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Minoya Description

Located in Tokyo, Minoya is a hidden gem that specializes in horse meat and traditional Japanese cuisine. This unique restaurant offers a dining experience like no other, with a menu that showcases the delicate flavors and textures of horse meat.

At Minoya, you can indulge in a variety of horse meat dishes, prepared with precision and expertise. From succulent horse sashimi to tender grilled horse steak, each dish is a testament to the skill of the chefs. The restaurant also offers a range of traditional Japanese dishes, allowing diners to explore the rich culinary heritage of the country.

What sets Minoya apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to quality and authenticity. The restaurant sources its horse meat from trusted suppliers, ensuring that only the finest cuts are used in their dishes. The attention to detail extends to the restaurant's decor, with a cozy and inviting atmosphere that transports you to the heart of Japan.

Whether you're a culinary adventurer looking to try something new or a lover of Japanese cuisine, Minoya is a must-visit destination. Immerse yourself in the flavors of horse meat and traditional Japanese dishes, and discover a dining experience that is truly unforgettable.

Minoya Overview


2-chōme-19-9 Morishita, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0004


+81 (0) 3-3631-8298


2 minute walk from Morishita Station on Toei Shinjuku Line and Oedo Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-8:20PM
Mon: 12:00PM-1:50PM, 4:30PM-8:50PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 12:00PM-1:50PM, 4:30PM-8:50PM
Thur: 12:00PM-1:50PM, 4:30PM-8:50PM
Fri: 12:00PM-1:50PM, 4:30PM-8:50PM
Sat: 12:00PM-1:50PM, 4:00PM-8:50PM

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Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Minoya Reviews

Minoya Google Average Rating



This place really only has one thing, and variations on ways to eat it: Horse
The service was great, we were seated quickly, and once we ordered, the food came out immediately: hot pot with fresh veggies and horse meat. We also got an order of horse sashimi, which was very much like beef but a little sweeter. Also, for adventure, we ordered the lighter colored sashimi dish, which we couldn't get a good translation of (using Google translate), and therefore didn't know exactly what we were were ordering. It turns out it's essentially fat back, which is just...raw fat. So, buyer beware, it's not for everybody.



As a tourist, I went early at opening to avoid the dinner crowd. The place looks super traditional, so I didn't want to be rude and be a bother when service gets busy. The interior looks like it hasn't changed in decades and probably so since the restaurant is over a hundred years!

Service was absolutely excellent. Obviously, I didn't speak any Japanese, so there were a lot of hand signs. When you first step in you gotta take your shoes off at the door and proceed inside where you'll be sitting on a long communal table. The japanese menu is already on the stove so you gotta ask for the English menu. It is definitely smaller than the Japanese menu but the key dishes are there. Sakuraniku standard, sirloin, or fillet. You gotta order rice separately, and the raw egg too (super important). The lady was really attentive to me and made the experience very comforting.

The meat is tender and cooked together with miso paste. Since it was empty the lady did the initial cooking for me to make sure I got the idea on what to do. Goes very well with the raw egg and rice. I did see that someone pured the raw egg into the pan once they finished and then poured the cooked egg and sauce over their rice. There isn't a spoon or something to scoop up the cooked eggs so I decided not to do it. Wasn't sure jf picking up the whole pan was disrespectful.

Overall a solid 10/10 experience!!


Ordered the Horse hotpot and I choose the Sirloin part.
Quality is excellent.
They also come with other nice ingredients, example scallops.

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