Feast on Wagyu in Ueno! This Yakiniku Restaurant Serves up Premium A4 Beef for a Great Deal!

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Wagyū is now popular worldwide, and when visiting Japan, indulging in authentic wagyu is a must.

Located in Ueno, “USHIHACHI Ueno” (hereinafter referred to as “USHIHACHI”) is a yakiniku restaurant where you can savor reasonably priced, carefully selected Wagyu.

In addition to their course meals, the restaurant also boasts a variety of wagyu assortments and creative dishes. We’d like to introduce three especially popular ones below.

If you want to enjoy Wagyu affordably, try an assorted wagyu platter!

The “USHIHACHI Ittō Mori (8 kinds)” (ittō refers to entire cow and mori assortment in Japanese) features a selection of eight different cuts, making it a recommended menu for those who want to taste a variety of wagyu.

This reasonably priced set includes various wagyu cuts such as akami lean meat and karubi (Japan’s version of Korean kalbi or galbi) short rib, providing a well-balanced assortment.


“USHIHACHI 一頭盛(8種),” USHIHACHI Ittō Mori (8 kinds) 6,556 JPY for 2 persons (tax included)

With the exception of the consistently present jōmino (rumen, a stomach portion) and the shimacho (large intestine), the contents of the platter may vary depending on the availability of the wagyu.

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One remarkable feature of the platter is the inclusion of rare cuts. Since the restaurant purchases A4 or higher-grade wagyu as a whole, you can enjoy these at an affordable price.

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At the restaurant’s entrance is a showcase of blocks of wagyu

Each cut is meticulously selected and appraised for quality, boasting excellent marbling and texture.

The elegant presentation adds a touch of sophistication, creating a special dining experience.

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The meats are seasoned differently based on the cut.

Particularly, the well-marbled short rib is recommended with a touch of wasabi. It brings a refreshing aftertaste, enhancing the sweetness of the marbling.

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The “Specialty 3-Second Seared Melting Wagyu” will melt in your mouth!

The “Specialty 3-Second Seared Melting Wagyu” is a must-try dish that will hook you from the first bite!

One of the reasons it captivates so many people is its melt-in-your-mouth texture.

“名物 とろ肉3秒炙り,” Specialty 3-Second Seared Melting Wagyu 1,089 JPY (tax included)

Seared for just three seconds, the marbled fat literally melts in your mouth.

The dish’s combination of medium-rare sirloin and sweet marbling creates an exquisite flavor. It’s no wonder that so many people become addicted to it.

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Staff will come to sear the meat at your table

The 3-Second Seared Melting Wagyu also comes with a set of bite-sized rice and a raw egg.

Coating the Wagyu generously with the egg enhances the richness, unlocking a different yet delightful taste.

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Pairing it with white rice offers two distinct flavors in one dish.

The harmony between the wagyu-infused egg and the white rice is truly outstanding!

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The “Cheese Meat” is loaded with delicious cheese accents!

One standout among the creative menu items is the “Chīzu Niku” (Japanese for “Cheese Meat”) a meat sushi using yukhoe (Korean-style beef tartare).

The yukhoe, seasoned with USHIHACHI’s special sauce, is lean and refreshing.

The special sauce features a sweet and savory seasoning with gochujang chili paste. After placing the yukhoe on the sushi rice, it’s topped off with shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

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“ちーずにく,” Cheese Meat 2 pieces 1,078 JPY (tax included)

The sweet yukhoe, combined with Parmigiano-Reggiano, adds richness and saltiness, creating an original flavor experience.

For an extra kick, you can add some pepper, providing a spicy accent.

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Cheese Meat is prepared with the server shaving Parmigiano-Reggiano right in front of you at your table, adding a live and entertaining element.

It’s a dish that’s enjoyable both to watch and to eat!

Why USHIHACHI is so highly recommended to foreign travelers

Aside from being able to enjoy high quality Japanese beef at a reasonable price, there’s another reason why USHIHACHI is recommended for foreign visitors to Japan.

That would be its spacious and stylish interior!

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USHIHACHI’s interior

Every seat is generously spaced, providing a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It’s perfect for families, groups of friends, or multiple people dining together. The restaurant’s modern and well-designed atmosphere gives off a sense of luxury.

Moreover, the menu is available not only in Japanese but also in English and Chinese, an appealing feature for diners from overseas.

During your sightseeing in Japan, a visit to USHIHACHI is sure to help you make some special memories and experiences!


Store name USHIHACHI 上野店
Address FUNDES Ueno 10F, 7-2-4 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access Ueno Station(UEN) 1-minute walk from Ueno Station Central Gate Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY05)
  • JR Ueno-Tokyo Line(JJ01・JU02)
  • JR Utsunomiya Line(JU02)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK30)
  • JR Joban Line(JJ01)
  • JR Takasaki Line(JU02)
  • JR Narita Line
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G16)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H18)
  • Akita Shinkansen
  • Jōetsu Shinkansen
  • Tohoku Shinkansen
  • Hokuriku-Shinkansen
  • Hokkaido Shinkansen
  • Yamagata Shinkansen

Keisei Ueno Station 5-minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station Main Exit
  • Keisei Line(KS01)
  • Hokusō Line
  • Keisei Narita Skyaccess
Phone number 03-5830-8829
Reservations Accepted
Official website, Phone, Tabelog, GURUNAVI, Hot Pepper Gourmet, OZmall, DM (Instagram)
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(Amerian Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money not accepted
  • Electronic money not accepted
  • QR code payment(Alipay・au PAY・d Payment・PayPay・WeChat Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
3,000 JPY charge for private dining room seats
Hours Mon-Fri. 11:30-15:00(last order 14:30), 17:00-23:00(last order 22:30)
Sat-Sun. & nat’l holidays 11:30-15:00(last order 14:30), 16:00-23:00(last order 22:30)
Closed No fixed holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 88 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website https://www.ushi8.net/
Other information
  • Menus and a mobile app for ordering is available with English, Chinese, and Japanese language only
  • Please ask staff about vegan or vegetarian menus; no allergy-friendly menus or halal menus
  • Wheelchair-accessible (there are steps at the entrance)
  • Take-out service and delivery service are available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of February 2024.