Imafuku, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Imafuku: A5 Wagyu Shabu-Shabu & Sukiyaki Absolute Perfection

Updated October 31, 2019 | by Chad A. Thiele, 23 year veteran of Tokyo.

Imafuku is a Michelin-starred wagyu shabu-shabu and sukiyaki restaurant specializing in top-notch quality dining in Minato, Tokyo.

With as world-famous as Imafuku is, I’d be remiss not to include it here on TokyoSpark. I love restaurants who take their craft so seriously they level up their game every single day.

That’s Imafuku.

Not sure what shabu-shabu is? No worries, I have a complete guide that will help you learn all there is to know about shabu-shabu. Oh, and also a guide to wagyu if you want to learn more about it too.

Where you’ll find the most immaculate A5 wagyu beef. Yes, immaculate. As in, beautiful. The care and perfection that goes into raising cattle capable of producing this grade of beef.

To have a chef who cuts no corners. Who strives to pursue the best there is. Is worthy of the Michelin star afforded to this amazing dining experience.

The atmosphere is warm with great lighting that accentuates the meal nicely. Which is excellent because the staff cooks your meal table-side  — leaving you to relax and fully enjoy this remarkable dining experience.

You just won’t understand from words, you have to try it.

Is Imafuku English friendly?

Yes, it is. With both English menus and many English speaking staff, this place is simple to enjoy. And this adds to the overall impressive feel. No need to overthink things. Just enjoy.

For example, the English speaking staff are cooking the food table-side. While they’re cooking it they’re explaining what each thing is and how to enjoy it.

You literally get to sit there and fully enjoy. It’s incredible.

Is it good for groups?

Yes it is. The stylish tables have wide seats with arm space so you won’t feel cramped.

Imafuku has private rooms available for 2, 4, and 6 people parties. Larger parties can reserve sections of the restaurant — though you will need a lot of lead time for those.

The course dining structure makes it simple to split the check as well.

How much does Imafuku cost?

Imafuku is a top-end, high-quality shabu-shabu, and sukiyaki restaurant — I bet you imagine the cost is way up there too — but it’s actually not so bad.

If you can make reservations yourself, budget for about ¥10,000 per person. Maybe a couple of thousand yen more if you’ll have a few drinks with your meal.

They don’t have parking so plan for paid parking if you drive, or train fare if you want to take the train here.

Want an extra special meal and reservation help?

Voyagin has put together a special course so you can try all the best items on the menu and they’ll take care of making reservations for you too! Just choose how many in your party and when you want to go.

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Map pin to Imafuku
6 min walk from Shirokanetakanawa Station

Phone: 050-2018-0982 (+81-50-2018-0982)

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