Popular Sukiyaki Restaurants in Japan! These Are Must-Try!

One of the popular Japanese cuisine – Sukiyaki. It has always been loved in Japan, and in this article, I will introduce the best 10 Sukiyaki restaurants in Japan. Try them out now!

Ningyocho Imahan

Ningyocho Imahan
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When it comes to Sukiyaki, “Ningyocho Imahan” is the first place to think of! Ningyocho Imahan itself was established in 1895 and the one in Ningyocho was opened in 1952. It still has an old and nostalgic atmosphere in a Sukiya style of building.

Inside the building is devided in 2 areas, and you can enjoy Sukiyaki on the 2nd floor. Staff will cook Sukiyaki for you, so no need to worry if you are not sure how to cook a luxury Wagyu beef. This is a must try dish in Japan!

Name: Ningyocho Imahan
Address: 2-9-12, Ninghocho, Nihonbashi, Chuo Ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-3-3666-7006
Time: (Weekdays) 11:00-15:00/17:00-22:00, (Weekends) 11:00-22:00
Close: None
Access: Walk 1 min from Ningyocho Station

Website: https://www.imahan.com/guide/shop/ningyocho_shop.html
Map: map to Ningyocho Imahan

Sukitei Yoshitora

Sukitei Yoshitora
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“Sukitei Yoshitora”, located in Kawagoe City of Saitama, has been loved by the local for 140 years since its opening in 1877. Inside the restaurant is devided by 2 areas; one is the main building and one is an annex and you are able to feel a nostalgic atmosphere. How they cook Sukiyaki hasn’t changed a bit since its opening, and because a brand of the beef is not always the same, staff will explain what beef you can taste on the day.

Although they offer a wide variety of beef, other ingredients stick well with the broth and it tastes so nice. Visit Kawagoe, and try this beautiful Sukiyaki!

Name: Sukitei Yoshitora
Address: 1-9-3, Motomachi, Kawagoe City, Saitama
Phone: +81-49-222-0102
Time: (all private rooms in annex) 11:30-22:00, (restaurants) 11:00-21:00
Close: Mondays (and some public holidays)
Access: Drive 12 mins from Kawagoe Station

Map: map to Sukitei Yoshitora


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“Mishimatei”, established in 1873 in Kyoto, specialised in Sukiyaki. You will feel as if you experience a time travel to the Meiji era when you see a lantern, which has been a symbol of the restaurant. They use only the selected Wagyu beef and cook them in an original way.

As staff will cook Sukiyaki for you, you will know the best timing to eat! The town of Kyoto – where not only Japanese, but also tourists would love. If you have a chance to visit, try this place as well!

Name: Mishimatei
Address: Sagaru, Sanjo, Teramachi, Kyo Ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Phone: +81-75-221-0003
Time: 11:30-22:30
Close: Wednesdays (None only in Nov and Dec)
Access: Walk 6 mins from Sanjo Station

Website: http://www.mishima-tei.co.jp/
Map: map to Mishimatei

Niku no Nagomi

Niku no Nagomi
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“Niku no Nagomi” is a sophisticated restaurant in Kitami City, Hokkaido. As it is owned by a butcher, they use only the selected serloin which is matured for 30 days.

But not only for meat, they have a sense for eggs too – they import 2 kinds of eggs; Acarona which has a blue shell, and Omoide Tamago which has a red shell. The northernmost land, Hokkaido. If you are planning to visit Hokkaido, Niku no Nagomi is an amazing place to eat out!

Name: Niku no Nagomi
Address: Social Building Level 1, 4, Kita Gojo Nishi, Kitami City, Hokkaido
Phone: +81-157-26-4000
Time: (Weekdays) 17:00-23:00 (Sun/Pub) 17:00-22:30
Access: Walk 10 mins from Kitami Station

Website: http://www.life-v.co.jp/NI_Concept.html
Map: map to Niku no Nagomi


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“Sukine” is operated by the owner, who thought to make guests happy to have the real taste of beef. That is why Sukiyaki here is just amazing! You can enjoy the fresh taste of beef which is an unique experience of the Shinshu area.

Also, not only the meals, but the restaurant itself has a relaxing atmosphere so that you can take some rest and make yourself happy! Being there is very nice. Why not try now?

