I’d been waiting for my first yakitori, aka barbecue meat on a stick, meal since I’d landed in Japan.
A quick perusal of the usual review websites lead me back towards the area I’d eaten a couple of nights before.
My target was Yakitori Akiyoshi.
The restaurant was already quite busy when I arrived around a quarter past 5 but there were a couple of spare seats at the counter towards which I was pointed.
An English menu was proffered which was good which allowed me to order a vast number of yummy (i.e. no offal!) food.
I was seated in front of the charcoal grill so could see all the action as the chef wove his magic.
Looking back at the bill I managed to demolish the following over about an hour and a half.
- 5 sticks of beef with leak and onion
- 5 sticks of pork loin with leak and onion
- 10 sticks of chicken
- 5 sticks of pork belly
- 5 sticks of deep fried green peppers
- 2 friend chicken drumsticks
- 4 pints Japanese beer
It wasn’t a cheap night, around ¥4800, but I do think for the quantity and quality of the food it was excellent value.