Japanese Film Festival 2018
• Klang Valley
GSC Mid Valley
GSC Pavilion KL
GSC 1 Utama
GSC Nu Sentral
• Penang
GSC Gurney Plaza
• Johor
GSC Paradigm JB
• Kuching
GSC CityONE Megamall
• Kota Kinabalu
GSC Suria Sabah

Yakiniku Dragon ( 焼肉ドラゴン/ Yakiniku Doragon )


The story takes place in 1970, the year of the Osaka's Expo '70, during the great economic boom in Japan. Yakiniku Dragon is a small family-run BBQ restaurant on the outskirts of the Kansai area. The family of six consists of the patriarch Ryukichi, his wife Yong-Sun, his three daughters Shizuka, Rika and Mika, and his youngest son, Tokio. The restaurant is always bustling with boisterous “regulars” including Shizuka’s childhood friend Tetsuo. Every day is filled with laughter and tears. But even the powerful bonds holding “Yakiniku Dragon” together would be tested by the tides of change.

Trivia & Awards

Based on stage play “Yakiniku Doragon” which was written and directed by Wishing Chong. The stage play was first performed in 2008.

The moving play, swept awards, including the Asahi Performing Arts Grand Prix and Yomiuri Theater Award for Best Play.

The film adaptation of “YAKINIKU DRAGON” marked Wui Sin Chong’s film directorial debut.

Yakiniku Dragon


Year 2018
Runtime 128 mins
Language Japanese
Subtitles English
Country Japan
Genre Drama
Rating 18


  • Kim Sang Ho – Yong Gil
  • Lee Jung Eun – Young Soon
  • Yo Oizumi – Tetsuo
  • Mou Inoue - Rika


  • Wui Sin Chong - Director