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Korean-style barbeque is usually best eaten in groups, but at Oonishi in Ebisu, counter-style dining gives solo diners an opportunity to enjoy small portions of exquisite grilled beef parts. This is the very definition of ‘treat yo’self’!
Yakiniku Oonishi - image © Florentyna Leow
Korean barbeque isn’t typically great for solo dining. At most restaurants of this type, you’ll order plates of a single cut of meat. Unless you’re with a group or at least one other person, you won’t be able to try a wide variety of cuts – which is the whole point of eating at a yakiniku restaurant.
Luckily, this isn’t the case at Yakiniku Oonishi in Ebisu. This yakiniku restaurant is all about counter seat dining, which is perfect for eating in ones or twos. We love that the combination platter, consisting of small portions of various cuts of lean beef, is perfect for one. While their lean meat is excellent, we also recommend the fattier ‘zabuton.’ Translating as ‘pillow,’ it’s texturally as tender and inviting as you might imagine it is.
Best of all, Yakiniku Oonishi is open until midnight, and if it happens to be a Sunday or public holiday, it stays open till 5am. The idea of eating grilled beef till the wee hours of the morning definitely appeals to us! Expect to spend around JPY6000~JPY8000 a person.
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2F Shinozaki bldg., 1-7-5 Ebisu-nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0021
〒150-0021 東京都渋谷区恵比寿西1-7-5 篠崎ビル2F
Monday-Saturday and the day before national holiday: 5pm-5am
Sunday and national holidays: 5pm-12am
Train: 1-minute walk from the west exit of Ebisu Station on the JR Yamanote line.
Official website (English and Japanese)
Read customer reviews of Yakiniku Oonishi on TripAdvisor.
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