This Tokyo Solo Yakiniku Restaurant Is One of Akihabara’s Best Deals! Get Great Meat on a Budget at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

Tokyo boasts numerous restaurants catering to solo diners. A prime example of this would be yakiniku (Japanese grilled meat cuisine) restaurants with individual tables equipped with grills.

Located just a short walk from Kanda Station and about a 10-minute walk from Akihabara Station, “Hitori Yakiniku Gyūton” offers a layout and menu that’s easy for solo diners to enjoy.

Yakiniku at Hitori Yakiniku Gyūton

Leisurely solo yakiniku with individual grills in Tokyo

Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton offers a variety of set menus that include meat, rice, soup, and kimchi. The set menus don’t just offer one type of meat, but assortments of 2-6 types.

Each portion is about 50-75g of meat, allowing solo diners to compare and savor different types.

Premium Gyuton Set at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

“プレミアムぎゅーとんセット,” Premium Gyuton Set 2,000 JPY (tax included)

The “Premium Gyuton Set,” priced at 2,000 JPY (tax included), is one of the most popular sets, featuring six types of meat.

This set gained popularity among Korean tourists after being introduced by a Korean YouTuber, resulting in a surge in visits from them.

Premium Gyuton Set at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

(from the top, clockwise) premium karubi (Japan’s version of Korean kalbi or galbi), skirt steak, beef loin

Premium Gyuton Set at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

(from the top, clockwise) pork karubi, pork belly, pork shoulder loin

There are four types of condiments available for your grilled meat: lemon juice, the restaurant’s original “authentic yakiniku sauce,” “garlic & fruit sauce,” and “yangnyeom sauce.”

The authentic yakiniku sauce is crafted to appeal to a wide audience, with a flavor profile emphasizing sweetness and richness, blending soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and apple.

Yakiniku Sauce at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

(left) authentic yakiniku sauce, (center) garlic & fruit sauce, (right) yangnyeom sauce

It’s also recommended to customize the basic authentic yakiniku sauce with wasabi or grated garlic to suit your taste.

Condiments at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

(left) wasabi, (right) grated garlic

The garlic & fruit sauce, as the name suggests, combines six types of fruits with garlic, and adds gochujang for a flavor accent.

It has a refreshing sweetness while also offering a mild richness from the garlic and gochujang.

Premium Gyuton Set at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

The yangnyeom sauce, developed in response to the restaurant’s high number of Korean customers, offers a sweeter twist on the traditional spicy Korean seasoning.

Ordering meat à la carte is another treat at the restaurant!

Aside from set menus, you can also order individual meats to your liking.

Beef tongue at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

“牛タン(100g),” beef tongue (100 g / 3.5 oz) 1,400 JPY (tax included)

The beef tongue has the characteristic crisp texture of grilled tongue while remaining tender and smooth.

Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton is particular about texture, slicing meat to different thicknesses depending on the cut.

It’s this pursuit of the best possible texture that makes their meat so delicious.

Skirt steak at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

“ハラミ(100g),” skirt steak (100 g / 3.5oz) 700 JPY (tax included)

The skirt steak is a lean and tender cut, and is particularly popular among international diners.

And of course, no yakiniku experience is complete without a drink!

Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton offers a 30-minute all-you-can-drink service starting at 330 yen (including tax), featuring highballs and lemon sours. For an additional 330 yen, you can expand the selection to include seven types of drinks, including beer.

Beer at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

“ジョッキビール(単品),” draft beer (à la carte) 480 JPY (tax included)

A sparkling interior and smooth ordering system

Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton, which gladfully welcomes solo diners, has an interior designed for them, including individual grills at each table.

Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton's interior

Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton’s interior

A unique system at the restaurant are the movable partitions at each table. These partitions can be extended to completely separate your space from neighboring tables, making it ideal for solo dining but also accommodating friends or family dining together.

Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton's interior

Movable partitions

Utensils, napkins, and paper aprons are stored in a drawer at each seat. Thanks to this efficient system, the restaurant can offer high quality meat at reasonable prices.

Amenities at Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton

Table drawers contain chopsticks, paper napkins, etc.

Hitori Yakiniku Gyuton offers a budget-friendly menu compared to typical yakiniku restaurants, all thanks to their dedication to providing high quality meat at reasonable prices!


店名 ひとり焼肉ぎゅーとん
Hitori Yakiniku Gyūton
Address Kanda Ekimae Building 1F, 2-7-2 Kajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access Kanda Station Short walk from Kanda Station East Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY02)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK27)
  • JR Chūō-Sōbu Line(JC02)
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G13)

  • Iwamotocho Station 6-minute walk from Exit A1
    • Toei Subway-Shinjuku Line(S08)

    • Akihabara Station 12-minute walk from Shōwa-dōri Exit
    • JR Yamanote Line(JY03)
    • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK28)
    • JR Chūō-Sōbu Line(JB19)
    • Tsukuba Express(TX01)
    • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H16)
Phone number 03-6260-7665
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・nanaco・QUICPay・Rakuten Edy・WAON)
  • QR code payment(au PAY・Alipay・d Payment・J-Coin Pay・JKO PAY・UnionPay・WeChatPay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 12:00-15:00(last order 14:30), 18:00-23:00(last order 22:30)
Closed Sunday
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 17 counter seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Menus are available with Japanese, English, and Korean language; a mobile app for ordering is available with Japanese only
  • No allergy-friendly, vegan, vegetarian, or halal menus.
  • Wheelchair-accessible (counter seats are fixed in place)
  • Take-out service and delivery service are not 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 June 2024.