The Yakiniku Q (焼肉Q, Yakiniku Kyū) is the favourite Korean, Gyū-Kaku-style yakiniku restaurant of Team Asuma that is located in Konohagakure. Its salted beef tongue with Welsh onion is a very popular dish in the village. The original Yakiniku Q was destroyed during Pain's assault.
Asuma Sarutobi first took Shikamaru Nara, Ino Yamanaka, and Chōji Akimichi when they met and continued to be regular customers throughout the Naruto series, only going there when they completed a mission and when they host celebrations, such as when Shikamaru was promoted to chūnin.
Because of Asuma's status as a regular, the owner of the shop was quite close to him as she broke down in tears when upon hearing from Shikamaru he was killed in the line of duty.
The restaurant is large with wide windows, multiple green-seated booths, though some tables allow customers to sit down on the floor with green cushions as their seats, and menus plastered on the walls. Due to their Gyū-Kaku-style, each table has a charcoal brazier built in the centre and is equipped with tongs for cooking, since the Gyū-Kaku form of dining is one in which the customers cook their own food after ordering it.
In Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire, Naruto Uzumaki invited the entire Konoha 11 for his and Sai's recovery party, claiming that Shikamaru would pay for them (without getting his consent). In Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth Full Power Ninja Chronicles, Ino invited Rock Lee, Neji Hyūga, and Tenten to join her with Shikamaru and Chōji in order to help Lee and Neji's teamwork.
- ↑ Naruto: Shippūden episode 82