Yakitori is a popular Japanese food: grilled chicken on a skewer. Though my best yakitori restaurant is Tokoshima (床島) as I introduced before, there are a lot of nice yakitori restaurants in Tokyo.
Hiyokuno-Tori in Higashi Azabu is one of good examples. It is located in an upper-class residential area nearby Roppongi.
This restaurant is proud of its quality of the chicken. It uses special chicken, called “Kai-Shingen-Dori(甲斐信玄鶏)“, which is a locally produced poultry in Yamanashi prefecture. The chicken is grown with a clear water originating in Mt. Fuji and completely organic feeds.
It is said that the best timing to eat a chicken is 8 hours after slaughtered. So this restaurant uses the meats which is processed by butchers in the morning of the day. It is really fresh.
The price range of the menu is very reasonable. One piece of yakitori is ¥250 on average and a variety of nice Japanese sake ranges from ¥600 to ¥1,000. Total budget is always ¥6,000~¥7,000 per person including tax. Always I feel full and truly satisfied.
3-2-9, Higashi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan