Pyua, Yakiniku at Kudanshita

Jamiroquai came to Japan recently, and off I went to see him with my boyfriend Alex and my colleague Mathieu. It was held at the super famous Nippon Budokan, where lots of famous live albums were recorded – think Ozzy Osbourne and Bob Dylan!

The concert was great – it’s pretty amazing to see someone you’ve used to watch on TV live in person. Jay Kay’s put on quite a bit of weight though – I mean, the dude is 48, he’s obviously not going to be as skinny as he was in 24, but it was a little surprising for me! His voice is still ridiculously good though, though he did huff and puff a little throughout the concert and looked slightly tired.

OK, anyway, the point of telling you this story was to explain how I landed up in a mouthwatering yakiniku place in Kudanshita, which was called Pyua. After the concert, Alex, Mat and myself were pretty hungry so we decided to try out a new yakiniku restaurant.

Behold!

Nice clean grill to start with!
Nice clean grill to start with!
Beef with sesame sauce. OISHIIIII YOOOOO!
Beef with sesame sauce. OISHIIIII YOOOOO!
Because we're good adults, we eat our vegetables.
Because we’re good adults, we eat our vegetables.
Alex showing off his yakiniku prowess by sweeping it from side to side. I'm not sure what this accomplishes.
Alex showing off his yakiniku prowess by sweeping it from side to side. I’m not sure what this accomplishes.
I make more fun of Alex but he ignores me and tells me this is the way it's supposed to be done. (Which is probably the case, but oh well).
I make more fun of Alex but he ignores me and tells me this is the way it’s supposed to be done. (Which is probably the case, but oh well).
A platter of meat, to tickle our respective meaty fancies.
A platter of meat, to tickle our respective meaty fancies.
Ahh. I can almost taste you again, you delicious beefy bits!!
Ahh. I can almost taste you again, you delicious beefy bits!!
The Asian in me longed for rice, so we ordered the Beef Kalbi Soup Rice. Good choice, me! It was yums!!
The Asian in me longed for rice, so we ordered the Beef Kalbi Soup Rice. Good choice, me! It was yums!!
Now the Chinese in me started craving for pork!!
Now the Chinese in me started craving for pork!!
Came with a bunch of sauces. Wasabi with yakiniku is always my favourite - if you haven't tried it, you totally should!
Came with a bunch of sauces. Wasabi with yakiniku is always my favourite – if you haven’t tried it, you totally should!

If you’re around Kudanshita, check out Pyua. We paid around 3,000 yen per person, which is very reasonable! Pyua’s Google Map link here.

For more of my greedy foody adventures, click here. I’m also currently working on a Tokyo Guide of the best restaurants to go to (with tons of restaurants that haven’t been featured on the blog!) If you’d like a free sample copy once it’s ready, just subscribe to us and you’ll get a sneak peek!

 

Ann Jie

Loves good conversations and hates small talk. Finds people fascinating and wonders why meanies exist. Loves writing violent, graphic short stories but finds horror movies too scary to watch. Follow me on Instagram @annjieslices or tweet me a slice of YOUR life at @annjieslices!

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