Name: Sukine
Address: 1-6-30, Chuo Kita, Ueda City, Nagano
Phone: +81-268-24-0188
Time: (Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri, Sun) 17:30-22:00, (Sat) 11:30-14:00/17:00-22:00
Close: Wednesdays
Access: Walk 22 mins from Ueda Station

Map: map to Sukine

Shoku Ishikawa

Shoku Ishikawa
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Located in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi – “Shoku Ishikawa” is a restaurant which has a calm atmosphere with a wood stove. The restaurant itself is quite small with just 3 private rooms, but the dishes served here are guaranteed.

Sendai Beef, that the owner feels very proud of, has a mouth melting feeling and it proudly offers organic rice. Booking prior to your visit is strongly recommended. If you have a chance to visit Miyagi, try Shoku Ishikawa as well!

Name: Shoku Ishikawa
Address: 1-9-10, Nakazato, Ishinomaki City, Miyagi
Phone: +81-225-95-2358
Time: 17:00-22:00
Close: Mondays
Access: Walk 11 mins from Ishinomaki Station

Website: http://ishinomaki-ishikawa.net/
Map: map to Shoku Ishikawa


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This is one of the first restaurants offering Matsuzaka Beef in Matsuzaka City of Mie, “Wadakin”. The restaurant has a spacious area with private rooms only, so no matter how big your group is, you can relax and enjoy your meals. Sukiyaki at Wadakin is slightly different compared to other ordinary restaurants. Grilling the meat in a pot first, and sprinkle sugar and pour some soy sauce is the way they cook Sukiyaki here. As the professional chef will do everything for you, no worries if you haven’t had Sukiyaki in this style before!

The brand Wagyu “Matsuzaka Beef” – if you are keen on trying this nationally recognised beef, Wadakin is where you can’t miss out!

Name: Wadakin
Address: 1878, Nakamachi, Matsuzaka City, Mie
Phone: +81-598-21-1188
Time: (Weekdays) 11:30-20:00, (Sat/Sun/Pub) 11:00-20:00
Close: 4th Tuesday of the month
Access: Walk 8 mins from Matsuzaka Station

Website: http://e-wadakin.co.jp/
Map: map to Wadakin


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“Kakiyasu” in Nagoya is a great Sukiyaki place for anything like having a light meal, or for a formal meeting. Not only it has some private rooms, seats at the tables are quite spacious so that you don’t touch your neighbours!

Matsuzaka Beef here is so soft that you might be able to chew it with your lips, but not with your teeth! If you want to relax and enjoy Sukiyaki, this is where you must visit!

Name: Kakiyasu
Address: Nagoya Building Level B1, 4-6-17, Meieki, Nakamura Ku, Nagoya City, Aichi
Phone: +81-52-533-2811
Access: Short walk from Nagoya Station

Website: http://www.kakiyasuhonten.co.jp/brand/1kakiyasu/index.html
Map: map to Kakiyasu


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When it comes to the Kyushu region, many people think of a lot of gourmets. “Kagariya” is one of them – located in Nagasaki, there is this restaurant specialising in Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu, which offers a high quality beef produced in Kyushu.

One of the most popular menus here is a all-you-can-eat course that you can try a high quality beef costing only 3,000 yen. Although inside the restaurant has a luxury atmosphere, some of their menus are quite affordable. Make yourself satisfy with this Sukiyaki!

Name: Kagariya
Address: Monparuto Level 1, 2-23, Yorozuya Town, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki
Phone: +81-50-5590-1130
Time: 11:30-15:00/17:00-23:00
Close: None
Access: Walk 2 mins from Nigiwaibashi Station

Map: map to Kagariya


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When it comes to the Kansai area, there are a lot of popular sightseeing cities such as Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo. Howver, don’t you forget Shiga too! “Uomatsu” offers one of 3 Wagyu Beef, “Oumi Beef” in an all-you-can-eat style. Also, you can try luxury Matsutake mushrooms too!

Each piece of meat is quite big, and satisfying! Although this is in an all-you-can-eat style, you will get Matsutake Tsukudani when you pay the bill.

Name: Uomatsu
Address: 1795, Maki, Shigaraki Town, Kouga City, Shiga
Access: Walk 8 mins from Shigarakigushi Station

Website: http://www.uomatsu.co.jp/about.html
Map: map to Uomatsu

Try The Best Sukiyaki In Japan!

From a long established restaurant opened in the Meiji era to a casual restaurant which offers an all-you-can-eat menu, they all offer the high quality ingredients including meat, vegetables, and eggs. Also, a long established retaurant serves the beautiful Sukiyaki in a traditional atmosphere. Enjoy not only the taste of Sukiyaki, but also the way you eat it!

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