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Kentaro Nakahara


Yakiniku (BBQ Beef)

Foodle Reviews

on 18 Dec 2022

This is a place that I never miss in Japan: yakniku Nakahara, a fantastic wagyu charcoal steakhouse. Kentaro Nakahara is a great expert, you will have amazing food here, just check out also the wagyu sando I posted a week ago! But he is also a very welcoming host, who speaks a great English, so he can teach you that wagyu is not just the premium cuts, it can be even more fun to try the 3 different parts of the tongue, the skirt or the tripes!
And even his dessert is very special: a home-made pistachio... More

on 02 Nov 2022

Sumibi Yakiniku Nakahara

Far too long since my last visit. Nakahara-san is a fantastic host in addition to a grill master. The beef is superlative. What else do you need?

Also, really enjoyed the shift away from fusion elements and towards the classic style.

7 / 10
on 24 Sep 2022

Quick meal with local chefs.at Nakahara. Excellent as always when the Master himself grills for you.

7 / 10
on 09 May 2022

Back to the master for more cuts of tongue and ofals.

8 / 10
on 10 Dec 2021

Kentaro completely renovated his restaurant, he extended the counter to seat now up to 11 people and changed the decor of the tables and the private room. A great job. Light wood dominates now the atmosphere which looked a little date before.
His food is still one of the best yakiniku in Tokyo. His cuts of tongue and his famous sando being the reference point for many other places in the country.

8 / 10
on 23 Mar 2021

The one and only, the first and still the best Gyu Katsu Sando in town.

I just picked Kentaro-san up to go to a sushi place after work, but I had to eat it, there was no way I would not. 😂

8 / 10
on 16 Aug 2020

Back at the master for wagyu tongue, offals and sando. Unique, great taste and hospitality.

on 15 Jun 2020

Wagyu Course: Gyu tongue, tip/bottom of tongue, sirloin, hanger steak, brisket, rump, intestines, somen, gyukatsu sando, gyudon+gyukatsu curry, pistachio ice cream 🍛🐂
Sumibiyakiniku Nakahara (炭火焼肉なかはら), Tokyo (May 2019)
#Sumibiyakinikunakahara #炭火焼肉なかはら #visittokyo

7 / 10
on 01 May 2020

Back at Masterchef Kentaro for another fix of meat.

8 / 10
on 29 Mar 2020

Back at the master for charcoal and wagyu tongue grilling. And besides being a master chef, he is a very humble and friendly person. His menu evolved over time and took almost the shape of a sushi omakase meal. He alternates between pieces of beef and other foods so one does not get overloaded with beef. Nevertheless no carnivore will get home unsatisfied.

on 12 Jan 2019

2018 Best dishes Top 10:
#10 Wagyu Katsu Sando by @kentarohenry at Sumibi Yakiniku Nakahara in Tokyo 🇯🇵 .
The full list is available on my FB page, link in bio. .
This years best dishes list has been a tough one to compile and with so many restaurants visited I have found it impossible to cull down to less than 70 dishes that really stood out for me this year.
2018 has been a busy year. 27 countries visited, one of which I managed to walk across when completing the Camino... More

9 / 10
on 07 Dec 2018

Amazing yakiniku meal. Gotta go back.

Full account of dinner is here: https://www.diarygrowingboy.com/2018/12/tokyo-2018-day-7-more-sizzling-beef.html

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Japan, 〒102-0085 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Rokubanchō, 4−3 GEMS市ヶ谷 9F


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