Asakusa is a very lively entertainment district in Tokyo that is home to the famous Senso-Ji temple. It is also a treasure trove of delicious local delicacies that some tourists enjoy eating. Among these delicacies are the bite-sized grilled chicken skewers, also known as “yakitori” in Japan.
Each restaurant has their own secret recipe to make this dish extra special. Some yakitoris are only sprinkled with salt, while others are dipped in special sauces that make them flavorful.
If you’re still wondering where to go in order to try these delicious grilled chicken skewers, check out these 10 yakitori places in Asakusa that everyone loves.
1. Asakusa Yataro (浅草弥太郎)
Asakusa Yataro is just a 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station. It is one of the best restaurants in Asakusa to enjoy delicious and affordable yakitori. You can also order some beer and enjoy the experience. The restaurant has a nice ambiance, and you can comfortably eat your yakitori in peace.
Address: 1-27-10 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
2. Okada (おか田)
Okada is home to delicious charcoal-grilled chicken. They use Daisen chicken for their chicken skewers, and you can tell that they take their business seriously. They stock the whole chicken and cut in their kitchen, so every skewer tastes fresh. They also have other dishes in their menu along with some rare Japanese sake and shochu that you don’t often see in yakitori restaurants.
Address: 2-5-8, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
3. Asakusa Toriyoshi (浅草 鶏よし)
Asakusa Toriyoshi is an excellent restaurant to enjoy yakitori. Feel free to try their delicious assorted chicken skewers or their assorted vegetable skewers (or you can try both!). They also have other items on their menu, like donburi (rice bowl dishes), omelet, and beer. Especially their oyako-don (a bowl of rice with chicken, egg, and green onion) is one of their signature menus, so don’t forget to try that!
Address: 1-8-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
4. Charcoal (ちゃこーる)
Charcoal is a small yakitori restaurant that has a lot to offer. Aside from yakitori, they also have delicious side dishes that will satisfy your taste buds. Their dishes are inspired by French cuisines and add an interesting accompaniment to the yakitori skewers.
Address: 4-14-6, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
5. Yakitori Toribian (焼き鳥 トリビアン)
Yakitori Toribian is one of the few yakitori restaurants that you’d like to have a reservation in advance. The interior design is very stylish and will give you a good impression. Of course, you can also go there even without a reservation and pray that you’ll be able to get a seat without waiting for too long. If you want a filling meal, feel free to order ramen to along with your yakitori. The soup base of their ramen is very light, not too greasy, and delicious.
Address: 3-35-12, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
6. Asakusa Sakurada (浅草 櫻田)
Asakusa Sakurada is a highly recommended restaurant where you can enjoy delicious food that is served by friendly staffs that makes your stay memorable. They specialize in Edo-cuisine, and the ingredients are all fresh and of high-quality. An interesting thing about this restaurant is that customers sit around a charcoal table (Irori) and grill ingredients by themselves. You will be assured to have a relaxing moment with an ambiance like an old Japanese house. A hidden gem that many people haven’t discovered yet.
Address: Nagatani Mansion 1F, 1-15-12 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo
7. Yakitori Dojo (やきとり道場)
Yakitori Dojo is a Japanese pub (izakaya) that has an English menu and very attentive staffs. The yakitori is delicious, and their side dishes like deep-fried quail eggs, cube steak, and Caesar salad. Overall, you will have a great time dining here if you come before their peak hours.
Address: HK Asakusa Building 2F, 1-1-16 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
8. Toriyoshi Shoten (鳥良商店)
Toriyoshi Shoten, as the name suggests, is a restaurant that specializes in chicken dishes. The interior design is nice, with wooden benches and seats. Although they serve yakitori, their specialty dish is deep-fried chicken wings coated with chicken liver sauce with sesame seeds and salt. If you love chicken dishes, then this restaurant is the place to be.
Address: 1-12-9, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
9. Yukari (縁)
Yukari is an izakaya that is slowly gaining popularity because of their delicious and affordable delicacies. Their assorted chicken skewers are good, and the price fits it perfectly. Since this is an izakaya, you can order some alcoholic beverages along with your meal. A good restaurant to enjoy delicious food in Asakusa.
Address: Casa Taharacho 1F, 1-1-13 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
10. Kushiyaki Tamachan (串焼き たまちゃん)
Kushiyaki Tamachan is an izakaya that is just a minute walk away from the Subway Ginza Line Tawaramachi Station. Their yakitori is one of the best-selling items on their menu. They also have a day set meal that you can try on an everyday basis. All of the items on their menu are reasonably priced. You can also try their deep-fried chicken breast coated with a thick tartar sauce. It has a very rich flavor and can easily become one of your favorite dishes on their menu.
Address: Sengoku bldg. B1, 2-10-11, Kotobiki, Taito-ku, Tokyo
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