Yakiniku Inoue Ginza Is the Spot for Luxurious Wagyu Beef at a Friendly Price in Tokyo!

Yakiniku Inoue Ginza

Among the many areas in Tokyo, Ginza is particularly known for its concentration of high-end fashion brand stores.

In Ginza, even the dining establishments exude sophistication and refinement.

“Yakiniku Inoue Ginza” (hereafter referred to as “Yakiniku Inoue”) is a yakiniku (Japanese grilled meat cuisine) restaurant with a modern and impressive interior design.

The restaurant offers carefully selected Kuroge wagyū (a prized Japanese cattle breed also known as Japanese Black) in a number of dishes infused with a sense of playfulness.

Yakiniku Inoue Ginza

The signature karubi is top-grade meat with a melt-in-your-mouth texture

Karubi (Japan’s version of Korean kalbi or galbi) short rib, is one of the most popular cuts of meat when it comes to yakiniku.

The karubi at Yakiniku Inoue boasts a pale pink color with delicate marbling, indicative of its high quality.

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“黒毛和牛カルビ,” Kuroge Wagyu Karubi 1,200 JPY (tax included)

The restaurant pays special attention to the cutting of the meat, ensuring the karubi is neither too thick nor too thin, but just the right size.

This results in the perfect amount of fat remaining after grilling, creating a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

At the same time, the meat retains a tender and soft bite, really showcasing the skilled cutting techniques used at Yakiniku Inoue.

Yakiniku Inoue Ginza

The flair added to the yukhoe’s presentation is such a fun twist!

After savoring the delicious essence of the grilled meat, be sure to try one of the restaurant’s playful à la carte dishes.

The restaurant’s “Instant Smoked Yukhoe” is a specialty dish that has been generating quite a bit of buzz on social media.

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“瞬間燻製ユッケ,” Instant Smoked Yukhoe 1,800 JPY (tax included)

When it arrives at your table, it may initially resemble yukhoe (Korean style raw meat tartare), which is a common sight at yakiniku restaurants.

However, the reason the Instant Smoked Yukhoe has become such a hot topic is this:

A server prepares a mist-filled bubble using a special bubble gun, and when salt is sprinkled on top, the bubble bursts, releasing a unique smoky aroma.

The meat used is the rare and tender tri-tip, which is cut from the thigh area and contains a good amount of fat, resulting in a soft and supple texture.

Additionally, it’s topped with red and green onions, providing a crunchy contrast in texture.

Mix it well with the egg yolk, and you can enjoy an interplay of textures between all the ingredients.

Yakiniku Inoue Ginza

The lunch menu lets you enjoy luxurious rice bowls at reasonable prices.

At Yakiniku Inoue, the lunchtime-exclusive “Wagyu Hitsumabushi Set” is also quite popular. It’s inspired by hitsumabushi, a famous regional dish in Nagoya featuring eel served over rice that’s enjoyed in three different ways: plain, with condiments, and topped with flavorful broth. As the name suggests, Yakiniku Inoue uses wagyu in place of eel.

Yakiniku Inoue Ginza

“和牛櫃まぶし御膳,” Wagyu Hitsumabushi Set 2,000 JPY (tax included)

Tender slices of Japanese Kuroge wagyu roast beef are served atop a bed of rice, drizzled with a sweet sauce made from fruit.

The meat is remarkably tender, and the more you chew, the more the umami flavors are released, resulting in an exquisite taste.

Yakiniku Inoue Ginza

The set also comes with onsen tamago (Japanese hot spring soft-boiled egg), grated yam, asparagus namul, furikake (rice seasoning), and wasabi.

One of the reasons the set is so popular is that you can customize it with these various toppings and enjoy it in different ways.

Start by pouring the egg over the roast beef in the bowl. This is a recommended combination, with the egg adding a mellow flavor and deepening the richness of the dish.

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The smooth texture of the grated yam provides a nice contrast, and its refreshing aftertaste helps balance the robust flavor of the roast beef.

Yakiniku Inoue Ginza

Finally, pour in the beef bone broth. It’s recommended to add in furikake and wasabi to your liking.

The broth has a rich flavor yet a refreshing aftertaste, so it doesn’t feel too heavy even when paired with the fatty roast beef.

Yakiniku Inoue Ginza

The Wagyu Hitsumabushi Set is a hearty and satisfying meal, but the variety of ways to enjoy it makes it difficult to stop eating until the very last bite.

The luxurious Yakiniku Inoue offers private dining rooms where you can enjoy a relaxing meal

Yakiniku Inoue sources its Japanese Kuroge wagyu beef from producers across Japan, visiting them personally.

However, it’s not considered a rarity these days for yakiniku restaurants to prioritize high-quality meat.

What sets Yakiniku Inoue apart is its attention to detail, not only in the quality of the meat but also in the presentation and preparation of their unique dishes, as seen with their Instant Smoked Yukhoe.

Furthermore, to make the dining experience even more special, the restaurant has put great care into the interior design, offering a number of private rooms where guests can enjoy their meal in a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere.

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Yakiniku Inoue’s interior

Designed with the theme of “bringing joy to people who are important to you,” Yakiniku Inoue is a restaurant you’ll want to visit with someone special.

The dishes here are undoubtedly delicious, but the entire time spent here is bound to become a cherished memory.

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Yakiniku Inoue’s exterior


Store name 焼肉いのうえ 銀座店
Yakiniku Inoue Ginza
Address 1-6-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access Ginza-itchōme Station 2-minute walk from Exit 5
  • Tokyo-Metro Yurakucho Line(Y19)

Ginza Station 6-minute walk from Exit A9
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G09)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H09)
  • Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line(M16)

Yūrakuchō Station 6-minute walk from Yūrakuchō Station Kyōbashi Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY30)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK25)
  • JR Negishi Line(JK25)
Phone number 050-3201-6421
Reservations Accepted
Phone, Tabelog, Ikyu Restaurant
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・Rakuten Edy)
  • QR Code payment(PayPay・QUICPay)
Service charge/Table charge Service charge (lunchtime) 5%, service charge (dinnertime) 10%
Hours Mon-Fri 11:30-15:00(last order 14:00), 17:00-23:00(22:00)
Sat-Sun & Nat’l holidays 11:30-23:00(22:00)
Sat-Sun. & Nat’l holidays lunchtime 11:30-15:00(last order 14:00)
Closed No fixed holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 54 seats
14 table seats, 40 private dining room seats
Smoking Smoking is allowed in private dining rooms only
Official website https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13285252/
Other information
  • Menus are available with Japanese and English language only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus; no vegan, vegetarian, or halal menus
  • Wheelchair-accessible (there are steps within the restaurant)
  • Take-out service and delivery service are unavailable
  • 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.