Grilled beef offerings at a yakiniku restaurant. Photo: SCMP Grilled beef offerings at a yakiniku restaurant. Photo: SCMP
Grilled beef offerings at a yakiniku restaurant. Photo: SCMP

Japan’s grilled-meat restaurant boom: the secret to survival amid coronavirus pandemic

  • Good ventilation is turning into a secret weapon for Japan’s yakiniku eateries, where customers cook raw cuts of meat themselves
  • Although the restaurant business in the country has been hard hit during the pandemic, yakinikus saw a historically low number of insolvencies last year

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Grilled beef offerings at a yakiniku restaurant. Photo: SCMP Grilled beef offerings at a yakiniku restaurant. Photo: SCMP
Grilled beef offerings at a yakiniku restaurant. Photo: SCMP
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