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Nakamura Description

Located in the Kagurazaka neighborhood of Tokyo, Nakamura is a renowned restaurant specializing in teppanyaki and steak. With its impressive accolades, including the 2023 Bronze Tabelog Award and being selected as one of the top 100 teppanyaki and steak restaurants in 2022, Nakamura sets itself apart as a must-visit dining establishment.

Upon entering Nakamura, guests are greeted by a beautifully crafted 230-year-old solid wood counter and a large teppan grill, specially designed for the restaurant. The decor exudes a sense of tradition and elegance, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

What truly distinguishes Nakamura is its commitment to using the highest quality ingredients and its dedication to the art of teppanyaki. The menu features a variety of mouthwatering dishes, with a focus on the finest cuts of Kobe beef, sourced directly from local producers such as Kawagishi and Ueda Ranch. The skilled chefs at Nakamura expertly grill the beef, using techniques that bring out its natural flavors without overwhelming it with excessive fat.

In addition to Kobe beef, Nakamura also offers other premium cuts of beef, including the tender fillet of Mankusou beef, a combination of Takedani beef from Okayama Prefecture and Chiyaya beef. These carefully selected meats, combined with seasonal ingredients, create a rich and flavorful dining experience.

Whether you're a steak lover or a fan of teppanyaki, Nakamura is the perfect destination to indulge in the finest quality meats and savor the artistry of Japanese cuisine.

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Nakamura Overview


Kagurazaka Sanchome Terrace, 3-chōme-6 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0825


+81 (0) 3-6280-8317


5 minute walk from Ushigome Kagurazaka Station (Toei Oedo Line, Exit A3)
4 minute walk from Iidabashi Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, Namboku Line, Exit B3)
6 minute walk from Iidabashi Station (JR Chuo Line, Local, West Exit)
7 minute walk from Kagurazaka Station (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Exit 1)

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 5:30PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails


No Children Under 12

Wheelchair Accessible

Nakamura Reviews

Nakamura Google Average Rating



Great service. I thought Kobe beef could be better and I’ve had better. But still superb overall!


We had this for the last dinner in Tokyo, thanks to our hotel concierge that helped us make the reservation when we first arrived.

Non-locals do take note as it’s easier for a local fo help as restaurants that we tried to make reservation are non-english speaking.

The whole experience is pretty amazing with the attention given to the food and services. All the items were extremely fresh, and most important the chef is very accommodating as one of us can’t take raw food.

The best dishes got to be the kobe beef (both cuts) and lobster. Just perfect cooking skills and flavours, that was the highlight of the meal.

We do find the prices a bit more steep compare to other establishments as both of us paid ¥120,000 for the meal and 3 drinks.

Will still recommend this to anyone looking for too quality teppanyaki, especially their top grade kobe beef and customer service.


pricy but super delicious. the restaurant is tiny and popular so reservation is a must. if you want to experience good japanese food and service this is the place to go.

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Learn about the vibrant world of East Asian grilling traditions with our exploration of Yakiniku and Korean BBQ. These two distinct styles showcase unique approaches to grilling: Yakiniku, from Japan, focuses on the simplicity and flavors of finely cut meats grilled over charcoal or gas, while Korean BBQ, known for its marinated meats and bold seasonings, offers a rich tapestry of flavors cooked over a similar flame. Uncover the nuances that define these culinary arts and enrich your dining experience.

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