Date no Gyutan Honpo
Ikebukuro: Japanese regional
Date no Gyutan Honpo (Ikebukuro: Japanese regional)
Date no Gyutan Honpo
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

Located on the second floor of a Miyagi prefectural antenna shop, this casual cafe-restaurant serves a wide variety of beef tongue dishes, a local specialty. Teishoku-style meals with oxtail soup, grilled tongue, side dishes and rice are priced at well under Y1000 at lunchtime, which conveniently runs until 5pm. Excellent spicy pickled vegetables and leaf-wrapped sweet miso come with the teishoku, and these may well be highlights of a visit to Ikebukuro.

After 5pm the menu expands to a wider variety of dishes - tongue curry, tongue tsukune meatballs, tongue sausage, tongue stew and of course grilled tongue. If you just want a quick meal there are several teishoku options, or alternatively you can enjoy small izakaya-style dishes as you explore the Miyagi sake list.

Budget around Y1000-3000 in the evening, and around Y850 at lunch. Take-away bentos are Y1380.

Toshima-ku, Higashi-Ikebukuro 1-2-2, Higashi-Ike Bldg 2F.
sL擌r1-2-2 rr2K
Sister sites:
Craft Beer Bars Japan
Bars, retailers and festivals
Animal Cafes
Cat, rabbit and bird cafe guide
Where in Tokyo
Fun things to do in the big city
Neighborhood guides and top-five lists from Tokyo experts
Barking Inu
Sushi dictionary and Japan Android apps

Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended