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Japanese: Yakiniku

Onuki Description

Located in Tokyo, Onuki is a renowned restaurant that specializes in yakiniku, or Japanese barbecue. With its selection as one of the top 100 restaurants in Tokyo for 2023, Onuki has established itself as a must-visit destination for meat lovers. What sets Onuki apart from other yakiniku establishments is its secret marinade, passed down through generations, which enhances the flavor of their premium domestic black wagyu beef.

The highlight of the menu at Onuki is undoubtedly the melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of their beef. Each bite is a heavenly experience, as the succulent meat practically dissolves on your tongue. The combination of the rich, marbled wagyu beef and the slightly sweet marinade creates a perfect harmony of flavors that is truly unforgettable. To complement the meat, Onuki offers an extensive selection of wines, including reds and whites, as well as refreshing cocktails like sours and highballs.

The restaurant itself exudes a sense of tradition and elegance, with its cozy and intimate atmosphere. The box seats, designed for groups of 4 to 6 people, provide a semi-private dining experience, making it an ideal choice for special occasions or business meetings. Whether you're a connoisseur of yakiniku or simply looking to indulge in a memorable dining experience, Onuki is the perfect destination to satisfy your cravings for exceptional Japanese barbecue.

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Onuki Overview


1st Floor Two Front Bldg 2-chome-18-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022


+81 (0) 3-6380-1329


5 minute walk from Shinjuku Gyoen-mae Station (Marunouchi Line)
5 minute walk from Shinjuku-sanchome Station (Toei Shinjuku Line)
15 minute walk from Shinjuku Station (JR Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: 6:00PM-11:00PM
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: 6:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Onuki Reviews

Onuki Google Average Rating



The meat was delicious and the staff grilled each piece to a delicious degree of doneness.
I was satisfied, but I think the course was a little expensive.

I will go again on a special exciting day.


The meat quality and grilling skills are great! The tableside barbecue service is highly recommended. The draft beer is delicious. The deputy manager, Mr. Umeno, speaks Chinese very well and is very friendly. You can try it when you come to Shinjuku.


[Yakiniku Onuki] Shinjuku Gyoenmae
★Tabelog 3.73★
★Tabelog Yakiniku 100 Famous Stores 2018★
business hours
18:00-23:00 (L.O. 21:30)

A long-established yakiniku restaurant in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, which has been operating for over 45 years, has opened in Tokyo.

This famous restaurant has been selected as one of the 100 famous Tabelog restaurants and has been visited by Unjash's Watanabe.

It is located 5 minutes walk from Shinjuku Gyoemmae Station and 15 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station.

This Yakiniku restaurant (similar in style to SATO Briand) has a calm atmosphere and has four tables.

At each table, the staff carefully grills the meat.

[Course ordered]
Black tongue course 12,000 yen
・Shiitake mushrooms
・Salted green onion meat
・Kimchi & Kakuteki
・Liver & top fillet & skirt steak
・Rice (Kayamori Farm Koshihikari)
・Today's 5 carefully selected Wagyu beef selections (Zabton, Shoulder, Kurimi, Karanoko, Rump)

Introducing Mr. Onuki's distinctive menus and his personal favorites.
・Shiitake mushrooms
Grilled whole shiitake mushrooms from Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. There is a soup made from shiitake mushrooms on top, which you are recommended to drink first. The shiitake mushroom soup is very effective, and you can fully enjoy the sweetness of the shiitake mushrooms. Of course, it has a salty taste, so it's a good accent.
This is a dish I have never had at other restaurants.

This liver was the most delicious thing I've ever eaten. People who don't like liver say it has no odor and has a mellow taste. It has a flavor that overturns the concept of liver, and is a must-try dish for people who don't like liver.

This also has no unpleasant greasy taste, and you can enjoy the feeling of being ``swimming in the sky''.

A dish where you can enjoy the natural sweetness and tenderness of the meat.
The taste lingers in your mouth, and you can enjoy the elegant sweetness that is made without using any unnecessary ingredients.

It was a very satisfying dinner.
A store I want to go to again.

Thank you for the meal.

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