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Date no Gyutan (Main Shop)

££ - £££Japanese,
4-10-11 Chuo, Apba-ku, Sendai 980-0021, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-722-2535
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef tongue” (6 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
“package” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Grill
££ - £££
4-10-11 Chuo, Apba-ku, Sendai 980-0021, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious. You must try!! You can even buy ox younger package back home but it will expire in a day, so the best way is to have it within a day.

Thank KMatariki
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

A must try for extra thick cut beef tongue set at ¥2,150 - beef lovers will definitely love it. We also order Omugi beef steak, this dish is too well done.

Thank Teddy_May
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

It's beef tongue. I'd never had it before.I'd call it salty meaty goodness. I think it tastes similar to sirloin. A colleague says more like brisket. Either way, it was attractive in both taste and presentation. The place was jammed with customers. And yet I...More

Thank kbc1810
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Date no Gyuutan specializes in beef tongue. You can either get a teishoku (set meal) with the standard gyutan, rice and soup, or you can order a variety of small dishes to share. We did the latter, and it was pretty good. We had a...More

Thank Magnus R
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Grilled beef tongue became a Sendai specialty during the American occupation when it was one part of the cow not consumed on the bases. Local Japanese had an inspiration regarding the meat and we should all be thankful. This main shop, near the Washington Hotel...More

1  Thank James V
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I arrived in Sendai on a very rainy evening with a friend. While walking to APA Hotel Itsutsubashi we spotted Date no Gyuutan on the opposite side of the street. We were pretty hungry and didn't want to go searching for places to eat in...More

Thank notforgameplease
Reviewed 21 August 2012

I lived in Sendai for over 12 years and travel to Japan 4 or 5 times a year on business for the last 10 years. "Date no Gyutan" is one of my favourite restaurants. Please remember, this is BBQ beef tongue. If you don't mind...More

2  Thank imex
Reviewed 19 September 2009

My wife lived in Sendai as a young adult, and we were there visiting family. We requested we all go out to a gyutan restaurant called Rikyu. As much as I love my in-laws, they have a way of ignoring anything my wife says; we...More

1  Thank rkuef
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-10-11 Chuo, Apba-ku, Sendai 980-0021, Miyagi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Tohoku  >  Miyagi Prefecture  >  Sendai
  • Phone Number: +81 22-722-2535
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