Best Tokyo Barbeque Spots: Sizzling Summer Meateries

Poste date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Whether it’s a smoky yakiniku restaurant, grilling by a campsite under the stars, or a high-class restaurant, there is nothing better than a summer barbeque with good friends and good food. While in Tokyo, you may want to have your own barbeque experience. Whether you prefer something simple or high-end, we have the BBQ spots for you!

Restaurant-style BBQ in Tokyo

Restaurant-style BBQ is a great option when you want the flavor of delicious barbequed food with the convenience of a restaurant. Here’s our suggestions for some of the best BBQ restaurants in Tokyo.

The BBQ Beach in Aqua City Odaiba

You can go there empty-handed and enjoy an unforgettable barbecue experience! It's also possible for you to bring your own food and drinks. There is a store where you can purchase grills, kettles, and accessories as well.

The BBQ Beach (Japanese)
1 min. walk form Daiba Station


Urban Farm BBQ Terrace

Urban Farm BBQ Terrace is recommended for large groups of 10 people or more. Tables are all lined up, everyone sits together, and there will be some serious elbow-bumping and smoke, but in the end you get to savor what you came for—BBQ! There is a vegetable farm in the vicinity, and they sell the vegetables for grilling as well. Halal meat is also offered here.

Urban Farm BBQ Terrace (Japanese)
A: 1-1-10 Diver City Tokyo Plaza Okujo, Omi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
3 min. from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line. Other routes also available.


Roof Top BBQ Cafe Bar Flags

Located just outside Shinjuku Station, this Tokyo barbeque haven can be found on the rooftop of the Flags building. Each table has its own stove, charcoal and seasoning. You can order the BBQ ingredients upon reservation, but you can also bring your own if you want. It's a good place to enjoy a casual, family-style barbeque without the hassle of cleaning up.

Roof Top BBQ Café Bar Flags (Japanese)
Address: 3-37-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 160-0022
Immediate access from Shinjuku Station via JR and other routes


Plus Tokyo

Plus Tokyo offers a rooftop garden BBQ during the summer months. Enjoy the music and the finest meats. Reservations are taken via their website.

Plus Tokyo
A: Kirarito Ginza 12F/RF, 1-8-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Easy access from Ginza Station, Ginza-Icchome Station, Kyobashi Station


Italian BBQ Carvino

Carvino is an Italian-style BBQ restaurant with a Tuscan grill concept. Focusing on high-quality meats, such as T-bone steaks, sirloin, and uncured hams, with an accompaniment of fresh grilled vegetables, Carvino creates an enjoyable Italia-style atmosphere with good food and good drinks.

Italian BBQ Carvino (Japanese)
A: Tokyo Dome City Meets Port 3F, 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
1 min. walk from JR Suidobashi Station


Shirokane Imakara

Shirokane Imakara is a restaurant offering BBQ on its open-air terrace, thereby combining the best of both worlds—the open air and high-quality food. Offering A5 beef along with a range of other meats such as duck, pork, chicken, and more, the restaurant has a range of BBQ plans available for different groups. The terrace is covered in the case of bad weather.

Shirokane Imakara (Japanese)
A: Barbizon25 2F, 5-4-7 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
15 min. walk from Shirokanedai Station


Urban Farm BBQ Terrace

Forest Beer Garden is uniquely located in the outer park of Meiji Shrine, providing it with beautiful natural surroundings. This adds to the beer garden charm, which is further enhanced with the addition of delicious all-you-can-eat BBQ. Meat and vegetable plates are available as well as a single-item menu. The beer garden has a capacity of up to 900 people, making it one of the largest eating venues on our list. Forest Beer Garden is well-known in Tokyo for providing an amazing summertime atmosphere.

Forest Beer Garden
A: 14-13 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
5 min. walk from JR Shinanomachi Station and Kokuritsu-Kyogijo Station


The Farm Tokyo

The Farm Tokyo is conveniently located in front of Tokyo Station and has created a unique outdoor dining experience. It offers three BBQ plans, all with quite unique options, such as popcorn, smores, and beef curry, along with more traditional options like garlic shrimp, pork, and lamb. Reservations must be made in advance for BBQ, and weather conditions may affect opening hours.

The Farm Tokyo
A: 2-1-1 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
1 min. walk from JR Tokyo Station


The BBQ Beach in Toyosu

The BBQ Beach in Toyosu is a large dining facility with a range of BBQ plans, seating options, and other options available. With a premium location, The BBQ Beach has panoramic views over Tokyo Bay and the iconic Rainbow Bridge. Furnished in beachy white with some actual sandboxes, there are “zones” for different BBQ experiences—the casual zone, the luxury zone, and the deluxe zone. Reservations are recommended and ocean view reservations have an additional fee.

