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Blackhole

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1-2-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-6457-6089
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This yakiniku restaurant was wonderful. It is a bit on the pricy side, but most quality yakiniku places are going to be. There is a cover charge which gets you cabbage with a sesame ginger dressing (free refills). The beef was wonderful and the staff were friendly and spoke a bit of English. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This yakiniku restaurant was wonderful. It is a bit on the pricy side, but most quality yakiniku places are going to be. There is a cover charge which gets you cabbage with a sesame ginger dressing (free refills). The beef was wonderful and the staff were friendly and spoke a bit of English. They are use to foreign travelers here... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Black Hole on our first night in Tokyo after not wanting to walk to far from the hotel after a week of skiing. The staff were really helpful and really enthusiastic. The food came out surprisingly quickly and was spot on. We had some Wagyu, pork and vegetables. It was all really tasty and was complemented perfectly by... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is absolutely my favourite restaurant for Yakiniku since 2012. Great cabbage salad that comes automatically and great selection of vegetables and premium japanese beef.

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Thank Susy-1974
Boonton, New Jersey
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a place for lunch in Shinjuku and happened upon Blackhole. It turned out to be a lucky find. My husband and I shared a "set" of Kobe beef with shredded lettuce with a delicious sesame dressing, along with a few French fries and a big bowl of rice. The dish came with a choice of dipping sauces. We... More 

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Thank Sue R
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great location, disappointing serving sizes and poor service, there is better value elsewhere. we did not read the fine print and were given a small bowl of cabbage to share at the cost of $40. When we questioned this, the waiter simply pointed at the fine print in the menu, shrugged her shoulders and wandered off. The serving sizes were... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I agree with the reviews. This restaurant is located 3 small streets east of the arched entrance to the Kabukicho district on Yasukuni Dori. It is across the street from the Shinjuku Ward building, next to a capsule hotel. The entrance is on a side street next to the restaurant. There seems to be another Blackhole restaurant on the main... More 

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Yangon
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58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

My first time, first visit, first taste of real Yakiniku, my favorite beef of Japan with Lager Draft Beer. Will be back there again

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Am a beef lover and will hunt down some of the best beef. Whilst this is not the best but it provides a good variety. Staffs are polite and I didn't for once, felt rushed. English menu is a huge plus.

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Hong Kong, China
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Spent there for two nights. Ordered a wagyu beef set for roughly 3700 yen, and add couple of dishes (beef tongue, and short rib), already pretty full for two adults. Its charcoal bbq, unbeatable aroma and real grill favour. The staff are super nice and able to communicate well in English. Comfy sofa seating! Super convenient location.

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Thank D H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Have been to Tokyo a couple of times now and we kept going back to this restaurant. Menu really easy to understand, delicious beef and friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-2-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-6457-6089

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Asian

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Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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