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Roppongi Inakaya (Higashi)

5-3-4 Roppongi Minato-ku | Daiichi Renu Building 2F, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 106-0032, Japan
+81 3-3408-5040
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Ranked #92 of 6,327 restaurants in Minato
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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85% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This old style Robatayaki restaurant is a great show for the tourists and is a style of country cooking that many Japanese eschew unless they are entertaining foreign visitors. Yes, it is hugely expensive if you go through the entire menu, and if you are on a limited budget it is probably best avoided, although you could say you were... More

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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We ate here not knowing anything about it. On entering it looked like a full dinner show was in progress so we were intrigued and sat down. We weren't offered a menu so just started ordering away. The chefs were great, both in cooking and putting on a show. Service was attentive too. Towards the end of the meal, one... More

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Beijing, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Along with what other negative reviews have said - ask for the menu, make sure you know how much each item is. Went there our first night ever in Tokyo on the recommendations of a couple friends, and we felt duped. The Red Snapper was 100usd, and it did not taste good - very fishy. Of course nothing from the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a Robantayaki restaurant - quite different style. We were lucky we got there early (7pm) as the place was packed and the chefs and staff were in full show - calling out orders, collecting and serving food with 2m paddles and grilling whatever we pointed at. Simple food and delicious! Be warned - if you avoid fish, seafood... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on a Monday evening. There aren't many places so would certainly recommend booking your seats. There's a wide selection of fresh meat, chicken and meat sat in front of you alongside numerous vegetables. Essentially, you choose from what's sat in front of you and it's cooked as chat. Every order in resighted back very loudly by the... More

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Makati, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was where we had our first dinner in Tokyo, and it left such a wonderful mark. The atmosphere in the restaurant was celebratory and loud. We were seated in the smaller, much intimate area with just one chef in front of us. He grilled the fresh food right there and would serve with a long-handled paddle. The experience itself... More

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Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We came to Tokyo with 2 teenage boys, one who is very fussy about "exotic" food though he is born in Asia. However, even Inakaya was a great experience for him. He stuck with the chicken skewers, but however much he resisted liking the food, he really enjoyed it and we ordered more. I suggest, if you are worried about... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This restaurant is fantastic, but take your wallet. The food is so fresh and cooked right in front of you then handed to you on long paddles. Definitely a must go to. Lots of fun very entertaining. Have been twice love it

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I love this place. And have been going for years. Yes, its expensive but its such an experience and the food is just so fresh and clean and beautifully cooked right before your eyes. The whole "theater" is just great - every time you order a beer or more sake, the waiters and chefs all cheer ans shout in unison!... More

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San Diego, CA
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The cost of a small fish here is about $130. Prawn $42. If you go ask for a menu. The experience is great. The people are more than friendly- but the cost is not worth the overall experience.

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