Back in the old days, the term ‘standing restaurant’ conjured up images of overworked salarymen cramming in soba noodles as quickly as possible during their strictly regulated breaks. But recently, standing bars and restaurants have become something of a trend and you can now enjoy a range of different cuisines on two feet. One of the most popular restaurants in the category is yakiniku restaurant Jiromaru, where singles can comfortably find a spot at the counter and enjoy a meal on their own.
Their selection of cuts changes daily but meat from Shiga and Nagano prefectures features heavily, and is displayed in a glass showcase resembling those found in sushi restaurants. It’s possible to order a single slice of any of the cuts, and you’ll probably find the thicker slices substantial enough that you only need a few of them. There’s sauce available too, but we recommend trying each cut on its own to begin with, so you can really get acquainted with the different flavours.
1-26-3 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||Daily 11.30am-5am|