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1-17-5 Aobadai | Maison Aoba 102, Meguro 153-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3463-5147
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good5%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pudding” (6 reviews)
“skewers” (18 reviews)
“katsu” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1-17-5 Aobadai | Maison Aoba 102, Meguro 153-0042, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Have the pancakes, have the vegetables, have the squid. This place is amazing. They made sure that we had the best time ever and you will enjoy yourself

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank paulevans85
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We came here because Anthony Bourdain raved about it on his show and he was not wrong. This place was the highlight of my trip. Yugi (Uz) was super friendly and showed us a picture of him and Anthony Bourdain (I'm a huge fan...May he...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kadensaunt
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!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank LynlyL3
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

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank lenm2014
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Navigator810322
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.

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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