In the Meguro-Gotanda area and hungry for meat? No worries – this carnivore heaven is just a quick walk away. Their spicy appetisers prepare you for their masterpiece, the kuroge wagyu beef tongue (¥1,500), a rare, gently elastic delicacy that everyone should sample at least once. Penny-pinchers might want to choose the five-course set (¥3,500), a combination of rare delights soaked in slightly sweet barbecue-style sauce. We'll even let you in on a secret: it's not on the menu, but staff will serve beef sweetbread if asked.
In a remarkable twist, the culinary scene in Tokyo has undergone a significant turn toward healthy, vegetarian options in recent years, with trends like raw food and macrobiotic cuisine making inroads. On the other hand, dessert crazes, most notably the pancake and kakigori booms, have captured the imaginations of city foodies and crowded out many traditional favourites. Nevertheless, Tokyo remains a heaven for us carnivores as well, and the booming yakiniku (grilled meat) sector is proof of this. Reviewed by a meat master who has eaten at well over 500 yakiniku joints, this list of Tokyo's top ten barbecue restaurants has all the info you'll need for a luxuriously meaty night out with family or friends.
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