YAKINIKU, meaning "grilled meat", is a Japanese term that refers to grilled meat cuisine. "YAKINIKU" is originally referred to as western "Barbecue" food. Today, "YAKINIKU" commonly refers to a Japanese style of cooking bite- size meat (usually beef and offal) and vegetables that are cooked on griddles and over a flame of wood charcoal using a gas or electric grill. In many parts of the world, YAKINIKU is also commonly referred to as "Japanese Barbecue”.
1. Just the right amount of meat with a fair price
When order one type of meat for one person at a yakiniku restaurant, there are 7 or 8 pieces of bite-size meat on a plate, so people cannot enjoy the many different kinds of meat because they’ll be full before ordering other meats.
3. Eat it Anytime, Not a Special Day
Yakiniku is known as a meal for a special day. FUTAGO is trying to change that with FUTAGO STYLE, such as “Just right amount of meat with a fair price”.
5. HAMIDERU KALBI
The Ribroast Part of the Black Wagyu Kalbi that’s cut into a steak size. This meat contains around 8oz. per serving and served with Sangchu lettuce. This item can only be obtained through reservation.
2. Serve meat at its best
Be able to eat meat at its best, get a knowledge about meat, enjoy with conversation and more, getting repeat customers.
4. Satisfied with Carefully Selected Meat
During the popular lunch, only a small but divine selection of ramen is available, accompanied by a rich tonkotsu broth. The thing that sets a meal apart at this Japanese restaurant is the stunning beef quality – cuts like black Wagyu or Hamideru kalbi and are fantastically creamy, bold in meaty flavors and rich with fatty notes. (MICHELIN GUIDE NYC 2017)
6. Enjoy Meats with Five Senses
Repeat and loyal customers is higher than 56% in Japan (average for industry is less than 30%). FUTAGO STYLE succeeds in winning customers' hearts.
HISTORY AND LOCATIONS
Yakiniku, in Japanese, means to barbecue!
The owners of FUTAGO were born as twin brothers in Osaka, the most popular city for yakiniku in Japan. FUTAGO means “twins” in Japanese. Establishing their first FUTAGO restaurant in 2010 in Tokyo, the twins developed a unique “FUTAGO style” concept.
Now, FUTAGO is all over Japanese media, including TV programs and magazines, expanding to more than 40 locations worldwide, including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Hawaii and New York. Our aim as a restaurant is to expand more locations, spreading the Yakiniku culture around the world to make it a household name ‒ akin to that of sushi.