagyu beef. Their [Special Wagyu Galbi (150 g)] for 3,700 JPY is also loved by many, as its meat quality is on par with that of a steak. If you want to further enjoy grilled Wagyu, you can also try their thickly sliced [Wagyu Tenderloin] (3,100 JPY) and [Special Wagyu Loin] (2,300 JPY) that you will surely love because of its rich umami filling your mouth.

Choushunkan

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm 
[Monday - Saturday] Until 1:00 am (L.O. 12:15 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Until 12:00 am (L.O. 11:15 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 5,000 JPY
Address: 3-8-10, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map) 
Source: hitosara (Japanese)


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Publish-date: Jan 29 2018 Update-date: Nov 26 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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