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Best Wagyu in Tokyo

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Wagyu, the umbrella term for Japan’s native breeds of beef, has gained immense popularity all over the world. The crème de la crème of wagyu, the marbled meat of Kuroge beef is the pinnacle of beef excellence sought by epicures everywhere. Brands such as Kobe beef and Matsuzaka beef are bred under the personal care of producers to yield their beautiful marbled texture. Melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, rich in umami and profoundly flavorful, wagyu has long captured the imagination and tastebuds of diners. Here, we invite you to explore a variety of establishments famed for their wagyu, from sukiyaki shops to specialized beef restaurants.

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Updated on 19 June 2024
Oniku Karyu
7F, 1-14-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, 104-0061 Tokyo
¥¥¥¥ · Beef

Omakase dining as only a chef who’s passionate about wagyu can offer. A medley of Western and Japanese beef preparations includes nigiri and temaki sushi, beef stew, roast beef and more. Savor the depth of wagyu by trying it through multiple different dishes.

2F, 4-11-25 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, 106-0031 Tokyo
¥¥¥¥ · Japanese

Weaving beef cuisine into kaiseki highlights wagyu’s inimitable appeal. Beef-tail spring rolls, chargrilled beef tongue and tenderloin cutlets attest to the Towa’s boundless imagination.

Kappo Ryu
B1F, 4-26-12 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, 107-0062 Tokyo
¥¥¥ · Japanese

Seafood and wagyu are this restaurant’s specialities. Chargrilled beef tongue is the go-to item, it is joined on the menu by wagyu stylings such as cutlet sandwiches and hot pots. The blessing of wagyu and seasonal seafood under one roof is sheer joy.

B1F, 2-24-14 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, 106-0031 Tokyo
¥¥¥¥ · Beef

Jo is a ‘beef kappo,’ and it's all about beef. Chargrilled steak is the main event, accompanied by other seasonal ingredients. Rib roast appears as nigiri sushi, chateaubriand in a cutlet sandwich. Jo finds clever ways to introduce a wide variety of cuts while showcasing the magnificence of wagyu.

3-6-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, 101-0021 Tokyo
¥¥¥ · Sukiyaki

Founded as a butcher’s shop in 1879, Ishibashi applies the discernment it has cultivated as a long-running enterprise to gather wagyu from regions around Japan. Their secret sauce is their sukiyaki stock which has been handed down over generations. Patrons can choose from two cuts: sirloin and marbled.

Kagurazaka Marutomi
3-4 Fukuromachi, Shinjuku-ku, 162-0828 Tokyo
¥¥¥ · Japanese

Iwate wagyu suffuses a menu of Japanese cuisine. Japanese culinary delights are showcased as part of a kaiseki presentation; assortment of creative wagyu dishes, including char-grilled tenderloin, cutlets and sukiyaki brings joy to the palate.

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