Food and Drinks

[Miyagi] Best Beef Tongue (Gyutan) Restaurants in Sendai

Popularized in 1948 by Chef Keishiro Sano, gyutan gained fame as a unique dish in the post-Pacific War era. Sano, a yakitori specialist, sought a novel concept beyond simple skewers, leading him to experiment with beef tongue. The creative process resulted in the now-recognized representative dish of Sendai, typically served with barley rice, pickles, and tail soup.

Umami Tasuke (旨味太助)

Umami Tasuke (旨味太助) is a branch of Aji Tasuke founded by daughter-in-law of Mr. Keishiro Sano. Signature dish is beef tongue set meal (Gyutan Teishoku) with a choice of four to six pieces of beef tongue (gyutan). You can expect to see more local customers than tourists.  

Gyutan no Issen (牛たんの一仙)

Gyutan no Issen (牛たんの一仙) is in a busy area of Sendai, in the basement of a building. The interior is decorated in a striking red and black color. Paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling are gently lit via indirect lighting creating a relaxing atmosphere. Signature dish is tender and juicy grilled beef tongue (Gyutan Yaki) carefully prepared using unique method. Additionally, we recommend you try the beef tongue stew (Gyutan Stew) simmered in brown sauce for days.

  • Name: Gyutan no Issen (牛たんの一仙)
  • Address: 4-3-3 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi
  • Phone: +81-(0)22-265-1935
  • Hours: 11:00 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 25:00 
  • Closed On: Open Daily
  • Number of Seats: 45
  • Budget: – JPY5,000
  • Payment Options: Credit Cards Accepted

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