Updated: August 16, 2017
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Yakitori In Akabane: 5 Selected Places You Should Try!

Yakitori, which is basically grilled chicken on a skewer is a popular thing to have in Japan while having a cold drink in the summer. The pieces are nicely prepared, usually with a soy-sauce based "tare" or salted while they grill. If you are looking for good yakitori places in the Akabane area, here's the information you need!

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Sato Shoten

Sato Shoten is a popular izakaya-style restaurant located at around a 3 minute walk from the Akabane Station. There are many types of yakitori to try here, most of which are only 100 yen. They even have some chicken sashimi at 550 yen. The raw chicken is very well selected so this is a good place to try this rare Japanese delicacy. They have also an irresistable dish of tsukune chicken (similar to a piece of meat loaf on a skewer) and egg yolk placeed in a "tare" sauce that is really popular at 280 yen!


Toriichi is located at a 2 minute walk from the Akabane Station. It is a classic yakitori shop on two floors. Counter seats are on the first floor and tables on the second. The yakitori here is really nicely grilled, as one would expect from an old traditional restaurant with a solid repuation. The meat is really tender and prices are slightly above average (around 200 yen per skewer) but you get great quality. Liver is said to be particularly good here.


Asachan is located near the Akabane Station. It has a couple of sister branches accross Tokyo, and is popular particularly among young people. The place can get a bit clamorous at night but this makes for a good atmosphere for an authentic yakitori place. The menu items here a really cheap. Yakitori skewers start from only 77 yen!


Yakitondaio is located at a 4 to 5 minute walk from the Akabane Station. This store actually specializes in yakiton (its name in Japanese literally means King of the Yakiton), which is the pork equivalent of the yakitori. All their menu item are super cheap (mostly 80 yen skewers) and their items are either flavored from salt, tare (soy-sauce based) or miso! Miso is somewhat unsual for yakitori but it goes particularly well with the pork! Beer is just 280 yen!

Ippon Nanajuuen

Ippon Nanajuuen is located on a back alley near the Akabane Station. It's not a restaurant but a stall where you can buy your food and drinks, and have them while standing in front of the store. This place is a locally famous spot to stop buy and have a few skewers and some drinks before going to an izakaya! Unlike its name implies (one for 70 yen) the skewers are actually all 80 yen. Still very cheap though!


This was a lowdown of some of the best yakitori near the Akabane Station. Hope it'll be usefull to you next time you're in that part of town!
Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.

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