Many of you might be familiar with Teppanyaki. There are many Teppanyaki restaurants worldwide. It’s a style of Japanese cuisine which the chef grills meat, seafood, and vegetables on the huge iron griddle in front of customers. Delicious food and the performance of chefs together make the dining exciting and attractive.
You might think that Teppanyaki does not taste that different in Japan and in other parts of the world, but cooking fresh vegetables, wagyu beef (Japanese beef), and fresh seafood surrounded by the sea, tasting Teppanyaki in Japan definitely feel differently.
Here are 10 restaurants (note that all the restaurants are a bit pricy!) ensures best quality in Tokyo.
1. Ginza Ukaitei (銀座 うかい亭)
Vegetable, seafood, beef… all of them are perfect! They usually take course orders only, and content varies depending on the season and availability. The performance of the chef is entertaining enough too.
They also have lunch menu, which is a lot cheaper comparing to dinner.
Lunch comes with all you can eat dessert cart.
Ukaitei is also at Omotesando, near Tokyo station, and few more. English menu is available.
5-15-8 Jijitsushin Bld., Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Voyagin offers a reservation service for Ukaitei. Use this plan to secure your reservation to the restaurant! Check out Voyagin's website to find out details.
Find more teppanyaki restaurants in Ginza: 10 Best Teppanyaki in Ginza For Unforgettable Experience
2. Saga Gyu Kira (佐賀牛 季楽) in Ginza
Saga Gyu Kira is a Saga beef specialized Teppanyaki restaurant. Saga is a prefecture in Kyushu area. Saga beef is known for its high quality, and it’s rated 4 or above by Japan Meat Grading Association.
Their main dish is of course the mouth watering Saga beef, but other ones are delicious too!
They both have lunch and dinner menu. Both vary according to season. English menu is available.
5-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
3. Kisentei Tokyo Midtown (喜扇亭 東京ミッドタウン店) in Roppongi
Kisentei is run by Imahan, the biggest and oldest sukiyaki restaurant in Japan. Of their history, quality of wagyu beef is assurable. You will be able to view the garden of Tokyo Midtown. It will be very beautiful with Christmas lights from the end of November to Christmas day.
9-7-4, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
3F Tokyo Midtown Garden Terrace
4. Keyakizaka (けやき坂) in Roppongi
Keyakizaka is a restaurant in Grand Hyatt Tokyo. Teppanyaki style of Keyakizaka is a bit unique, you will pick what you want to grill from the display in the restaurant. You will be able to pick what you want!
6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
5. Kamon (嘉門) in Hibiya
Kamon is a restaurant in Imperial Hotel Tokyo, one of the oldest Hotel in Tokyo. Located in the highest floor of Imperial Hotel Tokyo, not only the food but the view is also very extremely beautiful.
Of course food is beautiful and delicious. Lunch come with all you can eat dessert.
1-1, Uchisaiwaicho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Main Bldg., 17th Floor
6. Matsunami (松波) in Asakusa
Matsunami offers the finest Kuroge (black hair) Wagyu Beef steak. They are wagyu cattle that exceed the quality requirement of A5 grade, which is the highest grade. They also offer courses that include both wagyu beef and fresh seafood. Enjoy dining at Matsunami would be a great plan to include in your day to stroll around the Asakusa area.
1-11-6, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
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7. Orca in Shinjuku
You can try teppanyaki at reasonable pricing in Orca. Although most teppanyaki restaurants in Tokyo are luxurious, Orca offers a more relaxing and casual atmosphere. But don't underestimate. Their quality of food is great, and the performance of chefs is enjoyable. Make sure to reserve the seat in front of the iron table to enjoy the most.
3-12-11, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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8. PANDORA in Shinjuku
PANDORA has a long history of more than 40 years and serving high-quality wagyu beef all the time. The long history proves that they have been loved by locals and tourists alike for a long time. They offer various courses and set meals to satisfy everyone. They also have various a la carte menus including shabu-shabu for those who are not in the mood for teppanyaki.
1-13-3, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
9. Tappan bar ITACHI in Shibuya
Teppan bar ITACHI allows everyone to enjoy teppanyaki grilled dishes casually. Their course menu that includes teppanyaki wagyu steak starts from 4,000 yen! If you want to try teppanyaki and various other menus, ITACHI is the place to go!
1-3, Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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10. Utagawanaru (ウダガワ成ル) in Shibuya
Utagawanaru is another casual dining where you can enjoy teppanyaki grills. The interesting point of this restaurant is that they offer unique teppanyaki grilled dishes. Those include Japanese style omelet, garlic edamame, grilled tofu, etc. They, of course, have wagyu beef; Ozaki Beef from Miyazaki Prefecture. You can also try different Japanese sake here, which is quite unusual for teppanyaki focused restaurants. Enjoy different dishes and Japanese sake here.
6-20, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo