If you've ever dreamed of eating as much premium, A5 wagyu (Japanese beef) as your heart desires without spending a fortune, 'Iidabashi Batake' in Iidabashi, Tokyo might be just what you're looking for. The restaurant specializes in wagyu shabu-shabu, and offers several all-you-can-eat options at a very reasonable price!
'Iidabashi Batake' is a shabu-shabu restaurant located a mere 1-minute walk from Iidabashi Station. The focus here is on providing customers with fantastic value by offering high-quality meat and seasonal vegetables in all-you-can-eat courses. Iidabashi Batake specializes in wagyu, including Kobe beef and Matsuzaka beef, so choosing a course that includes this premium meat is definitely recommended.
¥3,980 All-You-Can-Eat Shabu-Shabu Plan (Includes A5 Kobe Beef!)
Would you like to eat A5-rank Kobe beef shabu-shabu? Would you like to eat as much as you want? Would you like to spend less than ¥5,000 for the meal? If you answered yes to all of the above questions, then this is the course for you! For just ¥3,980 (tax excluded), this 2-hour all-you-can-eat course features A5 Kobe beef, tongue shabu, premium pork sirloin and belly, chicken thigh meat, and seven kinds of vegetables that you can cook shabu-shabu style. The restaurant recommends cooking each thinly sliced piece in the hot pot for about 3 seconds so that the meat is still quite rare. Of course, you can choose to cook it longer if you prefer, which is the great thing about shabu-shabu!
Premium pork belly included with the course
In addition to the shabu-shabu items, there is a large menu of awesome side dishes, after-shabu dishes, and desserts. In total, the course includes 49 different items that can be ordered as many times as you like! All-you-can-drink plans can also be added to the meal. All-you-can-drink soft drinks are an extra ¥399, beer and other basic alcoholic drinks are an extra ¥599, and a more extensive alcohol menu including Japanese whiskey and shochu is an additional ¥1,000.
Treat Yourself to the ¥10,000 Premium Wagyu Shabu-Shabu Course
If you want a course that really focuses on exquisite, top-quality beef, the 'Kobe and Matsuzaka Beef Shabu-Shabu Course' is highly recommended. At ¥10,000, it's quite a bit more expensive than the course introduced above, but it's worth it if you're hoping to experience several types and cuts of wagyu.
The course features beautifully marbled A5 rank Kobe and Matsuzaka beef.
Instead of just one type of wagyu, this course features A5 ranked beef from Kobe and Matsuzaka, another area that is famous for its beef. You can compare the two types of beef and see how they differ in flavor and texture! The course also includes premium Iwachu pork from Iwate prefecture, vegetables, and a finishing course of special meat sushi! It is unquestionably a luxurious course that is well worth trying!
Exciting Side Items!
There are a few very interesting side items at Iidabashi Batake that are worth ordering!
Wagyu Uni Rolls
Wagyu Uni Rolls, ¥1,280
These beautiful rolls pack an umami punch! Lightly seared wagyu is wrapped around radish greens and topped with a luscious piece of uni(sea urchin). It's a luxurious combination of ingredients that is a treat to experience!
Onion Blossom, ¥780
A whole onion is sliced like a flower and deep fried to create this lovely appetizer. The 'pedals' can be torn off and dipped into the special mayo aurora sauce. It is quite a large onion, so this is a good appetizer to share with the table.
Wagyu Veggie Skewer
Wagyu Veggie Skewer, ¥790
This premium wagyu and veggie skewer offers the chance to try a thicker piece of beef compared with the shabu-shabu beef. The beautiful marbling makes the meat extremely tender and wonderful to bite into.
Seasonal Veggies and Wagyu Stone Pot Rice, ¥680/1 serving, ¥1,280/2 servings
Chunks of wagyu and seasonal vegetables are cooked with rice in a special broth inside of a stone pot to make this special dish. The wonderful fat from the beef combines with the broth to give the vegetables and rice an amazing flavor that has to be experienced!
Visiting Iidabashi Batake
Idabashi Batake is located on the 7th floor of the Daiwa Building, just one minute from Iidabashi Station. If you're planning on going, it's a good idea to make a reservation. Check out their page for more information or click the link below for help making a reservation.