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Japanese: Yakiniku

Ponga Description

Ponga, a renowned yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant located in Meguro, Tokyo, is a true gem for meat lovers. What sets Ponga apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to serving top-quality A5-grade black wagyu beef, sourced directly from contracted farmers. The restaurant also takes pride in its commitment to using locally grown vegetables and carefully selected seasonings, ensuring a truly authentic and satisfying yakiniku experience.

The interior of Ponga is tastefully designed, with a cozy and inviting atmosphere. In addition to the main dining area, there is also an underground floor that is perfect for private parties and gatherings. For those who wish to dine with their furry friends, Ponga offers a terrace seating area where you can enjoy your meal alongside your beloved pets.

When it comes to the menu, Ponga offers a variety of mouthwatering options. Their signature courses include the Black Wagyu Course, which features popular items such as 'Wagyu Nigiri' and 'Jou Tan Shio' along with the highly praised 'Momidare Harami.' For those looking for an elevated dining experience, the Ponga Gokumi Course offers delicacies like 'Uni Noses Niku Gunkan' and a selection of thickly sliced premium cuts. Each course is thoughtfully prepared and served with their special 'Kimi Dare' sauce, allowing guests to savor the rich flavors of the perfectly grilled meat.

Whether you're a yakiniku enthusiast or simply looking for an exceptional dining experience, Ponga is the place to be. With its focus on quality ingredients, inviting ambiance, and delectable menu, Ponga promises to satisfy even the most discerning palates.

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Ponga Overview


2-chōme-17-5 Kamiōsaki, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 141-0021


+81 (0) 50-5811-5700


2 minute walk from Meguro Station (JR Meguro Station West Exit).

Operating Hours

Sun: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: 4:00PM-11:30PM
Tue: 4:00PM-11:30PM
Wed: 4:00PM-11:30PM
Thur: 4:00PM-11:30PM
Fri: 4:00PM-11:30PM
Sat: 4:00PM-11:30PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Outdoor seating

Craft cocktails



Sake Selection

WiFi Available

Stylish Interior

Ponga Reviews

Ponga Google Average Rating



Very popular Korean style BBQ restaurant. Loved the meat, but also loved the jjigae! I've always found the cow tongue with onions a challenge to grill, but the staff here will do it for you!

Crowd Size: Very High (Reservation Recommended)
Serving Speed: Average
Payment Method: Credit Card


This was my first experience with Yakiniku. A friend was there to guide else it would have been an adventure, lol. The service is quick and food simple and nice (cannot comment as no baseline to compare). Come with someone experienced.


Ponga is an excellent ‘value’ yakiniku restaurant, located not far from Meguro Station. Honestly, everything we had tasted great and at the end of the meal, we felt the price was right—even for dinner. Also really enjoyed the side dishes and vegetables that came with the meal (which are bottomless btw). Would certainly come back here for a meal. Thumbs up!

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