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Why Banya is special ?
You're excused for not thinking of Korean barbecue when you think of Tokyo. But yakiniku, the Japanese version of the grill-your-own-meat-plus-kimchi meal, is commonplace on these streets and shouldn't be ignored.
Banya is a great example and is conveniently located right near the Shinagawa train station. Slide into the small alleyway entrance and find yourself a booth. The room will probably be filled with salary men (see: suit, tie) enjoying their lunch break. Order someshort rib, some kimchi, and get to grillin'. The fatty pieces will melt andthe meaty pieces will, well, melt. At around $10-12 a head, there's nothing wrong with ordering seconds.
How to get to Banya?
Subway Chiyoda Line Akasaka Station Exit 2 1-minute walk
Subway Marunouchi Line Akasaka-Mitsuke Station 5-minute walk
Subway Ginza Line Tameike-Sanno Station Exit 10 5-minute walk
- Excellent food and great service
- Wonderful experience
- Very good value per money
- Good quality food
- Great food and service
- Noise level Normal
- Budget High-end
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
2 Chome-2-15 Konan, Minato, Tokyo 108-0075, Japan
Tips for you
We wanted to try some yakiniku and found this out of the way place. It is slightly hard to find since you have to turn down a little alley. . .but not unheard of when traveling in Asia to find a place We were seated upstairs. The charcoal stove was already warm and the ventilation for the stove was adequate at best The beef quality was superb and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience of cooking on the stoves and eating the side dishes. My son whom is a picky eater really like the meat and the experience of cooking it himself The tables are a little small but for the amount of food you get for the price, this is a place to check out. The service quality was average at best. Would consider coming back again
I've been coming to Tokyo several times a year for the last ten years. During my stay I always make sure to visit Banya at least once. This is a truly classic yakiniku place with real charcoal grills and spectacular quality of the meat and side orders. During lunch time you can get a full set menu with plenty of meat and all the different accessories you could ask for for below 1300 Yen. At night they serve both á la carte and set menus with all you can drink. If you're looking for a great food experience and don't care about fancy interiors this is definitely the place to go to.