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Roppongi Inakaya (Higashi)

#251 of 6,744 Restaurants in Minato
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Akasaka / Roppongi
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5-3-4 Roppongi Minato-ku | Daiichi Renu Building 2F, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3408-5040
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tourist trap - beware!

This place is a scam wrapped in warm service and a cool atmosphere. If you decide to dine here, please do yourself a favor and persistently ask for a menu with prices. The scam here is that the waitstaff will suggest various dishes by pointing to the food, and some of them come at absolutely... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Seattle
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Seattle
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is a scam wrapped in warm service and a cool atmosphere. If you decide to dine here, please do yourself a favor and persistently ask for a menu with prices. The scam here is that the waitstaff will suggest various dishes by pointing to the food, and some of them come at absolutely outrageous prices. 700 yen (~$6)... More 

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I don't really write tripadvisor reviews--in fact, this is the first time I've been so inspired that I could not wait to write one. All in all: we were swindled. To start, you don't get a menu, and upon entering they are extremely pushy about ordering to your heart's content. "Do you want prawns? Beef? Fish?", says one of the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I first went to the old Inakaya before it moved into main Roppongi so when I went back it was with trepidation that none of the soul was lost. I was not disappointed. Although bigger this unique and noisy dining experience is truly amazing. It isn't cheap but is worth every penny with theatre and great tastes married into one.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Eating at Roppongi Inakaya is not just a meal, it is a whole experience. It's an expensive treat, but the chefs put on an amazing performance in an intimate setting. The food is delicious and unique. This is a once in a lifetime experience for tourists, not to be missed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We stumbled across this place well enjoying a few days in Tokyo. There was no menu, you choose the food that's available from around the table and the cooks/chefs cook it for you in front of you. It's great to watch and comes with typical Japanese theatrics. Food (once cooked) and drinks are served to you by the cooks on... More 

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Miami, FL
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46 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My Japanese cousin insisted on taking us to eat robatayaki - something I've always wanted to experience and do not regret. This is a place for tourists and salarymen on expense accounts, not your typical dinner out. Very fine dining prices without the fine dining accouterments. It is fresh, nutritious food served in an atmosphere of showmanship. There are plenty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is an action-filled restaurant, where there are two chefs sitting behind the counter and grill your food (seafood, stake, vegetable) there in front of you and simply hand the dish over to you whenever it's ready. There are plenty of food on display we ended up ordering more than we needed. Booking is a must as there are only... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice place to take out of town guests but keep in mind you are paying for the atmosphere and food quality. I've been here a few times and the food quality has always been consistent. No complaints. We had steak, fish, prawns, assorted vegetables and sake and our bill was around $350 for two..... Yes it is a bit high... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is one of my world favourite restaurants - but even calling this a restaurant may be misleading - this is a robatayaki, where small portions of meat, fish or vegetables are slow-grilled to perfection on smoking charcoal by chefs sitting in front of you. The diners sit around a counter with the chefs sitting behind the choice of fresh... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I was surprised our hotel sent us to Inakaya East (Roppongi Inakaya). The restaurant was clearly a tourist trap. It was foreigners-only and no menus or prices were given. You pointed to what you wanted from the beautiful display of foods in front of you and the lively chefs grilled them up. The food quality was good, though we've had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-3-4 Roppongi Minato-ku | Daiichi Renu Building 2F, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Minato>  > Akasaka / Roppongi
  • Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3408-5040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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