Yakiniku King Izakaya in Toyota City: Hot Grill, All-You-Can-Eat and All-You-Can-Drink
When I first moved to Toyota City in Aichi Prefecture, the first social event I went to was dinner and drinks with fellow ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers). Another teacher who has lived in the area for a few years booked us in at Toyota City’s Yakiniku King Izakaya. This was to become my favourite restaurant in Toyota.
Yakiniku King Izakaya, Toyota City
An izakaya is a must-do for your visit to Japan. It’s in my top 3 reasons to go to Japan. You’ll be surprised at just how cheap it can be. If you go to an izakaya and get all-you-can-eat (tabehōdai) and all-you-can-drink (nomihōdai), you can walk out after 90 minutes paying as little as $30.
I first visited Yakiniku King Izakaya in Toyota City in early 2011, and have returned many times. Here, as the name describes, they specialise in yaki-niku (yaki = grilled, usually with a BBQ style sauce. Niku = meat) and it’s always delicious.
How to get to Yakiniku King, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture
From Toyota-shi station:
- Take the Meitetsu Toyota line one stop to Umetsubo station. The trip takes 2 minutes and costs ¥160 one way. It’s a 5 minute walk from the station to the izakaya.
From Shin-Toyota station:
- Take the Aichi Loop line one stop to Aikan-umetsubo station. The trip takes 3 minutes and costs ¥170 one way. It’s an 8 minute walk from the station to the izakaya.
Yakiniku King in Toyota city is open from 5PM to midnight on weekdays and 11:30AM to midnight on Saturday and Sunday, with no entry after 11PM.
Address in English:
Aichi-ken, Toyota-shi, Higashiumetsubochō, 7 Chome 1−7, Yakiniku Kingu Izakaya
Address in Japanese: