Ueno is one of the best sightseeing spots in Tokyo and home to the famous Ueno Park. The district attracts a lot of tourists each year, especially during the cherry blossoms season. Aside from the many wonderful attractions, it is also a place where you can enjoy delicious food at anytime of the day.
For those who love to eat meat, yakiniku restaurants are always an option. In Japan, they take pride in serving high-quality meat, especially when it comes to yakiniku restaurants. Expect to be served the best cuts from High-Grade A5 Meat that are so tender, and juicy that will make you crave for more.
Check out these 10 yakiniku restaurants in Ueno for a meaty feast!
1. Yakiniku Hanmonten (焼肉 板門店)
Yakiniku Hanmonten was founded in the 1950’s and still going strong up to this day. Their A5 High-Grade meat accompanied by their special homemade sauce never fails to leave a good impression. Whether you prefer their premium beef filet mignon, short ribs, grilled tongue, or assorted premium yakiniku, you know that you will enjoy every bite. They also have “horse meat tartare” available if you want to taste something different for a change.
Address: 2-15-5 Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
2. Wagyu Yakiniku K Ueno (黒毛赤身肉専門店 焼肉 圭〜K〜 上野)
Wagyu Yakiniku K Ueno is only a 3-minute walk from JR Ueno Station. This yakiniku offers delicious yakiniku at a reasonable price. Their assorted Kuroge Wagyu beef cuts come with five parts of wagyu meat. Especially the thick-cut wagyu beef pieces are favored by many customers. Feel free to try the other dishes on their menu and enjoy value for money. They also have a good selection of wine that will make your yakiniku meal more enjoyable.
Address: 3-44-7 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
3. Yansando Ueno-Ekimae (陽山道 上野駅前店)
Yansando Ueno Ekimae has a high-class appeal that works well with a yakiniku restaurant. The quality of meat in this restaurant is excellent, and you can taste the richness with every piece of meat that you put on your plate. The meat also goes well with their side dishes like salad and kimchi. Overall, a great place to enjoy yakiniku alone or with a group of friends.
Address: 6-8-16 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo,
4. Yakiniku DINING GROW Ueno (焼肉DINING GROW 上野店)
Yakiniku DINING GROW Ueno offers a delicious assorted meat sushi + 10 kinds of Kuroge Wagyu Beef Cuts (assorted) course for those who are interested in an amazing feast! The meat is juicy, tender, and goes well with their wide selection of wine and sake. The staffs are very polite, friendly, and will assist you to the best of their abilities. A good yakiniku restaurant to visit after taking a stroll in the city.
Address: 2-6-4, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
5. A5-rank Wagyu Yakiniku FUJI Ueno (厳選A5黒毛和牛 焼肉フジ 上野本店)
A5-rank Wagyu Yakiniku FUJI Ueno is conveniently located near Ueno Station. They serve Kuroge Wagyu Beef, and the slices are quite thick. They also have an all-you-can-drink course that goes well for people who want to take their time and enjoy their meal. If you enjoy more variety, you can order their assorted yakiniku plate, which consists of beef, pork, and chicken.
Address: 7-8-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
6. Taishoen Ueno (上野太昌園 上野本店)
Taishoen is a popular yakiniku restaurant in Ueno. This yakiniku restaurant found in downtown Ueno has a high-class design and a very friendly atmosphere. Service is fast and efficient, which is perfect for those that don’t want to wait long before their meal is served. They also have an impressive collection of side dishes to accompany your main course. If you’re not careful, you will easily get full if you get carried away eating the side dishes.
Address: 2-8-6, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://taishoen.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
7. Yakiniku DINING Gyuse Ueno (焼肉DINING 牛勢 上野)
Yakiniku DINING Gyuse Ueno is a good option if you want to enjoy all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink set courses for yakiniku, which includes nationally produced beef, chicken, and pork. Ordering using the touch panel might be a bit daunting at first, but once you get used to it, everything is easy! Choose the course that fits your budget and enjoy a feast that would satisfy both you and your wallet.
Address: 2-12-9, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
8. NIKUNOMACHI Ueno (肉の街 上野)
NIKUNOMACHI Ueno is a yakiniku restaurant that is managed by a meat wholesaler, so the prices here are lower compared to other places. It is located on the 3rd floor of the Ueno Social Building that is just a stone throw away from the Ueno Station. This restaurant offers all-you-can-eat wagyu beef courses, which is reasonably priced. If you want to enjoy a filling yakiniku meal, then this restaurant might just be the place for you.
Address: 6-13-8, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
9. Nikuya-no Daidokoro Uenoten (肉屋の台所 上野店)
Nikuya-no Daidokoro Uenoten is located on the 7th floor of the Veritas Okanoeisen building, and just a minute walk from JR Ueno Station Hirokoji Exit. It is a good place to enjoy yakiniku while looking at the views of the surrounding area. Their all-you-can-eat set courses are perfect for people in large groups. An interesting point of this restaurant is that they offer so-called “meat parfait,” which put beef-cuts in a glass beautifully with a fireworks stick that looks like a parfait! If you want to entertain your friends for a yakiniku feast, this yakiniku restaurant would be a good place to start.
Address: Veritas Okanoeisen Bldg. 7F, 6-14-7 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
10. Gozoroppu Uenoten (五臓六腑 上野店)
Gozoroppu Uenoten is a yakiniku restaurant that offers not only yakiniku, but Horumon (Offal) and Motsunabe (Horumon Hot Pot) as well. It is an excellent place to go if you want to enjoy yakiniku and hotpot at the same time. The meat servings have a good volume, so you will be left satisfied with your order. You can also order beer and sake while enjoying the company of family or friends.
Address: 2-8-2, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
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