Yakitori is a popular Japanese food we Japanese enjoy with beer at night. For those of you who have not heard of Yakitori, Yakitori is grilled chicken which is skewed by kushi, a type of skewer usually made of steel or bamboo.

There are thousands of Yakitori restaurants in Tokyo, from really cheap ones to expensive ones. In this article, I will introduce my suggestions of Yakitori Restaurant in Tokyo depending on your budget.

1. Yakitori Restaurant for budget of 1,000yen-3,000yen

Abechan (あべちゃん)  Azabu Juban

Azabu Juban is a district where expensive restaurants gather, but this Yakitori place is different and provides Yakitori with very low price.

Access:
2min walk from Oedo line Azabu Juban station

Address:
2-1-1 Azabu Juban Minato-ku Tokyo

Phone:
03-3451-5825

Hours:
Mon-Fri 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sat & Holiday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

Website:
http://www.azabujuban.or.jp/shop/gourmet/117/
(Japanese only)

Please refer to the official website for the latest information.

Edomasa (江戸政) Higashi Nihonbashi

Edomasa is an old Yakitori restaurant founded in 1924. You will have to order 5 Yakitori set first which is 1,300 yen. If you want to eat more, you can add your order later.

Their speciality is row Tsukune (つくね), which comes for the first dish of your Yakitori set. (Tsukune is a chicken meatball.) They will ask you if you like “Yaki” (grilled) or “Nama” (row), so order “Nama”!

Access:
4min walk from JR Sobu line Higashinihonbashi station or 8min walk from Toei Asakusa line Asakusabashi station.

Address:
2-21-5 HigashiNihonbashi Chuo-ku Tokyo

Phone:
03-3851-2948

Hours:
Mon-Fri 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat 5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
Closed on Sundays & Holidays

Bariki (馬力) Kanda

Bariki is located under the railway of Kanda station. This area is called “guard-shita (ガード下)” in Japanese and seldom located in stations of Tokyo such as Shinbashi and Yurakucho. In guard-shita, there are many cheap restaurants for drinking, and the place is packed with full of business men after work every night. Bairiki is no exception, you can experience a typical Japanese Friday night for business men, especially those of whom over middle aged.

A typical style of “Taishu Sakaba (大衆酒場), means restaurants for the people is Bariki

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Bariki has Yakitori and other various menus

Access:
1min walk from JR Chuo line Kanda station.

Address:
2-14-3 Kanjicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Phone:
03-3251-4129

Hours:
Mon-Sun 11:00 a.m. – 0:00 p.m.

2. Yakitori Restaurant for budget of 3,000yen-5,000yen

Hachiman (はちまん) Waseda

Hachiman is a restaurant where provide high quality food but not too expensive. However, they do not have many seats, so reservation is a must. Their speciality is Sake. Usually has 10-20 kinds of sake all the time. Chicken sashimi and Sake are the best match!

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Hachiman’s chicken sashimi platter

Access:
9min walk from Tozai line Waseda station.

Address:
3-1-1 NishiWaseda Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

Phone:
03-3203-2880

Hours:
Mon-Fri 5:30 p.m. – 0:00 p.m.
Sat 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Holiday 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and Holidays on Mondays

Website:
http://www.yakitori-hachiman.com/
(Japanese only)

Please refer to the official website for the latest information.

Morimoto (森本) Shibuya

Just few minutes walk from the famous Shibuya crossings, the best Yakitori restaurant in Shibuya, Morimoto is located. Morimoto has over 40 years of history, inside is not so big but people come and go every minutes. You should expect to wait sometimes, but the line usually goes quickly. You should try their Tsukune (つくね) chicken meatball.

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Morimoto’s yakitori, left bottom is tsukune

Access:
5min walk from Shibuya station

Address:
2-7-4 Dogenzaka Shibuya-ku Tokyo

Phone:
03-3203-2880

Hours:
Mon-Fri 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sat 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Website:
http://www.shibuyadogenzaka.com/morimoto/main.html
(Japanese only)

Please refer to the official website for the latest information.

3. Yakitori Restaurant for budget of  6,000yen and more

Takesan (丈参) Ningyocho

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Exterior of Takesan

Exterior of Takesan

Ningyo-cho is a sophisticated district of old downtown Edo. Lots of high quality restaurants are located in this area, Takesan is one of them. Takesan is famous of Yakitori of unique parts of chicken’s body such as lymph glands.

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Takesan’s yakitori

Access:
4min walk from Tokyo metro Hibiya line Ningyocho station

Address:
2-25-11 Nihonbashiningyocho Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Phone:
03-3639-1129

Hours:
Mon-Sat 5:30 p.m. – 0:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and Holidays on Mondays

Yakitori Shinka (やきとり心香) Roppongi

Shinka is said to be the hardest Yakitori restaurant to make reservation. Some people say they require you to wait for 3 month! But if you got chance to visit this restaurant and try Yakitori here, you would have to admit. They only have ¥6,000 yen course (drinks are not included), and all of the dish are amazing and like an art of Yakitori. 

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Yakitori Shinka’s course menu

Access:
7min walk from Tokyo metro Hibiya line Roppongi station

Address:
1-4-4 Nishi Azabu Minato-ku Tokyo

Phone:
03-3479-0388

Hours:
Mon-Sun 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Closed on second and fourth Sundays of every month.

Website:
http://yakitorishinka.com/

Please refer to the official website for the latest information.