The BBQ Beach in Toyosu (Japanese)
A: 6-5 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
7 min. walk from Shinjo-mae Station


Camp-style BBQ in Tokyo

While restaurant BBQ offers convenience, sometimes you might want the full cooking-in-nature, fresh-air barbeque experience. Here we have some of the best barbeque-friendly outdoor locations in and around Tokyo.

Sona Area Tokyo BBQ Garden

Sona is perfect for those who don't want to deal with bringing their own ingredients. When you make a reservation, all you need to do is to request the food you want. All sets come with the quintessential fixings and per-order meat is available. You can also bring your own food. While this is more of a family-friendly Tokyo BBQ spot, some couples go there to relax and get away from the bustle of the city center. Pets are also welcome in the facility. Admission fee is separate from the food charges. Length of stay is restricted to three hours, though, so time your visit well.

Sona Area Tokyo BBQ Garden (Japanese)
A: 3-8-35 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
2 min. walk from Yurikamome Ariake Station


Wild Magic

Toyosu's Wild Magic gives off more of an urban camping vibe. They allow you to rent tents as well as a gazebo. It is located in the Bay Area with views of Tokyo Skytree and Rainbow Bridge. There is a café-restaurant nearby serving authentic pit-style BBQ. Going there in the late afternoon is highly recommended, and after your grilling session, take in the fantastic night views.

Wild Magic (Japanese)
A: 6-1-23 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0061
1 min. walk from Yurikamome Shin-Toyosu Station


BBQ Garden at Showa Kinen Memorial Park

Showa Kinen Memorial Park is a beautiful outdoor spot in Tokyo, well-known for its range of flowers and seasonal blossoms. In summer, it is a popular for barbequing due to its BBQ Garden—a BBQ facility with a plan to suit everyone. There are several offerings, including “empty-handed” plans (all equipment and ingredients are provided), BYO ingredient plans, and complete BYO plans. Booking at the BBQ Garden is a great way to have a barbeque experience that fits with the equipment and ingredients you already have.

BBQ Garden (Japanese)
A: 3173 Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
7 min. walk from Tachikawa Station


Tamagawa Green Space BBQ Area

If you’re looking for a riverside barbeque, the Tamagawa Green Space BBQ Area is a great option. With a cool breeze from the river, the area is relaxing in summer and proves to be ideal for barbequing. Equipment is available for rental; however, it is much more DIY than some other locations on this list.

Tamagawa Green Space BBQ Area (Japanese)
A: Seta, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
6 min. walk from Futako-shinchi Station


Komabano Park

Komabano Park is located close to the University of Tokyo’s Komaba Campus, and confusingly, opposite a park named Komaba Park. However, it is important to note that only Komabano Park has a BBQ area, with five free barbeque pits available. At this facility it is necessary to bring all your own equipment and food. Due to its location and price, the park can book up fast, so make your reservation well in advance.

Komabano Park (Japanese)
A: 2-19-70 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
3 min. walk from Komaba-todaimae Station


Kasai Rinkai Park

Kasai Rinkai Park is a popular park in Tokyo’s Edogawa area. It has a great BBQ Plaza where visitors can bring their own equipment and food or rent equipment for a fun barbeque experience. Reservations are required for this barbeque spot. However, it’s a great option as the park has a variety of other attractions to enjoy.

Kasai Rinkai Park (Japanese)
A: 6-2-1 Rinkaicho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
1 min. walk from Kasai Rinkai Koen Station


Upscale Rooftop BBQ in Tokyo

While barbeque has humble origins, that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed in style. There are a number of high-end rooftop BBQ places in Tokyo that are ideal for a more refined dining experience.

Tokyo Sky Resort Wild Beach Shinjuku

Yes, you can get a the sandy-beach feel right in the middle of Tokyo, and on top of a building to boot. Located at the top of Lumine Est in Shinjuku, this place—while only available for a limited time each year—actually has 15 tons of white sand spread, beach beds, and picnic tables, for the ultimate beach barbecue experience.

Tokyo Sky Resort Wild Beach Shinjuku (Japanese)
A: 3-38-1 Lumine Est Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
Go out the Shinjuku Station East Exit turnstile.
Take the North Side Elevator to roof level (there is a direct connection from there)


Quons

Located in the trendsetting area of Omotesando, Quons is a fun, quirky yet luxurious restaurant featuring a BBQ set course on the rooftop terrace. This includes top-quality meat, seasonal vegetables, yakisoba, and for a bit of novelty, even a beer can chicken. In the case of bad weather, the terrace can be covered. Reservations are required.

Quons (Japanese)
A: Terra Asios Aoyama 2F & RF, 5-51-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
3 min. walk from Omotesando Station


10th Terrace Rooftop BBQ Shibuya

10th Terrace Rooftop BBQ is part of the 10th Story group of businesses, offering spaces that feel private and comfortable for various interests—whether it be gaming, brunch, or coffee. In the heart of Shibuya, they have the 10th Terrace Rooftop BBQ restaurant, which offers a great view in a cozy space that is ideal for enjoying with friends.

