Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!
Teppanyaki has become known worldwide in the recent years.
It is a Japanese style of cooking where meat (usually beef), seafood, vegetables are cooked on an iron griddle.
Teppan means an iron plate and yaki means grill in Japanese.
Usually, a chef will grill your food in the huge griddle right in front of you, and people are attracted to its flare and the performance aspect.
With teppanyaki in Japan, you can expect the best ingredients and the precise cooking that can maximize the flavor in your dish.
Here are top 5 Teppanyaki restaurant in Tokyo!
Local tells Top 5 best Teppanyaki Restaurants in Tokyo!Enjoy a fine dining experience!
1.The Innocent Carvery/ジ・イノセント カーベリーThe Innocent Carvery is located in a hip town of Roppongi, and features the best of Wagyu (Japanese Beef).
The Chefs of the Innocent Carvery are known to be the Wagyu specialists.
They have developed a deep relationship with producers all over Japan and they can get the best beef of various regional brands.
The knowledgeable chefs can guide you through everything you need to know about wagyu while they cook on your table.
Though they have a course menu where you can compare different wagyu beef (starting at ¥8,000), any beef enthusiast must try the special course menu from their “Meat Labo.”
In this special course, you will sit at the table in front of your chef and experience different parts of beef, cut and cooked different ways, right in front of your eyes while the Chef really allow you to experience the deep world of wagyu.
Chef’s table course is starting at ¥16,000 while Wagyu tasting course is at ¥10,000 but you will want to keep coming back for more.
The restaurant is located in Nishiazabu.
2.Teppanyaki Ten/鉄板焼き 天Teppanyaki Ten has 5 branches in Tokyo and 1 in Nagoya, each with a slightly different menu.
But if you want to enjoy a wide range of dishes beyond just beef, this is a good place.
They get the premium kuroge wagyu (premium high quality Japanese beef, usually branded.)from an esteemed meat shop in Ginza known to be able to procure the highest quality meat from all over Japan.
From Tsukiji market, the restaurant get such items as Japanese Ise lobsters and abalones.
At some branches you can also enjoy fluffy okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake).
They have anything you may desire from beef, vegetables, seafood, to cheese that can be perfectly cooked on the grill.
Ten’s Honmaru branch is located in Shinmarunouchi building, which is connected to Tokyo station.
Or it is a 3 minutes’ walk from Otemachi subway station or Nijubashi subway station.
3.Omi Beef Dining Iyasaka/近江牛 DINING いやさかOmi beef is known to be one of the top 3 branded Japanese beef in Japan along with Kobe beef.
Produced in the rich land of Shiga, Omi beef is known not only for its tenderness but also for its meaty texture and rich flavor.
Iyasaka also specializes in round/thigh meat which is a healthier portion of meat.
So this is perfect for those who feel that the premium marbled meat are too rich.
Iyasaka has a wide range of menu from steak, yakiniku of different parts to a la carte menu of organic vegetable dishes.
Iyasaka is also a halal certified restaurant.
So this is a safe place for our Muslim guests.
The restaurant is a 5 minutes’ walk from JR Osaki station.
Next,let’s go to the teppanyaki restaurant which is located inside Skytree!
4.Teppanyaki Matenrou/鉄板焼 摩天楼Located inside Skytree, the tallest building in Japan, what you will experience is beyond teppanyaki of the premium ingredients.
You will enjoy the superb and the most scenic dining experience with the view of the entire city from the 31st floor.
You will be able to savoir the best quality beef, lobster, sea urchin, abalone.
Matenrou has a steak lunch that you can enjoy the premium steak for ¥3,800.
For dinner, “omakase” or chef’s recommendation is a way to go.
With ¥13,420, you will get a crab salad, grilled abalone, lobster, beef and another main dish, rice, soup and dessert.
I am sure you will be entertained with the Chef’s performance, view from the windows, and the food.
In order to get to Matenrou, you take a metro line to Oshiage station.
5.Kobe Steak Ishida, Ginza shop/神戸牛すてーき Ishida 銀座店Kobe beef is one of the top 3 branded beef in Japan and perhaps the most popular one overseas.
Ishida, being a butcher shop, can obtain the premium cuts relatively cheap.
Located in a luxurious dining hall, Ginza Grand Premium Hall, Ishida offers about 10 seats on its counter, where you can be entertained with the chef’s cooking right in front of you.
In the common dining hall overlooking the city of Ginza, you can order from the limited menu of Ishida along with the menus from other 10 well-known sushi, tempura, seafood, chicken grill restaurants.
This might be a perfect setting for those traveling with a non-beef enthusiast!
At the Ishida’s counter, of course you would want to try Kobe beef steak course.
Ishida is located inside Ginza 6 building off Ginza metro station.
Top 5 best Teppanyaki Restaurants in Tokyo
- The Innocent Carvery ・・・ The knowledgeable chefs can guide you through everything you need to know about wagyu while they cook on your table.
- Teppanyaki Ten・・・They have anything you may desire from beef, vegetables, seafood, to cheese that can be perfectly cooked on the grill.
- Omi Beef Dining Iyasaka・・・Iyasaka also specializes in round/thigh meat which is a healthier portion of meat.
- Teppanyaki Matenrou・・・You will enjoy the superb and the most scenic dining experience with the view of the entire city from the 31st floor.
- Kobe Steak Ishida, Ginza shop・・・Located in a luxurious dining hall, Ginza Grand Premium Hall, Ishida offers about 10 seats on its counter, where you can be entertained with the chef’s cooking right in front of you.
I hope you’ll have a great Teppanyaki experience in Tokyo!
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