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Mahakala

1-17-5 Aobadai | Maison Aoba 102, Meguro 153-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3463-5147
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Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good3%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“skewers” (18 reviews)
“pudding” (5 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
1-17-5 Aobadai | Maison Aoba 102, Meguro 153-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved everything about Mahayana from the friendly service, atmosphere, and the assorted Kushi-katsu. I had about 6 pieces and some drinks which was perfect for me. I will surely miss this place when I leave tomorrow but would absolutely come back!

Thank Lynly L
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

For those seeking a local hangout/izakaya with a welcoming vibe for tourists .. this place is a must. Very small space but the hosts make it work, awesome location on the riverfront. Hosts speak some english and are welcoming and friendly, you are treated like...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food. Cute place. Friendliest waiters. Definitely take the time to visit this charming place on the riverfront.

Thank twphoto
Reviewed December 18, 2017

We were staying about 30 minutes from the Naka-Meguro neighborhood and decided to make the trek out after hearing about Mahakala. In short, we loved our meal here. Perfectly cooked skewers (our favorites were the pork and ginger, beef tongue and tofu), a charming small...More

Thank Len M
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

This place is just for the curious people that wants to have a wonderfull experience! Mahakala is a perfect izakaya with one specialty that i let you discover... The cooking is perfect, the product is fresh and amazing... the service is great! What to say...More

Thank pojack55
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Very eclectic small restaurant - more an izakaya than restaurant. Cool decor! We booked ahead and duly showed up at 9 and they had our table ready. We just fitted around it! Had lots of different katsu skewers - my favourite was the beef tongue....More

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
Reviewed October 24, 2017

We are vegetarians and any worry (not that we had any)we might have about finding delicious food in Japan disappeared as we chomped on the skewers, served by very friendly chefs. Every course was excellent and it set the trend for our amazing Japan trip.

Thank VivekThoopal
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Delicious find in the beautiful Nakameguro. Cozy atmosphere perfect for a date or a chill hangout with a friend. The fried skewers are delicious, especially the pork belly and pork ginger or kimchi. Definitely try something from their daily special menu. We had the delicious...More

1  Thank Dani H
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Amazing little resto in the hipster are of Naka-Meguro. A friend recommended the area and we found this little gem through TA. Amazing vibe and the food is to die for. The two guys that cook and serve are super cool and extremely friendly and...More

Thank Chicheba
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

I'm used to be dragged across foreign cities in search of restaurants that my wife has found through recommendation but Mahakala was definitely worth the 20 minute walk - it's a really special place. Fantastic & authentic street style food, a cosy atmosphere & lovely...More

Thank Morris6157
Nearby
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $50
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-17-5 Aobadai | Maison Aoba 102, Meguro 153-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Meguro>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3463-5147
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