6 Sulit Yakiniku Spots In The Metro For Best Japanese Barbecue Experience

Get the best barbecue experience and feast over grilled meat on some of the best yakiniku spots in Metro Manila!

If you think of Japan, you’ll think about a lot of things like their food, beautiful castles, cherry blossoms, and anime. Afterall, Japan is a home to distinct culture and traditions. In the Japanese cuisine, you may have heard a lot of matcha, the crowd’s favorite ramen, and every variation of sushi.

Japanese cuisine has a lot of dishes to satisfy your taste buds! If Korea has their samgyupsal (or grilled pork belly), Japan has their yakiniku! Yakiniku (grilled meat) can be best enjoyed in groups, with family or friends. You can chat and bond with the gang while the freshest meat is being cooked in front of you.

You won’t have to go to Japan to taste the greatness of this Japanese dish! We rounded up some of the best yakiniku spots here in Metro Manila that will give you the best barbecue experience!

1. Tajimaya PH

TAJIMAYA PH let's you experience a hands-on Japanese charcoal BBQ grill cooking with only the freshest and most authentic ingredients. We also offer unique dishes with melt in your mouth A5 Wagyy beef and Eat-All-You-Can meals.. いただきます BRANCHES: MOA | Rockwell | ATC | Baguio | Cebu NOTE: PRICE INCREASE will take effect today December 15, 2017. * WAGYU isn't included in the "eat-all-you-can" promo. MOA / ATC offers the eat-all-you-can promo all day during operating hours from Monday to Sunday (reservations are accepted only on weekdays). ROCKWELL offers the promo only during lunchtime from Monday to Friday.. ありがとうございます For more information: Email. [email protected] FB/T/IG: tajimayaph #tajimayaph

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If you want to get your money’s worth down to the last penny, Tajimaya is the place for you!Ideal for families, barkadas, and couples, Tajimaya will certainly not disappoint you with their unlimited yakiniku! First-timers should try everything to identify their favorites.

The service is great and it’s guaranteed you get to enjoy fresh side dishes alongside the unli grilled meat.

Some of their branches serve unli buffets daily (Alabang and MOA branch).While their Rockwell branch has the promo on weekdays.

Location: Veranda, Main Hall, Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Operating hours: 10 AM to 2 PM, 5 PM to 10 PM.

Price: P600 per head

2. Yakiniku Sakura

Been a long time 😋🐮

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Experience the one-of-a-kind yakiniku at Yakiniku Sakura! Don’t let the looks deceive you, though. Once you enter Yakiniku Sakura, prepare for a satisfyingly delicious yakiniku treat in a traditional Japanese way. This joint has been around for years, yet they retained the same taste they serve since Day 1.

To get the best yakiniku experience, you should try their US Prime Rib Karubi and their Sakura Original Karubi.

Location: Dona Concepcion Building 1020 Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati City

Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Price: P425 per head

3. Mitasu Charcoal Yakiniku

Take the traditional way of cooking your meat using charcoal for that natural smoky taste of the meat! Mitasu Charcoal Yakiniku serves the freshest meat in just the right portions. Enjoy various premium cuts on their Premium Assorted BBQ platter like Australian Wagyu Striploin, U. S. Chuck Tender, and U.S. Boneless Shortribs.

Location: 785 Banawe St, Quezon City, 1105 Metro Manila

Operating Hours: Daily 11 AM to 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM to 10 PM

Price: P700 per head



4. Sandaya Yakiniku

Yakiniku for sober moments 👌🏻😜

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If you’re from the North, fret not! Sandaya Yakiniku’s doors are open for those from Quezon City who’d love to indulge in the goodness of this Japanese barbecue. This restaurant also offers unlimited yakiniku for P588+ pesos per head.

Location: 3/F Fisher Mall, Quezon Ave., Del Monte, Quezon City

Operating hours: Daily 10 AM to 9 PM

Price: P588+ per head


5. Gyu-Kaku

One name that might sound very familiar to you when it comes to yakiniku is Gyu-Kaku. After all, this restaurant serves one of the best Japanese BBQs all over the world since 2001.

Try their Beef Tongue, Harami Brisket, Ishiyaki Bibimbap, and Wagyu Karubi.

Location:2/F East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 AM – 9 PM; Friday to Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM

Price: P600 per head

6. Gyumon Yakiniku

Spending out some money for this authentic Yakiniku 🎎🇯🇵

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Locals and foreigners keep coming back to Gyumon for their ambiance and delightful yakiniku. Favorites from this popular place are still Jo Karubi, Gyutan, and Kobe Beef. Despite being a bit pricey, Gyumon will surely satisfy your cravings for yakiniku with their tasty and delectable dishes.

Location: 5/F Pan Pacific Hotel, Adriatico St., Malate, Manila

Operating Hours: Daily 5 PM to 11:30 PM

Price: P700 per head

Savor the taste of Japanese barbecue with your loved ones and barkada!

Which of these has the best yakiniku in Manila? Let us know in the comments!

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