While yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurants mostly cater to group dining, the multi-branch Yakiniku Like chain offers solo-diner grills – with great success. Today, it has restaurants across Tokyo, including Shinbashi, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Akihabara and Ueno; most outlets also offer a few tables for two.
The menu is highly customisable: choose your cut of beef (or that one pork option) and the quantity, with prices starting from just ¥220 per 50g. Add another ¥200 for a bowl of rice (refillable between 11am to 5pm), soup and kimchi. The set meals are even more affordable; the cheapest of which is only ¥580 for 100g of meat plus the aforementioned accompaniments.