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OSAKA

Yakitori Matsuoka

This central Osaka yakitori restaurant’s English-speaking chef has amassed a following not just for his amiable demeanor and flawlessly-grilled Kagoshima poultry skewers, but also his extensive collection of rare Japanese whiskies and sake.
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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TOKYO

Yakitori Omino

The charcoal-grilling wizards of this Oshiage eatery are taking yakitori to new heights.
Lunch: ¥8,000-9,999
Dinner: ¥15,000-19,999
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OSAKA

Yakitori Ichimatsu

Michelin-starred street food served up at the counter: this Osaka yakitori shop is the best place to try this local cooking style.
Lunch: ¥12,500-15,999
Dinner: ¥12,500-15,999
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TOKYO

Yakitori Sei

Discover a dream turned reality: a Tokyo yakitori restaurant born from a family legacy. Impeccable ingredients, artful techniques, and a personalized dining experience await around an intimate 16-seat counter.
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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TOKYO

Yakitori Sanka

Yakitori Sanka is an endeavor of love: Chef Yamanaka Takamasa’s love for his home prefecture of Kochi. The restaurant uses Tosa-jiro chicken in its skewers, grilled over Tosa binchotan charcoal and finished with traditional Kochi sun-dried salt.
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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TOKYO

Yakitori Ginza I

Generous use of seasonal vegetables and inventive twists like foie gras in chicken tsukune set Chef Koichi Inoue’s yakitori restaurant apart. When dining at Yakitori Ginza I, wine pairings from the in-house sommelier are a must.
Dinner: ¥10,000-35,000
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TOKYO

Yakitori Kita

By sourcing multiple breeds of chicken from farms all over Japan, Chef Yosuke Nakamura is able to prepare traditional yakitori skewers and inventive a la carte dishes that best suit each bird’s specific flavor and texture.
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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TOKYO

Chicken Kappo Hajime

History and interior design aficionados will be swept up in the Taisho Roman era-inspired interior of Chicken Kappo Hajime, but the sheer juiciness and flavor of its mizutaki and yakitori are the real stars of the show.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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TOKYO

Taira

At Taira, yakitori chicken skewers are made high-end. Domestic free-range chicken skewers are grilled upon ordering—but won’t leave guests’ clothes smelling like smoke. Seasonal fare and sake are served with the utmost hospitality.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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OSAKA

Ayamuya

A premium yakitori restaurant with a Michelin star (Michelin Guide 2020), where you can enjoy the rich and powerful flavors of Osaka.
Dinner: ¥8,000-10,000
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TOKYO

Gonpachi Nishiazabu - Kill Bill Tokyo Restaurant

Perhaps the most iconic restaurant in action movie history; enjoy a range of traditional Japanese food at the Kill Bill Tokyo restaurant!
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥4,000-4,999
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OSAKA

Torisho Ishii

Level up your skewered-meat adventure with a full-course yakitori-only meal!
Dinner: ¥10,000-14,999
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TOKYO

Nana Cho Me

Yakitori grilled chicken skewers have never tasted as good as at this sophisticated Michelin-starred eatery.
Dinner: ¥8,000-9,999
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TOKYO

Torishiki Yakitori

Witness a classic Japanese street food elevated to high culinary art.
Lunch: ¥12-19,999
Dinner: ¥12,000-19,999
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TOKYO

Gonpachi Odaiba

Try a whole range of traditional Japanese dishes in Odaiba while looking out over the waters of Tokyo Bay.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥5,000-5,999
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TOKYO

Toriki

Level up your yakitori game from casual eating to fine dining.
Dinner: ¥8,000-9,999
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TOKYO

Yakitori Imai

Take your casual yakitori experience to a new level by enjoying it in a formal setting.
Dinner: ¥8,000-9,999
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TOKYO

Serata

Head to Minato to indulge in a plethora of meat skewers grilled the Japanese way.
Dinner: ¥15,000-19,999
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TOKYO

