Summer is here! In Japan, they have summer festivals in many places and the people love to go there wearing yukata (Japanese traditional clothes). They have A LOT of food stalls everywhere at the festival offering a variety of food and snacks to eat while watching fireworks.
If you're around Shinjuku or looking for a good place for a dinner and drinks then why not try yakitori? For anyone that hasn't discovered Yakitori yet it is charcoal grilled chicken skewers that goes well with beer and the like! We've done the hard yards and found the best spots to get your hands on the mouthwatering yakitori in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Yakitori 焼き鳥 (grilled skewered chicken) is a must-try in terms of Japanese cuisine. Usually served in small restaurants, you order many different types of skewers that you can share with your friends. In a convivial setting, sharing a few laughs with your neighbours, and having a few beers, yakitori is usually a fun experience.
Torikizoku is a casual Yakitori chain that has stores all over Japan. It is popular among all ages for its quality and price. Let's figure out what's so special about Torikizoku!
Wondering what and where to eat for dinner in Ikebukuro? Give it a try "izakaya", or Japanese-style bars, where you can try a variety of Japanese food and drinks which are reasonably priced. Here is a list of the most popular izakayas you should go in Ikebukuro!
Looking for a yakiniku restaurant in central Tokyo that is affordable, delicious, has good cheap drinks and a Japanese tavern-like atmosphere? If so, Kushiwakamaru is the place for you to go!
Meguro, which has a station on the Yamanote Line, is a beautiful area to stroll around. It's a popular spot for sakura viewing in spring and ranks among the most pleasant places to live in, in Tokyo. If you go there, you might want to check out the yakitori restaurants. It has some of the top-rated places in the city! Here is a list you should remember!
"Robatayaki Kaizoku", located just a 2 minute walk distance from JR Kinshicho station, is an authentic Robatayaki place where local Shitamachi atmosphere can be felt. They offer humongous Yakitori that is as long as 30 cm and fresh fish directly sent from Tsukiji fish market. They also have Warabimochi for limited time offer! Check out "Robatayaki Kaizoku" if you are looking for a place to eat in Kinshicho.
Asagaya is one stop away from hip Koenji on the Chuo line, and a few stops before Kichijoji on the same line. It is surrounded by cool neighborhoods, but is still an understated fun place to visit. It's developping quickly and has a lot of nice fun and small bars and restos. You need to stop by if you love international cuisine in an unpretentious setting.