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Yabaton

#178 of 7,425 Restaurants in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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2-11-2 Ginza | Ginza Daisaku Bldg., Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3546-8810
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Now, don't think I don't love all the amazing fish I saw at Tsujiki. I have spent quite a few hours (and Yen) at many of the sushi restaurants in the Ginza and closer to Tsujiki. But, after a week or so, I found I wanted something different. Yabaton filled that need wonderfully. They have quite a menu full of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The restaurant was easy to find in the north part of Ginza. The atmosphere was good and they provided a menu for us in English. The food we had was average at best and a bit pricier for Tonkatsu (pork cutlet) than we had at other restaurants. The sauce was delicious but overall, it was pretty average food.

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Thank lifetimeofexperience
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Yabaton had been recommended to me as a must-do which means high expectations - and Yabaton delivered ! The staff are cordial and the meals not unreasonably priced ($25-30AUD for a main). There was an adequate range of beers (possibly wines even !) so a lot of the ingredients for a great meal were in place. Its easy to find,... More 

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Thank Matthew F
Tokyo, Japan
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242 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Had "hire miso katsu" (pork filet miso cutlet) as a dinner in September, 2015. Just as what I expected from "Yabaton" brand misokatsu that I've been used to enjoying it in Nagoya through the years. Restaurant atmosphere is good. Tastes the same from Nagoya recipe. The only minus is the location of the restaurant that may be hard to discover... More 

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Thank setotravel
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by one of the locals in Tokyo. We saw no tourists (only locals) and that is always a big plus when dining somewhere. Both went for the black pork filet and it was delicious! My husband had a few more fatty/chewy pieces but mine was absolutely perfect. The atmosphere at this place is also nice and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Met with a friend for lunch at Yabaton. We tried the black pork with miso sauce and it tasted - right on. Very nice. Not particularly easy to find as it's off the main street. English menus are available but there's only 1 type of beer available.

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Thank dsiewmy
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Met a friend here for dinner shortly after landing in Tokyo, and their tonkatsu really hit the spot after a long flight. Prices were quite reasonable as well, which can be a rarity in Tokyo. Their tonkatsu was also a nice change of pace from the usual tonkatsu with curry. English menus are available.

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Thank Mark M
Sydney, Australia
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165 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Must try - Miso-flavoured Tonkatsu two ways. This is unique to Yabaton (originated from Nagoya) and is going to be one of the best pork katsu that you will ever have! Restaurant is right behind Mercure Hotel Ginza and is within easy access from Ginza Metro station. English menu available for those who cannot speak Japanese.

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Thank kevinyhli
New York City, New York
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103 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

For those who are unfamiliar, tonkatsu is a breaded Japanese pork cutlet. I'm told that many people associate it with country home cooking. This restaurant has unique sauces on their version that are especially delicious. Although not high brow, the decor is fun and funky (pigs float in plastic bulbs, dangling from the ceiling on string), the staff was friendly,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 28
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-11-2 Ginza | Ginza Daisaku Bldg., Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3546-8810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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