Two minutes’ walk from Ningyocho Station transports guests to WAGYU Hiyama. This Wagyu beef specialist, marked only with a small sign beside the door and hidden in a quiet side alley off the main street, was opened by Hiyama, an old-established butcher’s shop (est. 1912) that also runs Sukiyaki Kappo Hiyama to offer a contrasting cuisine.
The restaurant’s team has exceptional pedigree. WAGYU Hiyama is helmed by chef Tomoya Konishi, who previously worked as sous chef at Jean-Georges Tokyo and Dominique Bouchet Tokyo, and learned Wagyu beef cookery at Yoroniku, further honing his culinary skills at L'évo in Toyama and other famous restaurants around Japan. Tetsuzo Ohashi, the restaurant’s manager and sommelier, previously worked as sommelier at Chez Inno in Kyobashi, Pont d'Or Inno in Nihonbashi-Muromachi, and Blanc Rouge in The Tokyo Station Hotel, and managed restaurants run by a winery. Now, this duo has teamed up as chef and manager to create innovative cuisine at WAGYU Hiyama.
On offer is inventive cuisine that highlights the world-famous flavor of Wagyu beef. The best Kuroge Wagyu beef of the day is carefully selected by the restaurant’s own butcher’s shop, irrespective of their grades, brands, or places of origin, and prepared using French culinary techniques. Different cuts of Kuroge Wagyu beef are used to offer various flavors, such as tied Châteaubriand beef filet and sukiyaki-style sirloin. Each dish sings even more with expert wine pairings selected by sommelier Ohashi.
Those stepping inside can gaze at a luxurious interior with European influences, an unexpected and pleasant surprise from glancing at the exterior of this over century-old Japanese-style restaurant. Diners are invited to take one of the six seats at the counter to observe the sublime grilling techniques of chef Konishi, who prepares each dish as a form of theatre.
Guests are invited to enjoy the rich flavor of the highest-quality Kuroge Wagyu beef at WAGYU Hiyama, which is perfect for a range of occasions, such as intimate meals with family, a partner, friends, or business dinners.
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A 2 minutes walk from A3 exit of Ningyocho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
A 5-minute walk from Suitengumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
A 7 minutes walk from Hamamachi Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line.
■With respect to reservations
We accept reservations up to three days in advance.