Many of you might be familiar with Teppanyaki, with many Teppanyaki restaurants worldwide. It’s a style of Japanese cuisine which the chef grills vegetables, meat, and seafood on the iron griddle in front of customers. Delicious food and the performance of the chef together make the dinner 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, and fresh seafood surrounded by the sea, tasting Teppanyaki in Japan definitely taste differently.

Here are 5 restaurants (note that all the restaurants are a bit pricy!) ensures best quality in Tokyo.

1. Ginza Ukaitei (銀座 うかい亭)

Ukaitei’s iron griddle is round shape

Ukaitei’s iron griddle is round shape. From Instagram

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.

An example of lunch menu

An example of lunch menu. From Instagram

Lunch comes with all you can eat dessert cart.

The dessert cart you will encounter for lunch

The dessert cart you will encounter for lunch. From Instagram

Ukaitei is also at Omotesando, near Tokyo station, and few more. English menu is available.

Address:
5-15-8 Jijitsushin Bld., Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Tel:
03-3544-5252

Opening Hours:
Weekdays
Lunch 12:00p.m. – 14:00 p.m.  (Last call is at 14:00)
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  (Last call is at 21:00)
Weekends & Holidays
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Last call is at 15:00)
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Last call is at 21:00)
Closed on every Sundays from March 2016

Website:
http://www.ukai.co.jp/english/ginza/

2. Saga Gyu Kira in Ginza (佐賀牛 季楽)

Thick Saga beef

Thick Saga beef. From Instagram

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!

Isn’t this Saga beef mouth watering!?

Isn’t this Saga beef mouth watering!? From Instagram

They both have lunch and dinner menu. Both vary according to season. English menu is available.

Address:
5-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Tel:
03-5568-7080

Opening Hours:
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Website:
http://kira.saga-ja.jp/en/ginza/

3. Kamon in Hibiya (嘉門)

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.

The view from the seats of Kamon

The view from the seats of Kamon. From Instagram

Of course food is beautiful and delicious. Lunch come with all you can eat dessert.

Kamon’s menu

Kamon’s menu. From Instagram

Address:
1-1, Uchisaiwaicho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Main Bldg., 17th Floor

Tel:
+81-3-3539-8116

Hours:
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

4. Kisentei Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi (喜扇亭 東京ミッドタウン店)

Kisentei’s seats

Kisentei’s seats. From Instagram

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.

Beautiful beef dishes of Kisentei

Beautiful beef dishes of Kisentei. From Instagram

Address:
9-7-4, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
3F Tokyo Midtown Garden Terrace

Tel:
+81-3-5413-7988

Hours:
Mon to Sat 11:00 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.
Sun and National Holidays 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Website:
http://www.imahan.com/e-guide/kisentei_shop.html

5. Keyakizaka in Roppongi (けやき坂)

Keyakizaka in Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Keyakizaka in Grand Hyatt Tokyo. From Instagram

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!

Chef cooking at Keyakizaka in Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Chef cooking at Keyakizaka in Grand Hyatt Tokyo. From Instagram

Address:
6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo

Phone:
+81-03-4333-8782

Hours:
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
* Weekends & National Holidays until 3:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Website:
http://restaurants.tokyo.grand.hyatt.com/keyakizaka-restaurant/