Updated: November 07, 2019
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Sukiyaki Restaurants in Tokyo Are A Must Try!

Sukiyaki is a Japanese dish that is prepared and served in a hotpot style pot. Sukiyaki usually consists of thinly sliced beef, which is slowly cooked or simmered with vegetables. The ingredients are usually dipped in a small bowl of raw, beaten eggs after being cooked in the pot. Sukiyaki is a must try, delicious staple Japanese dish!! Here is a list of the best Sukiyaki restaurants in Tokyo!

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Imahan Sukiyaki

1-minute walk from Ningyocho Station, Hibiya Line, Imahan is a delicious sukiyaki restaurant. It has Japanese style private rooms, you can also sit at a table or at the counter. The quality of the beef is outstanding. A sukiyaki course is between ¥12,960-¥21,600; Lunch is about ¥10,000.


This restaurant is a short walk from Suehirocho Station, Ishibashi is more than 100 years old and has a very authentic Japanese atmosphere. It is said to be the best sukiyaki restaurant in Japan, as it is the only one-starred Sukiyaki/Shabushabu Michelin restaurant. A sukiyaki dinner course is around ¥10,000 (excluding service charge).


Hiyama is right next to Ningyocho station. The atmosphere is very comfortable, and although the staff doesn't speak English, they are very welcoming and accommodating. The beef is melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
The Sukiyaki course is between ¥9,720-¥14,040; for lunch it's between ¥7,560-¥11,880.


Oumigenji is in Kabukicho, between the Seibu-Shinjuku station and the Higashi-Shinjuku station. This restaurant is great, the atmosphere is authentic and the staff is very helpful! The owner, Masato-san is very welcoming and speaks great English! A must visit in Shinjuku!
The sukiyaki dinner course is around ¥10,000.


Nabezou has branches all over Tokyo and surely has one close to you. This restaurant is not only affordable but delicious. It's ¥4,600 for a sukiyaki or shabushabu all-you-can-eat option. Everything is fresh and delicious and the staff is helpful. This restaurant is great for those who want to have an exquisite Japanese meal in Tokyo without breaking the bank!


Kisoji is a great place to have delicious shabu shabu or sukiyaki with Japanese beef. They have branches all over Tokyo, and even in Japan, so be sure to check it out!
You can also have wagyu courses from 5,400-7,776 yen, depending on the amount of marbled beef you want with your sukiyaki!


Now, if you want the top-notch experience, you should try it with Kobe beef. It will truly make it a memorable culinary experience.
Seryna in Roppongi is a great place to try Kobe beef sukiyaki. The Kobe beef sukiyaki is ¥20,520.

Ginza Rangetsu

Ginza Rangetsu was established in 1947 in the post-war business district of Ginza and has kept a traditional atmosphere. Rangetsu is quite a luxurious restaurant with a large hall and a 320 seat capacity. The sukiyaki lunch courses range from 4,900-14,000 yen and evening courses range from 8,000-18,000 yen. You do get great value for your money, however. The sukiyaki comes with selected Japanese premium beef and the store also is famous for its snow crab which amazingly good and sought after. Come here for an exquisite authentic traditional taste and ambiance.

Basara 婆娑羅

For a slightly different kind of sukiyaki, you should definitely consider Basara. Their original - and super popular - wagyu sukiyaki is tomato-based. It gives a bit of an Italian cuisine taste that works extremely well. Their dinner sukiyaki course is ¥6,500 and includes some of the most beautiful seasonal entrees.

Basara is in the Ginza area near Kyobashi station.

Rokkasen 六歌仙

Rokkasen is a 2-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station. You can enjoy shabu shabu, yakiniku or sukiyaki at Rokkasen. They were awarded a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor three consecutive years. And they were the best-rated restaurant in Shinjuku, out of 7,490 restaurants that's quite incredible! For the sukiyaki dinner course, you can, for example, choose the "Heian course" for ¥7,020/person; it includes sukiyaki meat, crab, rice, dessert, etc.

Sasaki 佐々木

Sasaki is a shabu shabu and sukiyaki restaurant which is run by a butcher. So, you can enjoy exquisite meat cuts at a very reasonable price for lunch, the sukiyaki set is only 1,000 yen! Dinner starts at 8,000 for the sukiyaki course.

Shabu Sai しゃぶ菜

Shabu Sai is a restaurant where they offer all-you-can-eat Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki! You can eat fresh vegetables and meat with two different types of dashi (soup stock). They are really popular for the variety of vegetables and side dishes that they offer. If you are looking for a casual, good but reasonable sukiyaki experience, this is where to go!
The all-you-can-eat course is between ¥1,899 and ¥3,399, depending on the day of the week or the plan you choose.

Dontei どん亭

You can enjoy both shabu shabu and sukiyaki at Dontei. It would be a good chance to try out these two popular dishes at the same time. The menu is reasonably priced, starting from 2,090 yen for 120 minutes for either shabu shabu or sukiyaki.


Ibuki is a quality sukiyaki restaurant located very close to the Shinjuku Station's South Exit. This restaurant is quite small so you might have to make a reservation before-hand, or the very nice staff might be able to squeeze you in somewhere. Some say that is is the best sukiyaki they've ever had, which is quite incredible at that price. A sukiyaki meal is about 4,000 yen.

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    Lili Wanderlust
    I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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