Bird Land Ginza

This famous Ginza grilled chicken restaurant puts Japan’s favorite comfort food at the center of a hearty set menu.
Dinner: ¥10,000-14,999
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TOKYO

Asagaya Bird Land

A yakitori restaurant which is a world apart from the standard grilled chicken eateries, with a Michelin star under its belt to prove it.
Dinner: ¥8,000-9,999
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TOKYO

KushiWakaMaru

An authentic local yakitori grilled chicken eatery, where you can enjoy cheap drinks and smoky charcoal grilling.
Dinner: ¥3,000-3,999
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TOKYO

Iseya

A long-running yakitori institution, loved by the locals for decades for their delicious umami-packed skewers and dumplings.
Lunch: ¥2,000-2,999
Dinner: ¥2,000-2,999
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TOKYO

Shibuya Morimoto

This is Japanese local dining at its most authentic — grab a seat among merry locals and enjoy delicious yakitori grilled dishes.
Dinner: ¥3,000-3,999
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TOKYO

Toriki

Yakitori grilled chicken skewers served up in a local atmosphere beloved by the locals of the area.
Dinner: ¥3,000-3,999
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TOKYO

Momotaro Azabu Juban

A real, local-style grilled chicken restaurant, where you can enjoy nicely-priced beer and delicious chicken dishes.
Lunch: ¥3,000-3,999
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TOKYO

Kuniyoshi

Dining on the Kanagawa seaside, enjoy the unagi at Kuniyoshi, a treat for first-timers and hundredth-timers alike.
Dinner: ¥6,000-7,999
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SHIGA

Jidoriya Onza

Rest assured, the meat served here is nothing but the freshest — the poultry farm next door can attest to that.
Dinner: ¥6,000-7,999
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OSAKA

Kashiwaya Shamo

Rack up dozens of wooden sticks as you devour skewer after skewer of juicy meat.
Dinner: ¥8,000-9,999
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TOKYO

Yakitori Hirako

The next step after mastering the art of grilled chicken? Raise your own fowl of course!
Dinner: ¥15,000-19,999
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TOKYO

Toritanaka

If you thought grilled skewers could only get so good, you owe it to yourself to try the delicious meat at this Sumida eatery.
Dinner: ¥6,000-7,999
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TOKYO

Torisawa

Put yourself in the safe hands of a top grillmaster to enjoy the finest chicken that east Tokyo has to offer.
Dinner: ¥6,000-7,999
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FUKUOKA

Torila

Raw or cooked — the chicken here is so fresh that it doesn’t matter!
Dinner: ¥8,000-9,999
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TOKYO

Torishige

Witness the whole panorama of Japanese grilled delicacies at one of the capital's best traditional grill houses.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥8,000-9,999
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KANAGAWA

Liberty (Ribatei)

Authentic yakitori dining in suburban Yokohama will leave you smiling in total satisfaction.
Dinner: ¥15,000-19,999
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TOKYO

Torisawa 22

Have your fill of premium grilled chicken at this top yakitori shop in Tokyo.
Dinner: ¥15,000-19,999
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There’s no better pairing for a tall glass of beer than a platter of juicy yakitori chicken skewers. Following a waste-not-want-not philosophy, very few parts of the chicken aren’t utilized in this cuisine — you can try everything from the breast and wings to the liver and gizzard.

Having started as a popular Japanese street food, these snacks have now been a favorite of Japanese izakaya gastropubs for years, where you’ll find the chefs hard at work beating at open charcoal grills with with their handheld fans, as the smoky smell of grilled meat fills the air. And although it’s a pub food favorite, some restaurants have started taking the yakitori craft to new levels with high-grade, premium meat and inventive dishes.

Within byFood’s range of yakitori restaurants in Japan, you’ll discover this whole range of delicious chicken eateries. Reserve your spot to discover why this social dining style in a mainstay on the Japanese food scene for everyone from partying salarymen to gourmet connoisseurs.