Yakiniku was a Korean import of flame grilling meat over charcoal. The method of cooking adapted by the Japanese enhances the flavor of beef and other meats. Japanese beef or Wagyu is famous around the world for its melt-in-your-mouth goodness. And flame grilling Japanese beef is truly an experience that can’t be missed. Tokyo being the converging point of all Japanese goods including meat, it is only here where you can find regional meat delicacies in one city. Find your own sweet spot for meat in the 10 best Yakiniku restaurants in Ginza.

Yakiniku Ushigoro Ginza (焼肉うしごろ銀座店)

Yakiniku Ushigoro is an elegant restaurant that promises a sumptuous feast for all senses. They serve the best A5 black-haired wagyu beef. Ushigoro is a meat haven with a wide choice of cuts, but what really stands out are the choices of offals particularly the tongue, heart, intestines and sweet bread. Being a meat connoisseur means tasting every part. Ushigoro does not disappoint as each part has it’s its own flavor and characteristic enhanced by grilling. Another specialty that shouldn’t be missed is the Zabuton Sukiyaki.

Address: 1-6-6 Ginza, Chuo Ku Tokyo

Telephone Number: 03-3538-1129

Business Hours: Monday to Friday 5:00 PM to 12 MDN (Last Order @ 11:00 PM)
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 12:00 NN to 11:30 PM (Last Order @ 11:30 PM)

Website: http://www.ushigoro.com/en/

Budget: 10,000 JPY – 15,000 JPY

Hidagyu Ittoya Bakuro Ichidai Ginza (飛騨牛一頭屋 馬喰一代 銀座)

Hidagyu Ittoya Bakuro Ichidai Ginza serves Hida-gyu or Hida beef that comes from Gifu Prefecture. The Hida cattle is the pride of Gifu for providing one of the distinguished quality of meat. Bakuro Ichidai serves only A 5 quality that passes through the strict standard of the Japan Meat Grading Association and Hida Beef Brand Promotion Conference. Aside from premium cuts of beef, they also serve 3 types of kimchi, Tofu salad, assorted vegetables/mushrooms and Korean style cold noodles.

Address: 2-6-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Telephone Numbers: 03-3535-4129

Business Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM (LO @ 10:00 PM) Lunch 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM (LO @ 2:30 PM)

Website: http://ginza.bakuroichidai.co.jp/top.html (Japanese Only)

Budget: For Lunch 1,000 JPY to 1,999 JPY For Dinner 8,000 JPY to 9,999 JPY

Seiyuzan (星遊山)

Seiyuzan serves Kuroge beef from Mt. Hoshiyama at Maniwa, Okayama Prefecture. Kuroge beef with A4 and A5 certification are selected. Seiyuzan ages their beef for 30 days to concentrate the flavor and enhance the umami from the dry aging process. They serve raw sushi style Wagyu and the highly coveted Matsusaka beef. Beef tongue is also aged and served yakiniku style. Pork and chicken are also available.

Address: Shiodome city center 41F, 1-5-2 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Telephone Number: 03-3569-2929

Business Hours: Lunch Monday to Sunday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (LO @ 2:00 PM)
Dinner Monday 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM (LO @ 10:30 PM)
Dinner Tuesday to Friday 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM (LO @ 10:30 PM)
Dinner Saturday and Holiday 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM (LO @ 10:00 PM)
Sunday 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (LO @ 9:00 PM)

Website: http://seiyuzan.jp/index.html (Japanese Only)

Budget: For Lunch 2,000 JPY to 2,999 JPY For Dinner 10,000 JPY to 14,999 JPY

Maruushi Meat (マルウシミート)

Maruushi Meat is a casual dining experience with its bar style interiors. The casual ambiance gives guests relaxed dining to enjoy the meats of carefully selected beef – aged for 35 days, offals and wide choices of vegetables and side dishes. They have a 10-second rule on grilling beef to ensure you get the maximum and intense flavor of the beef. Must try items on the menu are lightly grilled rib roast rolls with sea urchin filling fresh from the fish market and half pound cuts of wagyu grilled to perfection.

Address: GINZA 1st. 5 Bldg., 8th floor, 1-5-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Telephone Number: 03-3562-2941

Business Hours: Monday to Friday 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Saturday, Sunday and Holiday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Website: http://www.maruushi.com/en/

Budget: Dinner 4,000 JPY to 4,999 JPY

World Diner (ワールドダイナー)

World Diner aims at embodying the perfect harmony in food-meat, wine, and ambiance of the restaurant. Diners are treated to the view of the Ginza skyline day and night. Selection of meats presented in stair like wooden board matched with choice ingredients such as herbs, citrus fruits, and aromatic vegetables. The courses are served together with wine carefully chosen by the in-house Sommelier.

