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For each guest that dines at this restaurant, byFood will donate 10 meals
Location
Cuisine
Yakitori
Average cost
Dinner: ¥15,000 - ¥35,000
Chef Koichi Inoue uses his 25-plus years of experience to elevate the humble charcoal-grilled chicken skewer at his Ginza yakitori restaurant.

Restaurant Details

To most, a quintessential izakaya food like yakitori — charcoal-grilled chicken on skewers — and wine might make for strange bedfellows. But the immense popularity of Chef Koichi Inoue’s brainchild, Yakitori Ginza I (pronounced “ee”), proves that in actuality, the two are a winning combination. Having fallen in love with yakitori from a young age, Chef Inoue moved to Tokyo from his native Yamagata Prefecture to master the art of yakitori when he was 25. After training at various yakitori restaurants around Tokyo, 2012 saw him open his own restaurant in Roppongi, titled Yakitori Roppongi I. Its explosive success led to him opening Yakitori Ginza I in Ginza just six years later. At both of his restaurants, the dish most closely associated with Chef Inoue has been his own invention, the chicken tsukune mincemeat skewer with foie gras. The foie gras’ fat melts seamlessly into the chicken, suffusing it with a rich aroma and flavor that fills the mouth when bitten into. Paired with a glass of Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir, it’s the best possible example of how Chef Inoue elevates the humble yakitori skewer. Unusually for a yakitori chef, Chef Inoue also makes ample use of seasonal vegetables when devising his menus, so as to give his guests a sense of the seasons when dining at his restaurant. This doesn’t just take the form of skewers, but also in homemade salad dressings and sauces. A meal at Yakitori Ginza I is one that opens the mind — not just one’s own, but Chef Inoue’s as well, allowing his guests a glimpse into the thought process that goes into redefining this traditional culinary form.
Dining Courses
"Ue" Omakase Course
Evening
¥ 14,000
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In comparison to the “I” Omakase Course, the “Ue” Omakase Course is slightly smaller, allowing those with smaller appetites to still enjoy the product of Chef Inoue’s 25 years of experience. With top-quality ingredients giving guests a taste of the season, Chef Inoue puts his whole heart into each skewer. ※ This course will contain chicken skin and offal. Please note that the course content is subject to change depending on seasonal availability.
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In comparison to the “I” Omakase Course, the “Ue” Omakase Course is slightly smaller, allowing those with smaller appetites to still enjoy the product of Chef Inoue’s 25 years of experience. With top-quality ingredients giving guests a taste of the season, Chef Inoue puts his whole heart into each skewer. ※ This course will contain chicken skin and offal. Please note that the course content is subject to change depending on seasonal availability.
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¥ 14,000
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"I" Omakase Course
Evening
¥ 16,800
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A full yakitori course — including dessert and rice — that showcases Chef Inoue’s 25 years of experience, utilizing top-quality ingredients to give guests a taste of the season. Each skewer is infused with a modicum of his passion and effort. ※ This course will contain chicken skin and offal. Please note that the course content is subject to change depending on seasonal availability.
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A full yakitori course — including dessert and rice — that showcases Chef Inoue’s 25 years of experience, utilizing top-quality ingredients to give guests a taste of the season. Each skewer is infused with a modicum of his passion and effort. ※ This course will contain chicken skin and offal. Please note that the course content is subject to change depending on seasonal availability.
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¥ 16,800
(Tax Incl.)
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"Ue" Omakase Course with 4-Glass Premium Wine & Sake Pairing
Evening
¥ 30,800
(Tax Incl.)
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Compared to the “I” Omakase Course, the “Ue” Omakase Course is slightly smaller, allowing those with smaller appetites to still enjoy the product of Chef Inoue’s 25 years of experience. With top-quality ingredients giving guests a taste of the season, Chef Inoue puts his whole heart into each skewer. This course comes with three glasses of premium wine and one serving of sake, specially chosen by the in-house sommelier. ※ This course will contain chicken skin and offal. Please note that the cou...
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Compared to the “I” Omakase Course, the “Ue” Omakase Course is slightly smaller, allowing those with smaller appetites to still enjoy the product of Chef Inoue’s 25 years of experience. With top-quality ingredients giving guests a taste of the season, Chef Inoue puts his whole heart into each skewer. This course comes with three glasses of premium wine and one serving of sake, specially chosen by the in-house sommelier. ※ This course will contain chicken skin and offal. Please note that the cou...
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¥ 30,800
(Tax Incl.)
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“I” Omakase Course with 4-Glass Premium Wine & Sake Pairing
Evening
¥ 33,600
(Tax Incl.)
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A full yakitori course — including dessert and rice — that showcases Chef Inoue’s 25 years of experience, utilizing top-quality ingredients to give guests a taste of the season. Each skewer is infused with a modicum of his passion and effort. This course comes with three glasses of premium wine and one serving of sake, specially chosen by the in-house sommelier to pair perfectly with each dish. ※ This course will contain chicken skin and offal. Please note that the course content is subject to ...
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A full yakitori course — including dessert and rice — that showcases Chef Inoue’s 25 years of experience, utilizing top-quality ingredients to give guests a taste of the season. Each skewer is infused with a modicum of his passion and effort. This course comes with three glasses of premium wine and one serving of sake, specially chosen by the in-house sommelier to pair perfectly with each dish. ※ This course will contain chicken skin and offal. Please note that the course content is subject to ...
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¥ 33,600
(Tax Incl.)
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Yakitori Ginza I Access Info

Yakitori Ginza I is accessible via a 5-minute walk from JR Shimbashi Station, or an 8-minute walk from Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.

Yakitori Ginza I Phone Number

03-6263-9601

Yakitori Ginza I Business Days

Sunday
Closed
Monday
06:00 PM
11:00 PM
Tuesday
06:00 PM
11:00 PM
Wednesday
06:00 PM
11:00 PM
Thursday
06:00 PM
11:00 PM
Friday
06:00 PM
11:00 PM
Saturday
06:00 PM
11:00 PM

Yakitori Ginza I Address

Belle Ginza 3 B1F, 8-chome-7-20 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061

Yakitori Ginza I Cancellation Policy

Cancel your reservation at least 2 days before the dining start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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