Yakiniku Like to open in Tenmonkan, Kagoshima, with 1 smokeless roaster per person

PUBLISHED Jul 28, 2022

The exterior of Yakiniku Like Tenmonkan

The yakiniku restaurant Yakiniku Like is set to open in Temmonkan, Kagoshima City, on July 29. The restaurant will be equipped with one smokeless roaster per person.

Tokyo-based Yakiniku Like operates the chain under the concept of “yakiniku fast food.” The first restaurant opened in Shimbashi, Tokyo, in August 2018. Since then, Morihisa Arimura, the president, has focused on offering specialized, individual meals. The Temmonkan branch, the 84th in Japan, is the first in Kagoshima Prefecture and is franchised to BE THE ONE Co., Ltd., a company that operates apparel businesses in Kagoshima, Fukuoka, and Kumamoto Prefectures.

The restaurant has 20 seats: ten at the counter and ten at the tables. Each seat is fitted with a touch screen for ordering and a number tag, and the customers pick up their orders at the counter with their number tag. Each counter seat has a smokeless roaster, and each table has two. The smoke from grilling goes into ducts under the floor, which “prevents odors from sticking to a customer’s hair or clothes.”

The menu includes Takumi Kalbi & Harami (1,150 yen for 150g), which features boneless short ribs and outside skirt; Beef Hormone & Mixed Kalbi (790 yen for 150g), with offals and short ribs; and Like Quattro Set (1,490 yen for 200g), which comes with four types meat including short ribs and tongue. Depending on the set, diners can choose the amount of meat from 100g to 300g. All the set items come with rice, soup, and kimchi. There is also an a la carte menu that offers nine types of meat portions, which can be ordered in 50-gram increments.

Tatsuya Kubo, president of BE THE ONE, says: “We have been planning to open a restaurant in Temmonkan for three years. We hope we can become one of the establishments that will liven up the Temmonkan area following the success of CenTerrace.”

Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. To celebrate the opening, on 29 July only, the restaurant will offer the chain’s most popular item, “Takumi Kalbi & Harami Set 200g” (1,390 yen), for 290 yen (limited to 290 servings).

  • Counter seating of Yakiniku Like Tenmonkan

  • Counter seating touch screen and smokeless roaster

  • Table seating of Yakiniku Like Tenmonkan

  • Takumi Kalbi & Harami Set 200g from Yakiniku Like

  • Smokeless roaster of Yakiniku Like