Wagyu Wonders, Pufferfish Pleasures and Sake Selections at Yamaguchi KyōdoRyōri Double Roppongi in Tokyo

“Yamaguchi KyōdoRyōri Double Roppongi” (hereinafter referred to as “Double Roppongi”) is a popular tavern and restaurant where you can enjoy fugu (pufferfish) dishes and local sake from Yamaguchi Prefecture. It’s known for offering authentic cuisine at reasonable prices, attracting a steady stream of patrons.

Photo of Japanese Pufferfish Tataki, Thinly Sliced

A luxurious Japanese pufferfish dish best enjoyed with sake

The restaurant sources torafugu (Japanese pufferfish) daily from Shimonoseki City, renowned for its fugu selection. Torafugu, known as the king of fugu, is celebrated for its plump and pleasantly firm texture.

Photo of Japanese Pufferfish Tataki, Thinly Sliced

“とらふぐのたたき 薄造り,” Japanese Pufferfish Tataki, Thinly Sliced 3,828 JPY (tax included)

Whether it’s deep-fried or cooked on a hot iron griddle teppanyaki style, Japanese pufferfish can be cooked in various ways. At Double Roppongi, they can serve it tataki style, quickly seared and sliced. Their “Japanese Pufferfish Tataki, Thinly Sliced” is a particularly popular item on their menu.

Just the right amount of searing brings out the fugu’s flavors, making it firm and concentrating its umami.

Enjoy Japanese pufferfish with ginger or momijioroshi (grated daikon radish tinted red with chili pepper), and dip it in ponzu (yuzu-soy) sauce, which is enhanced with fugu extract for flavor.

Photo of Japanese Pufferfish Tataki, Thinly Sliced

The restaurant offers a wide range of local Yamaguchi sake, including Dassai and Taka, perfect to pair with your meal.

Photo of Umami bites writer Bensky drinking sake

“獺祭(2合),” Dassai (2 [360 ml]) 2,800 JPY (tax included)

Bensky from the Umami bites editorial team enjoyed Japanese Pufferfish Tataki, Thinly Sliced with a glass of Dassai.


The crisp taste of Dassai complements fugu dishes wonderfully! It seems to enhance the fish’s umami.

The restaurant also offers a variety of local sake, rarely found outside Yamaguchi Prefecture. It’s a great destination for sake enthusiasts!

Sizzling soba on a hot roof tile? Trying the Yamaguchi specialty, kawara soba

Kawara soba, a popular local dish in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is served on heated plates shaped like kawara, the curved roof tiles of traditional Japanese houses. It features green noodles made with matcha from the famous Uji tea-growing region in Kyoto, kinshi tamago (shredded omelette), and sweet and spicy beef. The noodles are dipped in a savory dipping sauce.

At Double Roppongi, the noodle dish is a popular choice both at lunch and dinner.

Photo of Yamaguchi's Famous Kawara Soba

“山口名物 瓦そば,” Yamaguchi’s Famous Kawara Soba 1,000 JPY (tax included)

The sauce in their “Yamaguchi’s Famous Kawara Soba” is on the sweet side, and served warm. To enjoy a variety of flavors, they highly recommend adding lemon slices and momijioroshi to the sauce halfway through your meal.

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The charm of kawara soba lies in enjoying its two different textures. On the one hand, you can savor the chewy noodles at the top and middle, and on the other, your can delight in the crunchy noodles at the bottom heated to a light crisp by the hot plate. As it’s rare to find in Tokyo, it’s a must-try for those interested.

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Heating soba on tiles is such an interesting concept! It made me want to record a video. The sweet noodle sauce goes so well with the tea-infused noodles. I want another serving right now!

A rare type of wagyu steak! Enjoy Chōshū wagyu with truffle salt and wasabi

Double Roppongi’s “Chōshū Wagyu Steak” comes highly recommended by the staff. The standout feature of Chōshū wagyu, a rare type of Kuroge (Japanese Black) breed wagyu from Yamaguchi Prefecture, is its melt-in-the-mouth texture. To achieve the best taste, the restaurant cooks the steak at just the right temperature.

Photo of Chōshū Wagyu Steak

“長萩和牛のステーキ,” Chōshū Wagyu Steak 2,178 JPY (tax included)

The lean meat used in their steak is taken from a cut known to better capture the beef’s natural umami. Since the meat is seasoned only with salt and pepper, eating it plain lets you appreciate its rich sweetness. Adding truffle salt or wasabi, however, transforms the flavor, making the sweetness more pronounced.

Photo of Chōshū Wagyu Steak

In addition to two private rooms, one of which is equipped with a karaoke set, the restaurant has table and counter seats. In other words, it’s also a great spot for solo diners.

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At Double Roppongi, you can enjoy various other Yamaguchi local dishes besides the ones introduced here.

Do visit to taste the delightful cuisine of Yamaguchi in the heart of Tokyo!

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Store name 山口郷土料理 だぶる 六本木
Yamaguchi KyōdoRyōri Double Roppongi
Address KY Roppongi Building B1F, 3-4-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access Roppongi-itchome Station A short walk from Roppongi-itchome Station Exit 1
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku Line(N05)

Roppongi Station 7-minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 6
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H04)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E23)
Phone number 050-5600-5553
Reservations Accepted
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  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・nanaco・QUICPay・Rakuten Edy・WAON)
  • QR code payment not accepted
Service charge/Table charge Service charge (including otōshi) 300 JPY (tax included)
Only at dinnertime
Hours Mon-Fri. 11:30-14:30 (last order 14:00), 17:00-3:00 AM(last order 2:00 AM)
Sat. 17:00-3:00 AM(last order 2:00 AM)
Closed Sunday, national holidays
Seating 34 seats
4 counter seats, 16 table seats, 14 private dining room seats
Smoking Separate smoking areas
A separate smoking area only for e-cigarette use is available
Official website https://www.instagram.com/double.roppongi
Other information
  • Only Japanese menus are available
  • No allergy-friendly, vegetarian, vegan or halal menus
  • Not wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out and delivery service are available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is not 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 December 2023.