Roppongi has become a lively entertainment district in Tokyo. The bustling city has many attractions and most foreign embassies are found here in Roppongi. The nightlife here is thriving and the excitement appeals to people of all ages.
Aside from entertainment and fashion, Roppongi is also well known for its countless restaurants and cafes. It’s a haven filled with hidden gems that will cater to everyone’s fancy. If you love yakitori, make sure to check these 10 places in Roppongi for chicken goodness!
1. Nogizaka Torikou (乃木坂 鳥幸)
Nogizaka Torikou is without a doubt one of the best yakitori restaurants in Tokyo. This restaurant is quite popular, and you will need a reservation if you’re planning to go there with a group. For those who want to eat and drink at the same time, they also have sake and wine to accompany your grilled chicken. It may be a bit pricey, but you can be assured of the quality and taste of their prided yakitori.
Address: 9-6-30 Akasaka Minato Tokyo
Website: https://nogizaka-toriko.com (Japanese Only)
2. Yakitori Moe (YAKITORI 燃)
Yakitori Moe is a great place to enjoy yakitori and other chicken dishes. Finding the place is a bit of a challenge because it’s hidden in the backstreets of Roppongi. They also serve curry and chicken soup that might satisfy your fancy. You can also try their oyakodon if you’re in the mood for it for a more sumptuous and filling meal.
Address: 3-8-12 Roppongi Minato Tokyo
3. Gonpachi Nishiazabu (権八 西麻布)
Gonpachi Nishiazabu earned the nickname “Kill Bill Restaurant” and considered as a popular tourist attraction. A lot of foreigners frequent the place and with good reason. The food here is great and the lively atmosphere is excellent. It can get very crowded during peak hours so make sure to prepare yourself when you plan on having lunch or dinner at the Kill Bill Restaurant.
Address: 1-13-11 Nishiazabu Minato Tokyo
4. Toriya Kou (六本木 とりや幸)
Toriya Kou is perfect for a gathering of friends and family. They have private rooms and their menu have their own specialty and originality. An ideal place for eating and drinking with friends. Their yakitori is quite delicious as well. Just a few bites and you may not be able to stop yourself from ordering more.
Address: VORT Roppongi kaleido 2F, 3-14-14 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://toriya-kou.jp/roppongi/ (Japanese Only)
5. Bancho (晩鶏)
Bancho is a yakitori restaurant found in the back alleys of Nishi Azabu. A hidden gem that will amaze and surprise you. The place has a nice atmosphere and perfect for enjoying a few sticks of yakitori. If you happen to have someone who loves to eat yakitori, be sure to bring them to this place. Who knows? They might greatly appreciate your recommendation.
Address: 1F Hikita Bldg, 1-14-2 Nishiazabu | 1F Hikita Bldg, Minato 106-0031, Tokyo
Website: http://ban-chou.com (Japanese Only)
6. Momodori (六本木 百鳥)
Momodori in Roppongi is a bright and cozy place that you will find to your liking. Aside from yakitori, you can also enjoy their other dishes like oyakodon and grilled vegetables. The place can get “smoky” at times due to the grilling. However, that won’t stop you from enjoying your meal at Momodori.
Address: B2F Hollywood Plaza of Roppongi Hills, 6-4-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://commercial-art.net/shop/momodori_roppongi (Japanese Only)
7. Toricho (鳥長)
Toricho has been around for quite some time and is quite popular with the locals of Roppongi. Just This old yakitori restaurant is just 2-minutes away from Roppongi Station. Comfortable counter style seating where you get to see the “war of the grilled chicken” as it unfolds before your eyes. Once you have tasted their grilled chicken, you’re sure to come back for more.
Address: 7-14-1 Roppongi Minato Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1307/A130701/13001175/ (Japanese Only)
8. Yakitori No Hachibei (焼とりの八兵衛 六本木店)
Yakitori No Hachibei in Roppongi will easily become one of your favorite yakitori restaurants. A rustic yet elegant setting, coupled with a few sticks of yakitori makes this restaurant a winner. While it’s not hard to find good restaurants in Roppongi, there’s still a difference when it comes to the taste and quality of their dishes. So do yourself a favor and make some time to visit Yakitori No Hachibei for lunch or dinner.
Address: Inagaki Building B1F, 7-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
9. Roppongi Imaiya Honten (六本木 今井屋本店)
Roppongi Imaiya Honten is a gem found in the hustle and bustle of Roppongi. Although the restaurant is not that big, the food they serve will put a smile on your lips. Yakitori that is savory and delicious awaits those who are able to enter its doors. The deep and crisp flavors will definitely give you a good impression.
Address: Urban Bldg. 1F, 7-13-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo
Website: https://www.dd-holdings.jp/shops/imaiyahonten/roppongi (Japanese Only)
10. Roppongi Kiwamidori (六本木 きわみ鶏)
Kiwamidori is 5-minutes away from the Roppongi Station. Although this small restaurant only has 8 counter seats, do not belittle the dishes they serve. Order their course menu and have a taste of what they have to offer. As you finish your course, you’ll realize that you’re filled up quite nicely. You really can’t judge a book by its cover when you are in Roppongi.
Address: Yamaguchi Building 202, 3 Chome-8-2 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1307/A130701/13203408/ (Japanese Only)
Data is as of June 2018
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