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Date no Gyutan (Main Shop)

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4-10-11 Chuo, Apba-ku, Sendai 980-0021 , Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-722-2535
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 11
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Grilled tongue like no other

Grilled beef tongue became a Sendai specialty during the American occupation when it was one part of the cow not consumed on the bases. Local Japanese had an inspiration regarding the meat and we should all be thankful. This main shop, near the Washington Hotel across from Sendai Station, has the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Grilled beef tongue became a Sendai specialty during the American occupation when it was one part of the cow not consumed on the bases. Local Japanese had an inspiration regarding the meat and we should all be thankful. This main shop, near the Washington Hotel across from Sendai Station, has the style to do it right. Carefully grilled tongue, served... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I arrived in Sendai on a very rainy evening with a friend. While walking to APA Hotel Itsutsubashi we spotted Date no Gyuutan on the opposite side of the street. We were pretty hungry and didn't want to go searching for places to eat in the rain, so we decided to have dinner here. The place has a great atmosphere,... More 

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Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I lived in Sendai for over 12 years and travel to Japan 4 or 5 times a year on business for the last 10 years. "Date no Gyutan" is one of my favourite restaurants. Please remember, this is BBQ beef tongue. If you don't mind trying tongue, I guarantee you will love it. The flavours are intense. I always order... More 

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Seattle
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2009

My wife lived in Sendai as a young adult, and we were there visiting family. We requested we all go out to a gyutan restaurant called Rikyu. As much as I love my in-laws, they have a way of ignoring anything my wife says; we ended up at Date no Gyutan instead. The Chuo location seems to be the main... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-10-11 Chuo, Apba-ku, Sendai 980-0021 , Miyagi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Tohoku  >  Miyagi Prefecture  >  Sendai
  • Phone Number: +81 22-722-2535

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

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