Situated within a beautiful Japanese garden in Thao Dien, District 2, IWA Japanese Yakiniku is the first restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City to offer high-end Yakiniku, which in the broadest sense refers to the culture of enjoying grilled meat.
It's a modern and elegantly appointed restaurant, designed to resemble a cave, which specialises in the preparation and service of the highest grade, A5 Wagyu Beef, exclusively imported from select farms in Japan.
Brainchild of Mylife Group CEO Yen Mai Linh, and her team of expert Japanese culinary advisors, IWA is a “precious gemstone” of Japanese cuisine. Carefully refrigerated between 0 and 5 degrees Celsius, their Wagyu Shimofuri (marbled beef), and Akami (lean beef) varieties, are safely served raw, or lightly seared, for optimal texture and flavour.
Must try dishes include the raw Wagyu Nigiri Sushi (marbled), Japanese Wagyu Beef Yukho, a Japanese tartare preparation, the paper thin marinated Silkloin (Shirukurosa Shimofuri), lightly grilled to perfection, and for seafood lovers, the Fatty Belly Tuna, gently kissed by the grill for a melt in your mouth moment of perfection.