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Tanyaki Shinobu

Tanyaki Shinobu Description

Tanyaki Shinobu is a renowned restaurant specializing in the delicious and flavorful cuisine of beef tongue, located in Tokyo. Established in 1979, this restaurant has been serving its popular boiled beef tongue dish, known as 'yudetan,' since its opening. The name 'tanyaki' refers to the method of grilling the beef tongue slowly over charcoal, giving it a unique and robust flavor that sets it apart from traditional yakiniku restaurants.

One of the signature dishes at Tanyaki Shinobu is the yudetan, served with a side of wasabi. This dish, created by the restaurant's owner, has become a local specialty and is now enjoyed throughout Tokyo. In addition to the yudetan, the menu offers a variety of other beef tongue dishes, such as tanshichu (stewed beef tongue), dote-ni (beef tongue simmered in soy sauce), and ginger-marinated beef tongue. The restaurant also features seasonal vegetable dishes, providing a well-rounded dining experience for all guests.

The interior of Tanyaki Shinobu exudes a nostalgic atmosphere, reminiscent of the Showa era. The restaurant offers both table seating and traditional Japanese-style seating on tatami mats, allowing guests to choose their preferred dining experience. Alongside the delicious food, Tanyaki Shinobu also offers a selection of premium shochu and other beverages to complement the meal.

If you're looking for a unique and flavorful dining experience in Tokyo, Tanyaki Shinobu is the place to be. With its mouthwatering beef tongue dishes, cozy ambiance, and attentive service, this restaurant is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. Come and indulge in the rich flavors of Tanyaki Shinobu's specialty cuisine, and discover why it has been a beloved establishment for over four decades.

Tanyaki Shinobu Overview


1f Matsukei Building, 14-4 Yotsuyasaneichō, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0008


+81 (0) 3-3355-6338


7 minute walk from Yotsuya Station (JR Yotsuya Station, Yotsuya Exit)
7 minute walk from Yotsuya Station (Namboku Line, Exit 2)
7 minute walk from Yotsuya-sanchome Station (Marunouchi Line, Exit 4)

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Tue: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Wed: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Thur: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Fri: 5:00PM-10:30PM
Sat: 4:00PM-8:30PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Tanyaki Shinobu Reviews

Tanyaki Shinobu Google Average Rating



It was wonderful place. Almost food based on Cow tongue. Grilled, Steamed, soup, row beef style and so on. Restaurants atmosphere was cozy and lively.


Steamed gyutan is amazing as always.
Other dishes are also good, but the steamed dish is just out of this world.
Reservation required.


Their number one choice on their menu is the boiled beef tongue, it was so tenderized and has amazing mixture of seasoning sprinkle on top. It felt like eating melted butter. The one with sauce is also very delicious. The seating arrangement is very cozy like and the open kitchen is great to watch their kitchen staff work. They are very clean and efficient. Service is easy going and quick. Food was prepared quick and must be eaten immediately while it's hot. We finished our meal with plum wine soda in about 15 minutes. I would totally recommend this place if you enjoy eating beef tongue.

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