UPDATED – 20 Jan 2017
For Muslims especially, sometimes we’re not sure if a restaurant serves halal meat and mostly have to stick to vegan/vegetarian options. Of course, they’re good and yummy alternatives, but the carnivore in you is really missing the juicy and succulent taste of good ole’ meat😩Credit: giphy
Don’t fret meat lovers, we have your back! Be sure to stop by these 4 Muslim friendly meat eateries the next time you’re in Tokyo😉
Located in the bustling streets of Shibuya, Gyumon is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with authentic halal yakiniku. It’s the perfect place for a hearty dinner after a shopping session in Shibuya!
Ordering is pretty simple as you just have to choose the cut you want and they’ll serve it to you raw. The raw beef is lightly marinated with salt and pepper allowing you to savour the taste of the tender beef slices. Have fun grilling the meat on the charcoal stove!
We’re absolutely in love with the beef tender loin, grilled to medium rare perfection!
Opening Hours: 5pm to 11pm (Closed on Sundays)
Address: 3-14-5 Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
Directions: Take the south exit at Shibuya station across an overhead bridge. Gyumon is a 8 minute walk away.
2. Yakiniku Tanden – Yoyogi Branch Unfortunately, Yakiniku Tanden has closed down 🙁
If you’ve spent a whole afternoon shopping at Shinjuku (you can’t miss Tokyu Hands btw) and your tummy is growling, take a short walk to Yoyogi for a hearty yakiniku meal at Tanden! Tanden uses Japanese black Wagyu from Kagoshima prefecture and oh, it tastes so good grilled! We highly recommend getting the set meal (¥4,500) which includes salad, soup, different cuts of the beef, dessert and all-you-can-drink in 90 minutes. #HHWT tip: Don’t forget to dip it in the sauce provided, it’s so yummy we wished we could bring it home! Opening Hours:
Weekdays – Lunch: 11:30 to 15:00 (Last order: 14:30), Dinner: 17:00 – 23:00 (Last order: 22:30)
Holidays – Dinner: 16:30 – 22:30 (Last order: 22:00)
Address: 5-21-12 Yoyogi Living 1F, Sendagaya, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Directions: 4 minutes walk from Yoyogi Station/ 16 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
3. Sumiyakiya – Roppongi
Don’t be surprised to find kimchi in this restaurant! Unlike the other two yakiniku restaurants, this halal yakiniku restaurant in Roppongi (near Roppongi Hills) has a mix of both Japanese and Korean cuisine.
Sumiyakiya serves Miyazaki Prefecture herb beef. In other words, the cattle feed on herbs. There are several sets for you to choose from but we have our eyes set on the ¥6,500 set. A5 class (aka THE BEST grade) Wagyu, anyone? 😛
#HHWT tip: Don’t forget to make a reservation at least one day in advance!
Lunch: 11:30 – 15:00 (Last order: 14:30)
Dinner: 17:00 – 23:00 (Last order: 22:30)
*Opens from Monday- Saturday, open for dinner upon request on Sunday, closed during lunch on National holidays
Address: Minato-ku Nishiazabu 3-20-16, Tokyo, Japan
Directions: 10 minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 1a / 5 minute walk from Roppongi Hills
Thank goodness for all the shops and sights in Shibuya as you’ll definitely need to make a second trip to try the ONLY halal Shabu Shabu in Tokyo at Hanasakiji-san! Just the mention of Shabu Shabu is enough to make our mouth water. To top it off, Hanasakiji-san uses authentic Wagyu beef from Miyazaki Prefecture 😛
We apologize in advance if your tummy is starting to rumble…
Opening Hours: Lunch: Monday – Friday: 10:30 – 15:00
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 17:00 – 24:00
Address: Sakura Build B1F 3-22 Sakuragaoka Shibuya Tokyo 150-0031 Japan
Directions: 5 minute walk from South exit of Shibuya Station
We hope that the carnivore in you will be fully sated after visiting these 4 eateries😝 Which eatery will you devour next? Let us know in the comments below👇