土古里 － Yakiniku/Korean
Address - 上野バンブーガーデン店、東京都大東区上野公園１－５２ ３F
Opening Hours - 11:00 am to 11:30 pm (last order 10:30 pm)
Telephone - 03-5807-2255
Credit Cards - yes
Well, this is not really a Korean Restaurant, it is more something like a Japanese Korean yakiniku Restaurant.
The restaurant is pretty large, pleasant and very confortable. Each table is in a private separated space, so your neighbour will not be able to spy you if you get drunk.
You sit on tatami at a round table with the yakiniku grill in the center of it. I noticed the tables here are larger than the tables you usually find in other yakiniku restaurants. I really appreciated it because you don t feel the heat of the grill and your drink full of icecubes does not turn into hot water. I also noticed that the o-hashi were made of steel, it may sound stupid to say it but believe me, it is really more difficult to eat with those ones! They are very thin and heavy, so more difficult to handle. I was not expecting something like that.
Well, it was time to order something to eat! The service was a bit slow (and the restaurant was not full), and I had to push several times the service button before they decided to come.
I ordered a moriawase: 18 pieces of 9 different kinds of beef. The meat was very very good, very tender and juicy. It cannot be compared to the meat you find in yakiniku restaurant like 牛角. It is much better in this restaurant in Ueno!
There are also different kinds of sauces you can choose with you meat, including a Korean spicy one.
Obviously, there is a very large choice of meats but also a large choice of noodles (a lot of spicy noodles), vegetables, gratins, salada, desserts and drinks.
At the end of the lunch, you will receive a point card which can be full very quickly I think.
It t is a good restaurant to go to with your friends or if you have a huge appetite.
Now let s talk about the price! If you re a "normal" eater : around 5000 yen for 2. If you are a glutton : around 8000 or 9000 yen for 2. Not the cheapest, but not that expensive.
This restaurant is a small chain, there are other restaurants at Ooimachi and Asakusa (the point card can also be used there).
東京都品川区東大井5-2-7 磯辺ビル １F
東京都大東区1-23-6 浅草関根ビル ２F