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

Ikebukuro is known for different sites such as the Sunshine Aquarium or the delicious gourmet restaurants and Izakaya that are found outside of the station. There are many different trains lines that come through this station so it is a convenient spot to stop by while in Tokyo as well. Today we will introduce you to the 10 best shops to enjoy yakiniku in the Ikebukuro area!


1. Yakiniku Champion

1. Yakiniku Champion
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This is the shop to visit if you want a delicious yet convenient yakiniku meal right by the station.

This shop is one that is directly connected to the Ikebukuro Station. Even when it is raining there is no reason to be concerned! Here the high-quality meat has been aged to perfection before it is cooked.

The best dish we need to recommend here is the “Black Iberian Marbled Pork”. In addition, the lunch menu comes with a salad bar. Do come and enjoy!

■Information
Name: Yakiniku Champion (Ikebukuto Tobu shop)
Address: Tobu Hyakkaten Ikebukuro-ten Restaurant-gai Spice 14F 1-1-25 Nishi-ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81-3-6915-2723
Access: JR Ikebukuro Station

Website: http://www.yakiniku-champion.com/
Map: Map to Yakiniku Champion

2. KURAMOTO

2. KURAMOTO
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This is a shop located just 5 minutes from the station that serves extremely fresh meat.

Here the meat is bought directly from the wholesale. For this reason you can get a great quality meat for a fairly reasonable price. Especially the “Daitoro beef sushi” and “Triangle steak” are highly recommended. Enjoy the meat that simply melts in your mouth.

Here there are counter seats available perfect for a date with someone special. If you are looking for yakiniku in Ikebukuro, this is the place to come!

■Information
Name: KURAMOTO
Address: Business VIP 2F 3-13-7 Minami-ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81-3-6907-3129
Hours: 11:30~14:00 / 17:00~23:00
Access: 5 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station

Map: Map to KURAMOTO

3. Daitouen

3. Daitouen
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This yakiniku shop was opened in 1965 and has been in business for over 50 years. It is a traditional shop that is loved by the locals.

Here you can enjoy the rarer parts such as the Misuji or the Tomo-sankaku (friendly trio). We would like to also recommend the thick cut of “Toro Beef Tongue”. Despite the thick cut it is extremely soft and easy to chew.

Why not try this yakiniku shop first in Ikebukuro?

■Information
Name: Daitouen
Address: Swa bld. 1F 2-27-6 Minami-ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81-3-3985-0294
Access: 3 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station

Map: Map to Daitouen

4. Seikouen

4. Seikouen
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This is a shop located 3 minutes from the east exit of Ikebukuro Station.

This is an extremely popular yakiniku shop in Ikebukuro with many repeat guests. The interior of the shop is decorated with different plants that give the shop a tropical taste.

The meat they sell is A5 rank and is both fresh and of high-quality! Here you can enjoy “Kainomi” or “Yukhoe”. You can also choose the all-you-can-eat course so this is great for those who want to eat a lot of meat!

■Information
Name: Seikouen (Ikebukuro Higashiguchi shop)
Address: 1-12-13 Higashi-ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81-3-5951-0005
Hours: 11:00~2:00 a.m. ※Lunch 11:00~15:00
Access: 3 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station

Website: http://www.seiko-en.jp/
Map: Map to Seikouen

5. Kuro5

5. Kuro5
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There are 2 “Kuro5” shops in the Ikebukuro area. Here they focus on providing delicious yakiniku for a reasonable price.

This shop is only a 5 minute walk from Ikebukuro station’s west exit and only 7 minutes walk from Ikebukuro station’s east exit. Here, all the meat sold is of the A5 rank.

No matter what you order here you can enjoy the best meat available. The Tantanmen noodles are also delicious so please do try them with your meat!