Address: Kirarito Ginza 7 Flr. 1 Chome-8-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo

Telephone Number: 03-6264-4929

Business Hours: Lunch 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM (LO @ 9:45 PM – Food/ 10:15 PM – Drinks)

Weekends and Holiday Open Cafe 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (LO @ 4:30 PM)

Website: http://www.worlddiner.tokyo/english.html

Budget: Lunch 1,000 JPY to 1,999 JPY Dinner 8,000 JPY to 9,999 JPY

Ginza KOSO

Koso is the first restaurant certified and licensed in Chuo Ward to serve raw meat such as Wagyu sashimi and sushi. Koso carefully sources and selects their meat, and the handling process meticulously observed to guarantee food safety. Must try dishes are Wagyu toro nigiri – delicately grilled beef with pickled sea bream. Due to its popularity with Tokyo locals, it is best to reserve a table beforehand.

Address: Ginza 888 bld. 8F, 8-8-8 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo

Telephone Numbers: 03-6252-0088

Business Hours: Monday to Friday Lunch 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (LO @ 2:00 PM) Dinner 5:30 PM to 4:00 AM (LO @ 3:00 AM)

Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Lunch 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (LO @ 2:30 PM) Dinner 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (LO @ 9:00 PM)

Website: http://www.ginza8888.net/en/

Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY to 2,999 JPY Dinner 10,000 JPY to 14,999 JPY

Nihon Yakiniku Hasegawa (日本焼肉 はせ川)

Nihon Yakiniku Hasegawa mixes Japanese tradition and modern lighting with its elegant yet simple interiors. And the menu does not disappoint as it serves only prime A5 graded wagyu beef. Aside from the choice cuts of marbled meat on the menu, the other must-try offerings are beef tongue and cheeks.

Address: Ginza 646 Bldg. 2F, 6 Chome 4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Telephone Number: 03-6264-5177

Business Hours: Monday to Friday 5:00 PM to 4:00 AM (LO @ 3:00 AM)

Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Lunch 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM Dinner 4:00 PM to 11:30 PM (LO @ 10:30 PM)

Website: http://www.nihonyakiniku-hasegawa.com/en/

Budget: Lunch 2,000 JPY to 2,999 JPY Dinner 10,000 JPY to 14,999 JPY

Pyon Pyon Sha GINZA UNA (ぴょんぴょん舎 GINZA UNA)

Pyon Pyon Sha GINZA UNA was first established in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, famous for its yakiniku and Korean cold noodle (reimen) with the twist. Ginza Una cold noodles are made from soba flour and potato starch for that springy texture. They serve Iwate, Maezawa and Short-horned beef for grilling, also bulgogi and gyumeshi. Ginza UNA offers set courses for lunch and dinner.

Address: Ginza Glasse 11F, 3-chome 2-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Telephone Number: 03-3535-3020

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:15 PM (LO @ 10:30 PM)

Sunday and Holiday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM (LO @ 10:00 PM)

Website: http://www.pyonpyonsya.co.jp/shop/shop03 (Japanese Only)

Budget: Lunch 1,000 JPY to 1,999 JPY Dinner 4,000 JPY to 4,999 JPY

Tendan (天壇)

Tendan prepares yakiniku in traditional Kyoto style with their famous sirloin cuts and karubi short ribs still on the bone to get that maximum taste of meat on the bone flavor. Their grilled meats are paired with the in-house specialty Tare dipping soup. Tare draws out the savory flavor of the beef. Tendan has become a timely treat as lunch courses include choice meat cuts, unlimited rice and Korean buffet dishes such as stewed beef tendon, pancakes, salads, and kimchi.

Address: 10F Duplex Ginza Tower, 5-13-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Telephone Number: 03-5551-1129

Business Hours: Lunch 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (LO @ 2:30 PM) Dinner 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM (LO @ 11:00 PM) Open All-Year-Round

Website: http://www.tendan.co.jp/english/ginza/index.html

Budget: Lunch 1,000 JPY to 1,999 JPY Dinner 8,000 JPY to 9,999 JPY

Matsuo Genghis Khan Ginza (松尾ジンギスカン銀座)

Matsuo Genghis Khan is an Izakaya style yakiniku and Mongolian barbecue restaurant. They serve Mongolian technique of grilling meat with aromatic vegetables and different kinds of salads. They offer a lunch buffet, lunch courses and Special Lunch menus on the weekends. Meat cuts are marinated in a special sauce that enhances the flavor of the beef and other Mongolian delicacies such as mutton. Grilled aromatic vegetables soak in the flavor of the caramelized meat bits and sauce. The smell of the different flavors is enough to entice even the pickiest eater. The food and set courses are reasonably priced.

Address: Cheers-Ginza 2F, 5-9-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Telephone Number: 03-3572-2989

Business Hours: Monday to Sunday Lunch 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (LO @ 2:30 PM) Dinner 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM (LO @ 11:00 PM)

Website: http://www.matsuo1956.jp/shop/ginza/ (Japanese Only)

Budget: Lunch 1,000 JPY to 1,999 JPY Dinner 4,000 JPY to 4,999 JPY

The Japanese find ways to innovate something from other cultures and letting it evolve into their own. Yakiniku is the best example that exemplifies quality in meat and other ingredients. Try one or two of the 10 best Yakiniku restaurants in Ginza, and you will understand the pride of Japanese farmers in breeding the best cattle in the world.