June 18, 2015

Yakitori Bunraku in Tokyo

by Kayoko Akabori

A good friend of mine is in Tokyo right now and he wanted a shortlist of places to eat. As a tourist, you usually do want to be armed with a list from someone you know of where to dine while traveling. You don’t want to get stuck in an awful, overpriced restaurant that caters […]

April 7, 2014

Adventures in Nakano: Yakitori at Shimon-ya

by Kayoko Akabori

One of the most memorable nights I had in Tokyo was an adventure in Nakano, a hip neighborhood in Tokyo. We met up with our friend and Umami Mart writer Will, aka The Ramen Shaman, along with Eri, who suggested a yakitori joint called Shimon-ya. Eri, editor of Ecocolo magazine, brought along her entire staff, […]

July 9, 2013

Slightly Peckish: Bincho Yakitori (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Yakitori is the perfect food: delicious, dainty morsels that come in a variety of ingredients and flavours which you keep eating and ordering on repeat. And on skewers. What is it about skewers that enhances the taste of grilled meat and veg a thousandfold? Bincho has been a firm favourite amongst Londoners since it opened […]

February 14, 2013

Postcard from Tokyo

by Yoko Kumano

Yakitori at a cramped stall in Omoide-yokocho (Memory Lane) in Shinjuku. The skewer came in a weird soup. Master called it “henna soup”. It was tonkotsu-ish.

October 7, 2010

Tokyo JUNKtion: Fuku, a Yakitori Joint

by Yoko Kumano

Raw Chicken at Fuku Fuku in Yoyogi-Uehara was a last-minute discovery I made before my escape from Tokyo. It was a five-minute walk from my apartment and served yakitori in a style much trendier than Tori-ina. Tori-ina brings in the 40s and 50s crowd, whereas, Fuku is patronized by people in their 20s and 30s. […]

July 1, 2010

Sneak Peek: Ippuku! (Berkeley)

by Kayoko Akabori

It’s happening. Ippuku, the East Bay’s premiere yakitori and shochu bar is opening on Monday 7/5! HOLLA! I was lucky enough to get a tour of the restaurant before it opens and talk with the owner/chef, Christian Geideman. Located in the heart of Berkeley, the restaurant space is quite breathtaking (read: epitome of cool) and […]