■Information
Name: Kuro5 (main shop)
Address: Shima bld. 100 1F 2-46-3 Ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81-3-5396-6829
Hours: 7:00~24:00
Access: 5 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station

Website: http://www.kuro5.com/
Map: Map to Kuro5

 
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6. Midouen

6. Midouen
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Here they are particular to the manner in which they grill their meat. They do not use gas but coal and the coal used is the best brand around. The flavors offered are those that cannot be provided by gas grilled meat.

The meat we can recommend here is the “Toro Tongue”. The flavor of it cannot be expressed in words. If you are in Ikebukuro, be sure to come here to enjoy!

■Information
Name: Midouen
Address: Nakao bld 2F1 2-35-1 Ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81-50-5796-2657
Access: 5 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station

Website: http://midouen.com/
Map: Map to Midouen

7. Sumibi Yakiniku Kisen

7. Sumibi Yakiniku Kisen
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This is a Korean specialty yakiniku shop located 3 minutes from Ikebukuro Station. Here you can enjoy the best of coal grilled meat. An amazing statistic is the over 70% of those who visit here becoming repeaters, guest who come back multiple times.

The dish we wish too highly recommend here is the “Thick Top Tongue”. It is a part of the meat that will certainly fulfill you. Their home-made kimchi is also something you must try! Why not visit and taste what so many find worth coming back for?

■Information
Name: Sumibi Yakiniku Kisen
Address: Kunimasa bld 1F 1-44-6 Nishi-ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81-3-3981-7787
Hours: 18:00~3:00 a.m.
Access: 3 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station

Website: http://www.yakiniku-kisen.jp/
Map: Map to Sumibi Yakiniku Kisen

8. Jojoen Sansan-tei

8. Jojoen Sansan-tei
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“Jojoen” is a shop that is well known for its yakiniku within Japan.

“Jojoen Sansan-tei” is a sister shop to this well known shop. Here you can enjoy meat, seafood, and salad that are all the best. The warm atmosphere offered by the shop is also well worth mentioning.

This is a great place to go for a personal treat or with a group of family or friends. Why not visit on a day you are looking for a slightly luxurious dinner?

■Information
Name: Jojoen Sansan-tei
Address: Minami-ikebukuro I-N bld 2F 1-17-2 Minami-ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81-3-5928-2989
Hours: 11:30~24:00
Access: 3 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station

Website: http://hitosara.com/
Map: Map to Jojoen Sansan-tei

9. Yakiniku-Sumibi-tei

9. Yakiniku-Sumibi-tei
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This is a shop that may not be well known by many but those who do love it!

It is a shop somewhat hidden that is full of guests daily. The A5 ranking of meat served and the service with which it is served has not unchanged since the day it opened.

We recommend you try the “Specialty Tongue”. The flavor of the meat can be fully enjoyed here. There is a great variety in the main and side menus so order according to the meal you have in mind!

■Information
Name: Yakiniku-Sumibi-tei Ikebukuro
Address: 2-11-5 Ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81-3-3984-4129
Access: 5 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station

Map: Map to Yakiniku-Sumibi-tei Ikebukuro

10. Maumi

10. Maumi
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Here you will only enjoy meat of A5 ranking.

The sauces offered to enjoy here with you meat are also delicious. However, the best is the meat served with the rock salt of the Andean mountains. The meat you ordered will be salted with fresh shaved rock salt right in front of you.

The mousse that is seafood based is also delicious with the meat. You can also choose to enjoy the spicy sauce. There is so much to try out here!

■Information
Name: Maumi (Ikebukuro shop)
Address: MARU bld. 1F 3-23-8 Nishi-ikebukuro Toshima-ku Tokyo Prefecture
Phone: +81-3-5956-9129
Hours: 11:30~15:00 / 17:00~24:00
Access: 4 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station

Map: Map to Maumi

Enjoy Delicious Yakiniku in Ikebukuro!

What did you think of the yakiniku restaurants we recommended? Each of them has their own style and specialty. Because many train lines go through Ikebukuro Station, no matter what your plans are for the day it is a great place to enjoy a yakiniku lunch or dinner!




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