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Japanese: Yakiniku

Zen Yakiniku

Zen Yakiniku Overview


2-chōme-21-14 Nakayamatedōri, Chuo Ward, Hyogo 650-0004


+81 (0) 70-3975-7327


6 minute walk from Sannomiya Station.

Operating Hours

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

Payment methods

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

Zen Yakiniku Description

Located in the heart of Kobe, Zen Yakiniku is a renowned Japanese barbecue restaurant that has been selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in the area. Specializing in yakiniku, a style of Japanese cuisine where guests grill their own meat at the table, Zen Yakiniku offers a unique and interactive dining experience.

The restaurant's menu features a wide variety of high-quality meats, including premium cuts of beef, pork, and chicken. Each piece of meat is carefully selected and expertly marinated to enhance its natural flavors. Guests can choose from a range of cooking styles, from rare to well-done, ensuring that every bite is cooked to perfection.

What sets Zen Yakiniku apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using only the freshest ingredients. The restaurant sources its meat from local farms, ensuring that each dish is of the highest quality. Additionally, the restaurant's sleek and modern decor creates a welcoming and stylish atmosphere for guests to enjoy their meal.

Whether you're a meat lover or simply looking for a unique dining experience, Zen Yakiniku is the perfect destination. With its delicious cuisine, top-notch service, and inviting ambiance, this restaurant is a must-visit for anyone seeking an unforgettable yakiniku experience in Kobe.

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Zen Yakiniku Reviews

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I contacted them a week in advance and was told that I could go from 9:30 pm, so I visited.
This is a popular restaurant that is difficult to get reservations for.

The shop is small, stylish and casual. There are many friendly and helpful staff members who will help you with your order and even grill your meat for you! (This point is high)

The sashimi was extremely delicious.
The large tongue was also great.

The prices were reasonable, and I was thrilled to find such a wonderful yakiniku restaurant in Sannomiya.

I will go again.
Thank you for the meal.


◼ Beef tongue served vertically rather than in the usual round slices is a masterpiece
◼ It's funny to see the manager, who is a meat fanatic, smile and talk about cows.
◼ It is best to ask someone who is good at grilling meat.

We are always invited by regulars who love yakiniku and are good at grilling.
It's really delicious.
However, when I asked him personally, I was wondering if he could cook it like the store manager and regular customers. That's a question
This is common with yakiniku and hot pot dishes, but no matter how high-quality the ingredients are, as an amateur cook, I feel like I might end up destroying the ingredients.
Sometimes the manager will grill the food for you, but it is unclear whether he will grill it even if the restaurant is full and other customers have to attend to it.
In that sense, I think you should choose your customers.

Of course I will ask again


In conclusion, it was great. I went here for the first time after being recommended by a customer, and there are many delicious Yakiniku restaurants in Sannomiya, but I think this restaurant definitely ranks high in the list! To be honest, while there are other restaurants that cost more than here and don't taste as good, I felt that this was a restaurant that was full of attention to detail when it came to meat, from animals to grilled foods. As others have said, the tongue and yakishabu are exquisite, so I highly recommend you try them. There are only 3 seats and reservations are required, but the taste made me want to eat again next time.


Translated from Japanese:

I visited for the first time last month and it was so delicious that I begged to come back and invited my meat-loving friend to visit! ️Of course, you can order the chef's recommended course, which is a special course where you only get the best parts of the meat that was purchased that day...


Translated from Japanese:

It was my first time visiting the store. They were very courteous from the phone call to make the reservation, and I was looking forward to the day. There are some things that I couldn't take a photo of, but thinly sliced tongue sashimi yukke...


Translated from Japanese:

☟Omakase (Menu I received)・Kamiya Shoten Tongue sashimi ¥1480・Roasted liver・Raw senmai ¥880・Thinly sliced whole tongue ¥1580・Sagarikobu ¥1980...

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