The 10 Best Yakiniku Restaurants You Must Eat in Ueno, Tokyo

Yakiniku is a famous Korean dish comprised of raw meat that you cook by yourself at your table. In Tokyo there is a popular Korean town named Shinokubo. The Ueno and Gotanda areas had a Korean town before Shinokubo was so popular. They have a wide variety of yakiniku restaurants that range from expensive and fancy to cheap and subtle. Let’s take a look at the top 10 cheapest and best quality yakiniku restaurants!


1. Yansando

1. Yansando
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Yansando opened in 1957 and serves Yakiniku that is the same quality as in Korea. You should come here, not only for meat, but also because of the delicious side dishes like tizimi (Korean pancake), beef stew, etc…

It’s highly recommended that you have the special skirt steak. They also have rooms with Japanese-style leg warmers that are called “horigotatsu” in Japanese. You can enjoy eating here with friends, family, and even alone.

■Information
Name: Yansando Ueno Honten
Address: 6-5-3, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-3831-7333
Time: 11:30~24:00
Access: 2 minutes-walk from Okachimachi station

Website: http://www.yansando.jp/
Map: Map to Yansando Ueno Honten

2. Jojoen

2. Jojoen
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There isn’t a person in Japan who doesn’t know about this restaurant. This is definitely the most famous yakiniku restaurant in Japan. Their original yakiniku sauce is made with sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil and makes everything taste better!

Jojoen’s salad, that’s served with a special dressing, is a popular side dish. They have two other restaurants in Ueno as well (Uenokojiten and Maruiten).

■Information
Name: Jojoen Ueno Shinobazu-guchi
Address: 1-57, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-5807-0089
Time: 11:00~22:45
Access: 1 minutes-walk from Ueno station

Website: http://www.jojoen.co.jp/
Map: Map to Jojoen Ueno Shinobazu-guchi

3. Bouya

3. Bouya
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Here you can enjoy lots of different cuts of meat because Bouya buys an entire cow. The most popular and recommended dish is “ittou mori” that is served with sirloin, boneless short rib, brisket, etc…

Also, lots of customers order reimen (cold noodles) that is supposed to be eaten after yakiniku. This is a common way to eat in japan. They sell 70,000 dishes of reimen per year. If you come here during lunchtime you can get a good priced lunch from 980 yen.

■Information
Name: Bouya Ueno 6chome
Address: 6-6-6, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-6806-0467
Time: 11:00~15:00 / 17:00~23:30 (weekend and holiday15:00~)
Access: 4 minutes-walk from Okachimachi station

Website: http://www.bou-ya.com/
Map: Map to Bouya Ueno 6chome

4. Yakiniku Isshin Tansuke

4. Yakiniku Isshin Tansuke
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What kinds of meat do you like the best? This is good news for people who answered tongue! Here you can get a good quality of tongue. The most popular dish is a plate of three different kinds of tongue.

They also have an all you can eat tongue course from 1980 yen. The 3980 yen course includes outside skirt, intestine, boneless short rib, tongue, etc… If you want to drink alcohol they have an all you can eat and drink course for only 2980 yen!

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■Information
Name: Yakiniku Isshin Tansuke Ueno Honten
Address: 4-5-9, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-50-3463-3462
Time: 16:00~23:30 [weekday] / 12:00~23:30 [weekend and holiday]
Access: 3 minutes-walk from Okachimachi station

Map: Map to Yakiniku Isshin Tansuke Ueno Honten

5. Yakiniku Yamada

5. Yakiniku Yamada
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Yakiniku Yamada has a wide variety of side dishes like seafood tizimi (Korean pancake), kimchi, kejan (raw crab marinated in spicy sauce), etc… These dishes are almost the same quality as in Korea.

The most popular dish is beef tongue that is about 2cm thick and is very juicy. You can get a beer for only 260 yen during happy hour between 5PM to 9PM. If you come here with over 5 people during this time you can get one bottle of JINRO (shochu) free.

