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A Wonderland for Meat Lovers: Shibuya Niku Yokocho! (Restaurant)

Japanese beef is one of the most expensive foods in Japan, as it is famous for its high quality and delicious taste. Japanese beef is very tasty and juicy, giving you amelting sensation inside your mouth. You should definitely try Japanese beef while you’re in Japan, and Shibuya Niku Yokocho will give you the opportunities to enjoy it in various ways! Image Source: Weekly

Shibuya Niku Yokocho is a wonderland for meat lovers, as it occupies 24 different vendors selling meat, which are cooked and served in various ways. This wonderland is located in Chitose Kaikan, which is just a 5-minute walk from Shibuya station, Hachiko exit. The meat here can be bought at a low price, which also makes this spot very famous among youngsters and business men (salary men).


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The concept of the Yokocho is the Showa period (1926-1989) of Japan, and you can feel the retro atmosphere as you enter the building. Among 24 meat vendors, I decided to focus on vendors that are famous for its high quality meat and unique menu. Our first choice will be ‘Nikumaruen’, a place where you can enjoy shabu shabu for 290 JPY per plate, and 30-minute all you can drink menu that includes draft beer for 290 JPY. Besides its shabu shabu, I would strongly recommend you to try the grilled intestines (yaki horumon; 焼きホルモン) and the beef tendon stew. 

Our second choice will be ‘Nikuhiroba’ where you can enjoy an all you can eat for both yakiniku and the a la carte menu for 2480 JPY per person, and ladies can enjoy the all you can drink menu for free. When visiting ‘Nikuhiroba’, don’t forget to try its buffalo chicken salad and stewed spare ribs! Our third choice will be ‘Devil’ a Churrasco specialty store that offers you tempting Churrasco menu and cheese bread. During happy hour (open – 7.p.m.) on weekdays, visitors will have the opportunity to buy the food at cheaper prices, and also will have the chance to get one free Churrasco for ordering 1 drink and 1 food other than Churrasco. 

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We also recommend you to visit ‘Nikutennokuni’, which is famous for its tempura meat (deep-fried light battered meat) and sushi. The pork tempura and the chicken tempura are really great, and you should try the cold meat-filled tomato which is very delicious! ‘Nikutennokuni’ also offers 50% discount for all drinks during happy hour (until 7.p.m.) to its customers. It also uses organic vegetables as its ingredients and only uses Canola oil to fry its food.

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Last, but not least, we would like to recommend ‘Niku Sushi’, a sushi restaurant that uses high quality Japanese beef as its main ingredients. You can try many different types of beef sushi and sashimi that melts right away in your mouth. The quality of the beef is very nice, so it is safe for you to eat the beef sushi raw.

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There are 24 meat vendors at Shibuya Niku Yokocho, and we only mentioned 5 of them. You can find a vendor that only sells karaage (Japanese fried chicken), yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), or Thai food. Each vendor sells a different type of meat, which is cooked differently. Shibuya Niku Yokocho is definitely a wonderland for meat lovers, and even if you’re not one of them, we recommend you to visit this place to enjoy cheap meat dishes! Find more information about wagyu the Japanese beef here, and find other cool yakiniku spots here!


Shibuya Niku Yokocho:

Chitose Kaikan 2F
13-18 Udagawa-cho
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Information: MapOfficial Website

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Hello, my name is Katie and I’ve lived in Japan for almost 10 years. You will see many reviews about things in Japan that you will never find in guide books for tourists, and I will take you to see both the prettiest and the ugliest side of Japan!

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