You can find many good yakiniku restaurants in Shinjuku Kabukicho.
However, nothing quite compares to Black Hole.
Keep an eye out for the bullhead mark right near the Shinjuku city hall.
This restaurant that serves rare parts of A4 and A5 rank meat has made many appearances on the media, for its fresh meat of high quality.
The décor of the exterior is very stylish, but even more so in the inside.
There are private and semi-private areas, so you are able to quietly enjoy the meal.
The warm lightings of the room are very comforting.
The friendly staff guided my friend and I to our seats.
First, let’s order some drinks, together with chopped up cabbage as the hors d’oeuvre.
The cabbage is excellent with their original dressing. The light and refreshing taste is perfect to have in between greasy meats.
The seasoning of the crunchy kimchi is not too sour. It tastes nice and fresh!
The sliced tomatoes topped with onions are also very refreshing.
We ordered both salt and tare (sauce) flavors for the yakiniku.
The beef tongue has a rare crispy texture. You can’t find this kind of beef tongue anywhere else!
Among the rare parts, you definitely need to try sasami, zabuton and kainomi!
They are all very tender, and just the right kind of fatty. Soooo delicious!!!
And look how beautiful the rare harami looks! I’m addicted to the special texture and flavor.
Here is the platter of salt flavor rare parts.
I can barely wait to grill all this meat!!
Don’t forget to season it with lots of wasabi.
Each meat part has its own texture and flavor, completely different from one another. They are all extremely tasty!
As the restaurant has a wide selection of rice and noodles, you can enjoy the meal even if you don’t want to have alcoholic beverages.
I particularly recommend the platter of salt flavor rare parts in this restaurant.
The room is properly ventilated, preventing the meat smell from staying on your clothes. The private rooms are perfect for a date or even a small party!
The staff are wonderful here. They will kindly help you with anything and give you recommendations, so don’t feel intimidated even if it is your first time!
Overall, Black Hole is one of the best yakiniku restaurants in Shinjuku. Go find out for yourself! You won’t be disappointed.
|1-2-5, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|5 min walk from Shinjuku station|
|Mon-Sat 17:00~6:00 am