■Information
Name: Yakiniku Yamada
Address: 2-2-8, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-3831-8806
Time: 17:00~5:00 / Sunday 17:00~24:00
Access: 1 minutes-walk from Ueno-Hirokoji station

Map: Map to Yakiniku Yamada

 
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6. Ueno Taishoen

6. Ueno Taishoen
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Ueno Taishoen opened in 1963. This restaurant was nominated on TV for the best yakiniku place in Ueno. Every 29th they have a good deal day. You can get really good quality boneless short rib for only 1,200 yen that is normally 2,100 yen and the intestine set for 1,000 yen that is normally 1,500 yen.

If you want to enjoy a meal with your friends then this is the best place. This restaurant owns two more places in Ueno, so if this place is full you should check out the others!

■Information
Name: Ueno Taishoen
Address: 2-8-6, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-3831-6365
Time: 11:00~22:00
Access: 1 minutes-walk from Ueno-Hirokoji station

Website: http://taishoen.co.jp/
Map: Map to Ueno Taishoen

7. Yakiniku Dining GROW Ueno

7. Yakiniku Dining GROW Ueno
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Yakiniku Dining GROW Ueno has rich Kobe beef, A5 Wagyu beef, and an elegant design that includes a chandelier. This is the best restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, or just some cerebrating.

They also have a wide range of wine that match with yakiniku. They have side dishes like sushi with Wagyu beef, raw beef with raw egg, etc… Try the normal menu too!

■Information
Name: Yakiniku Dining GROW Ueno
Address: Uenohirokouzihatakazu Bld.1F, 2-6-4, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-6803-2299
Time: 17:30~5:00
Access: 1 minutes-walk from Ueno-Hirokoji station

Map: Map to Yakiniku Dining GROW Ueno

8. Toraji-tei

8. Toraji-tei
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Toraji-tei opened in 1945. You should come here not only for boneless short rib and loin but also because of the best intestine. They have not changed the seasoning for 70 years. They serve seasoned seafood too.

Also, you can get Korean rice wine (makolli) that match with yakiniku. Drinking makolli with beer is highly recommended. The most popular dish here is intestine soup that is boiled for a really long time.

■Information
Name: Toraji-tei
Address: Onaka Bld.1F2F3F, 6-3-10, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-3831-0418
Time: 12:00~22:00
Closed: Sunday, holiday, End of December to beginning of January
Access: 3 minutes-walk from Ueno station

Map: Map to Toraji-tei

9. Yakiniku Hanmonten

9. Yakiniku Hanmonten
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Hanmonten has been opened for over 60 years. The original yakiniku sauce has not changed since this restaurant opened. They serve only Wagyu beef that is safe, delicious, and good quality.

Also, every table is a private room so you can be relaxed. Max people for these tables are 10. If you come here with over 30 people you can reserve the entire restaurant.

■Information
Name: Yakiniku Hanmonten
Address: 2-15-5, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-3831-2867
Closed: Monday
Access: 5 minutes-walk from Ueno station

Map: Map to Yakiniku Hanmonten

10. Yakiniku Niku-no-machi

10. Yakiniku Niku-no-machi
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Yakiniku Niku-no-machi gets meats from a wholesaler. This is the reason they can serve dishes so cheap. You can get really rare cuts like top blade (top blade muscle) from Wagyu that is only 3kg from a cow and chuck flap from Wagyu that is under the chuck roll for a really good price.

Instead of yakiniku, raw Wagyu beef is a popular side dish here. They also have an all you can eat course that includes standard Yakiniku dishes like boneless short rib, loin, etc… also ramen and bibimbap for only 3,980 yen. If you want to an all you can drink too, the price is 5,480 yen.

■Information
Name: Yakiniku Niku-no-machi
Address: 6-13-8, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-3835-0968
Time: 11:00~14:30 / 15:00~4:30
Access: 1 minutes-walk from Ueno station

Website: http://www.nikunomachi.com/
Map: Map to Yakiniku Niku-no-machi

Let’s Eat Delicious Yakiniku in Ueno!

How was it? Ueno has lots of Yakiniku restaurants. You must be confused because every place looks delicious. There is a wide range of restaurants like traditional to trendy. Explore Ueno and then find your favorite yakiniku restaurant!




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