Yakiniku Sumizumi

Yakiniku Sumizumi: A Hidden, Top-class Wagyu Yakiniku Experience

Updated December 2, 2019 (5 days ago)

Yakiniku Sumizumi is a mouth-watering, quality-first wagyu yakiniku restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere — located in Azabujuban, Tokyo.

You’ll love this place for things like:

  • A sizzling charcoal grill
  • Modern, elegant decor
  • Impeccable attention to detail

I say hidden because this gem is not out on the huge main roads. And the way it’s sort of embedded in what looks like an apartment building completely throws you off.

And that makes it extra cool. A marvelous yakiniku experience that most likely none of your friends have ever tried.


*Need more information about yakiniku before we dive into this place? Check out my guide “What Is Yakiniku? The Complete Guide To Amazing Japanese BBQ.”


You might be wondering why I decided to use a photo of the interior at the top of this page. Wouldn’t a nice shot of the juicy yakiniku be better?

Yea, probably… but they have this amazing video showing off their shop. So I went with the interior because you can watch this and let your jaw hit the floor.

As you can see, when I say top-class… I mean it.

Established in 2017, Sumizumi is a relative newcomer to the high-quality wagyu yakiniku scene.

But it’s easy to see they are taking the competition seriously and working hard to provide an awesome experience.

Is Yakiniku Sumizumi English friendly?

Not especially.

And the staff are awesome. They’ll work with you the best they can to help you order what you want.

The menu is not in English, but it’s laid out cleanly making it simple to use Google Translate to find what you want.


Is it good for groups?

Yea, for the most part.

It’s not a huge, spacious restaurant like some family chain restaurants. But it isn’t tiny either.

If you have a not huge party, like say… 8-12 people, you should be fine.

The seats are sturdy, they’re wide, and comfortable enough where you won’t be hitting each other’s elbows.

Make reservations for the private rooms if you have groups of 4,6, 8, or even 10-20. Just make sure you call well in advance.


How much does Yakiniku Sumizumi cost?

It’s not cheap, I’ll tell you that.

But.

Given what you’re getting. Top-notch, high-quality wagyu beef. An off the beaten path location. A fine, modern atmosphere.

Overall a fantastic dining experience with delicious food.

It’s not bad.

Plan to spend around ¥6,000-¥8,000 per person.

They do accept credit cards so at least it’s easy to pay. 🙂

Access

With no parking lot, the best way to go to Yakiniku Sumizumi would be by train. Azabujuban Station is the closest.

Map pin to Yakiniku Sumizumi
A 3-min walk from Azabujuban Station