10th Terrace Rooftop BBQ Shibuya
A: 10-7, Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
4 min. walk from Shinsen Station


Ark Hills South Tower Rooftop Lounge BBQ Beer Garden

This BBQ spot is located in the high-end suburb of Roppongi and fits in perfectly with its views from the 6th story rooftop of the Ark Hills South Tower. The BBQ and Beer Garden offers a few different courses, ranging from a basic plan including beef, pork, and chicken; a surf and turf course; a luxury plan with steak and lobster; as well as a BYO meat plan. This allows for a wide range of preferences and budgets.

Rooftop BBQ Beer Garden at Ark Hills South Tower (Japanese)
A: Ark Hills South Tower Rooftop Sky Park, 1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
1 min. walk from Roppongi-Itchome Station


Mercer Rooftop BBQ

Mercer Rooftop BBQ is located in the trendy suburb of Omotesando and is right at home with its chic, modern style and fashionable design. It is almost more of a BBQ bar as there is a wide range of cocktails and high-quality drinks available to enjoy while barbequing. There are also various BBQ course options available.

Mercer Rooftop BBQ
A: Urban Terrace Aoyama 4F / 5F, 5-50-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2 min. walk from Omotesando Station


Yakiniku (Korean BBQ) Restaurants in Tokyo

If you’re looking for something other than standard BBQ, perhaps yakiniku is the style for you. Here are some of the best options in Tokyo.

Yakiniku Toraji

Yakiniku Toraji was founded in 1995 in a small backstreet in Ebisu. It is known for serving thicker cuts of meat that convey the delicious taste better, which was unique at the time of the restaurant’s original opening.

Yakiniku Toraji
Over 40 locations are available throughout Tokyo


Musashi

Famous for offering all-you-can-eat wagyu, Musashi offers a large selection of choice cuts. While families are more than welcome, it’s very popular with couples for the quiet ambiance and nightscape scenery.

Musashi (Japanese)
A: Pacific Ginza Building 4F, 7-2-20 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
5 min. walk from Ginza Station


Han no Daidokoro Bettei

Han no Daidokoro Bettei, which means Korean Kitchen Villa, is a Korean BBQ restaurant with a high-end feel at a reasonable price. They serve Yamagata beef, which is often praised as some of the best in Japan, and offer a range of courses including trial courses, a samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly) course, and more. There is also a range of seating options available for various groups, including private rooms, counter seating, tables, and semi-private booths.

Han no Daidokoro Bettei (Japanese)
A: 2-29-8, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2 min. walk from Shibuya Station


Yakiniku A Five

Yakiniku A Five is located close to the ever-popular Ginza shopping district. The restaurant specializes in all-you-can-eat premium A5-rank Japanese black beef. While people often associate “all-you-can-eat” with lower quality ingredients, Yakiniku A Five aims to change that with its selection of the highest rank beef available.

Yakiniku A Five (Japanese)
A: Tokiden 9F, 8-3-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
4 min. walk from Shimbashi Station


Rokkasen

Rokkasen is a luxury restaurant with two locations in the heart of Shinjuku. Its focus is on using the best cuts of the highest-quality meats to create a positive experience for its customers. The restaurant offers yakiniku as well as other Japanese meat-based meals, such as shabu shabu and sukiyaki. They have all-you-can-eat courses as well as single-dish entrées.

Rokkasen
A1: Sun flower building F6・F7, 1-3-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjiku-ku, Tokyo
A2: Nishishinjuku K-2 building FB1, 7-2-6, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Both restaurants are within a 2–5 min. walk from JR Shinjuku Station


Ikuta

Named after one of the main Shinto shrines of Kobe, Ikuta provides top-quality Kobe beef for luxury yakiniku courses. All the beef is A5 grade, and is ranked 11 or 12 from the 12 ranks of A5. The meat is specially selected as the best Kobe beef available. The restaurant also offers wine pairings designed to enhance the flavor of the meat.

Ikuta (Japanese)
A: 2nd Hozan Building 1F, 1-31-15 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2 min. walk from Tokyo, Shibuya, and Yoyogi Stations


Enjoy the Best of Tokyo BBQ This Summer

Whether you prefer outdoor camp-style barbequing, yakiniku, or rooftop dining, there is a barbeque style for everyone in Tokyo. The above restaurants and locations are sure to scratch your barbeque itch, whatever your preference.

To get the most out of your meal, we suggest taking a look at our comprehensive list of Japanese meat vocabulary as well as important information on restaurant etiquette. Also, be sure to check out even more useful information on Japanese food, shopping, and restaurants by visiting our guide to Living in Tokyo.

 

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