Jambo Hongo branch (焼肉ジャンボ 本郷店) in Hongo

Yakiniku Jambo Hongo branch is one of the popular yakiniku restaurant in Tokyo. Not only Japanese people but also tourists from all over the world visit and like this restaurant.

Appearance1, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)
Appearance2, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

So you have to reserve in advance without fail. They are always full with reservation.
You can reserve at Hot pepper.

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Where ?

If you go to there from Hongo Sanchome station, Exit 5 is the closest to there. And there’s Jambo Hanare is in front of the restaurant.

Yakiniku dinner

As soon as we were seated, sauces were prepared on our table.
They don’t have course, so we ordered what we want to eat from the menu.

On the table, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

Anyway, kimchi is MUST. Assorted kimchi (キムチ盛り合わせ, 1170 yen). But it was washy a bit.

Kimchi, Jumbo Hongo (hongo-sanchome)

To our great disappointed, they accepted only one dish of salted special beef tongue (上タン塩, 2600 yen) per one group. They explained that their beef tongue is precious. They didn’t have much of it in stock. Certainly it was fatty and good, but we wanted to eat more…

Salted beef tongue, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

Beef heart (ハツ, 1100 yen). We ate it with lemon and green onion. Its texture was awesome.

Hatsu, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)
Eating Hatsu, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

Special Loin (上ロース, 2100 yen).

Loin, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

Special Karubi (上カルビ, 2100 yen).

Short rib (Karubi), Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

They also prepare such a special menu having rare parts of beef meats.
some meats are current price.

Good menus,Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

Nohara-yaki (野原焼き, Current price) is one of the precious meat on the menu. Of course, we ordered it, too. Nohara-yaki’s meat is such long and thin marbled meat. Basically guest grill meat at this restaurant, but this Nohara-yaki is, staff grill and cook in front of us.

Noharayaki, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

And this egg. This is named “Saikyo-no-tamago” (埼強の卵). It’s from Saitama prefecture. We beat this egg and waited.

Saikyo-no-tamago, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

And then the staff grill our meat with rare. And then he put meat onto the beaten egg. It’s Sukiyaki-style. Awesome beef meat dressed with egg is…needless to say…Invincible.

Noharayaki2, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

And another, Outside skirt (Sagrari / さがり, 2100 yen).

Sagari, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

Rib eye (芯ロース, 2100 yen).

Shin-rosu, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

Chuck Eye Roll (Zabuton / ザブトン, 2850 yen).

Zabuton, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

At last, we ate rice and udon that the staff recommended.

One is Gyudon (Japanese Beef bowl / 和牛の牛丼, 900 yen). Certainly, it was delicious,,, but truthfully speaking, I couldn’t find the difference between it and Yoshinoya’s gyudon except the amount of meat.

Gyudon (beef bowl), Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

Curry and rice (カレーライス, 1500 yen). Also this was not bad, but I it was not so good.

Curry, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

Salted short rib udon (塩カルビうどん, 1300 yen), too.

Salted short rib udon, Jumbo Hongo (Hongo-sanchome)

Each parts of the meats were good. But rice and udon was not good. Of course, not bad.
We should to eat more meats instead of those rice and udon :p

 

About the restaurant

Name in English / Yakiniku Jambo Hongo
Name in Japanese / 焼肉ジャンボ 本郷店
Address / Hongo Iwashita Bldg 1F, 3-38-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Phone / 03-5689-8929

Open / 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Closed / No scheduled

Reservation / Required
Credit card / Available
Website / Website (in Japanese only)

 

Comment

  1. Mitzie Mee says:

    So much interesting meat. In Denmark we usually don’t eat the tongue and the heart, but I’m really curious to try it:)

    • Ryoko says:

      Almost all parts of the cows are eaten in Japan.
      I think the tongue and heart is easy to eat for beginners in terms of the texture and the taste 🙂

  2. kei says:

    Hi, do we need to make reservation in advance to eat at Jumbo?

    • Ryoko says:

      Yes, because Jumbo is very popular and always full with reservations. So, almost all people visits there without reservation can’t enter the restaurant.

  3. desmond says:

    HI , If i take Oedo line to Hongo-sanchome which number exit to go out nearer ? any email , whatsApp and line number that i can make the reservation ?

    • Ryoko says:

      No.5 is the closest to Jumbo.
      They don’t have official line account and e-mail address.
      So, if you take reserve, please call 03-5689-8929. This is the official phone number.
      But sorry, I don’t know they understand English.

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