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Lively salaryman yakatori


Toritake (鳥竹). Almost everywhere in the world, people gather around BBQs to eat grilled meat. It goes back to the cave man days of cooking on fire. Japan's version of the BBQ has to be the yakitori grill. Vegetables and meat, mostly chicken, is skewered and cooked over a molten hot grill and covered in sweat tangy sauce. Toritake is full of local Japanese and is a popular spot with local salarymen fresh from a day at the office. Cold beer, sake and shōchū wash down plates of yakitori. You can either go very local and twist your legs under a low tatami mat table or sit at a Western style table upstairs. Chicken comes with your choice of either salt or tare sauce. Tare is a kind of soy based sauce a little like teriyaki. Try a mixture of both. The menu isn't just chicken skewers, there are grilled vegetables, mushrooms and other meat dishes. It's possible to have a full meal without chicken skewers in fact.

The star here is chicken skewers, order a selection, some shishito peppers and a cold drink.

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