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Date no Gyutan (Main Shop)

#6 of 4,950 Restaurants in Sendai
Certificate of Excellence
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4-10-11 Chuo, Apba-ku, Sendai 980-0021 , Miyagi Prefecture
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+81 22-722-2535
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110 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant by chance. Visiting Sendai Apr this year, we checked in at Toyoko Inn Sendai-eki Nishi-guchi Chuo past dinner time, and felt tired. We asked the hotel staff for a nearest Gyutan restaurant. Hence came the recommendation of this restaurant, which was just across the hotel. It was a modern restaurant, looked a bit "upmarket" compared to... More 

Thank nizora
Vordingborg, Denmark
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Date no Gyuutan specializes in beef tongue. You can either get a teishoku (set meal) with the standard gyutan, rice and soup, or you can order a variety of small dishes to share. We did the latter, and it was pretty good. We had a vegetable stick dish with a miso/gyutan dip. Tankatsu, which is gyuutan served in a deep... More 

Thank Magunusu
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Thank James V
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?