Yakitori Akiyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan

After having visited Yakitori Akiyohi’s Kyoto store, I headed a couple of blocks from my hotel to their Hiroshima store on my last evening in the city.

I arrived just as the sky opened up so I had a great excuse to chill out for about 90 minutes, ordering sticks of all varieties of yakitori and having a drink or two.

Arriving around 5:30pm there were a couple of people already enjoying their food, beer and sake. I was shown to a seat at the counter and given an English menu.

Just as with their Kyoto store, the food was magnificent, all freshly cooked while you watch, and I managed to polish off close to 20 sticks of charcoal cooked meat and vegetables.

My mouth is watering just thinking back to this dinner.