Ebisu is a district in Shibuya-ku that is well-known for its bars and restaurants. It is also home to the Ebisu Garden Palace that serves as a large shopping mall and cultural center.
Yakitori had always been a favorite Japanese dish. Grilled chicken is easy to make and almost everyone has their own unique way to marinade and prepare the meat for grilling. In Ebisu, you can find many places that serve delicious yakitori at a very affordable price.
Check out these 10 yakitori restaurants in Ebisu for perfect grilled chicken.
1. Ebisuzaka Toriko (えびす坂 鳥幸)
Ebisuzaka Toriko is located on the 38th floor of the Ebisu Garden Palace Tower. The best table to get is, of course, the tables that will give you scenic views of the city while you enjoy your favorite yakitori dishes. They also have oyakodon, which is a good accompaniment to yakitori if you plan to eat a lot, or you can just get their set-menu course for a more filling meal that is good for a group of people.
Address: Ebisu Garden Place Tower 38F, 4-20-3 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2. IMAIYA HONTEN Kagetsu (今井屋總本店 花月)
IMAIYA HONTEN Kagetsu serves delicious yakitori made with high-quality Hinai Jidori (a type of small fowl with an orange plumage from Akita Prefecture). This restaurant is found on a narrow street behind Ebisu Station and is often crowded with people during peak hours. Aside from grilled chicken skewers, they also offer vegetable skewers with asparagus, peppers, shitake mushrooms, and other seasonal vegetables.
Address: 3F, 1-7-11 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
3. Toribombon (焼とり 鶏梵梵 恵比寿)
Toribombon has a good variety of options to choose from and also an all-you-can-drink course for those that enjoy eating their yakitori with alcoholic drinks. Aside from yakitori, their signature menu is chicken Sukiyaki that comes with different parts of chickens. They offer many other delicacies, too. They recommend having yakitori with wines, and their selections are pretty amazing. A good place to visit with your drinking buddies.
Address: 3-15-3 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
4. Toriyoshi (鳥佳)
Toriyoshi is a 2-minute walk from JR Ebisu Station and one of the best places to visit if you are craving for yakitori in Ebisu. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere so you can go here alone without any problems. They have a counter seat and the space is just wide enough for you to enjoy your grilled skewers in peace. They also have other items on their menu like oyakodon and ramen if you want to order a side dish to accompany your yakitori.
Address: 2F, 1-8-13 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
5. Sumibi Dojo Bettei (炭火道場 別邸)
Sumibi Doji Bettei is an izakaya that serves local cuisines from the Kyushu Region and yakitori that is loved by many. Yakitori is one of the most recommended items on their menu, aside from Chicken Nanban and with good reason. Every dish is delicious, so you can take your time and enjoy your meal.
Address: Seez Daikanyama B1F, 1-30-1 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
6. Momodori (百鳥)
Momodori is a restaurant located in an old building. Their yakitori here is delicious and will leave you with a good impression. The portions are decent and reasonably priced. It is almost always crowded with people who want to drink casually. Try their various yakitori skewers!
Address: STM Ebisu bldg. 5F, 1-8-1 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
7. Aburidori Baricho Ebisu (あぶりどり バリ鳥 恵比寿)
Baricho is arguably one of the best places to eat yakitori in Ebisu if you enjoy a smoky experience. You can have unlimited cabbage that is served as a cover charge. Those cabbages go well with your grilled chicken skewers. You might also want to try their bonjori (chicken butt skewer) and nankotsu skewers.
Address: Ebisu Sky Bldg. 1F, 1-1-4 Ebisu Minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
8. 64 House
64 House is an izakaya that can become one of your favorite hang-out places in Ebisu. It is spacious, and the interior is very bright. A good place to go drinking with friends and acquaintances after a long day at work. The food is good, and the staffs are friendly and polite. One of those places where you can just eat and enjoy the company of others.
Address: 4-9-13 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.bloom-co.jp (Japanese Only)
English Website: https://gurunavi.com/en/g915713/rst/
9. KURUMA (宮崎地鶏炭火焼 車 恵比寿店)
KURUMA is an izakaya where their yakitori comes from a fowl called Miyazaki chicken. Aside from yakitori, they also have many chicken dishes like chicken nanban, ramen and chicken sashimi, etc. An interesting place to visit to try some dishes that you had never tried before.
Address: 3-22-9, Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
10. SAKAEYA Ebisu (さかえや 恵比寿本店)
SAKAEYA Ebisu is an izakaya where you can enjoy yakitori, local delicacies, and mizutaki (light broth-based hot pot). Chicken dishes are very popular here especially their mizutaki. The interior of the izakaya has a modern and calming atmosphere. It would be best if you make a reservation in advance, especially if you are going here as a group.
Address: 1-9-12 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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