Have you eaten something very Japanese?
I would introduce 3 different types of Japanese local foods to tourists from foreign countries. I think some people might dislike them because of the uniqueness in texture.
Lightly Seared Chicken
One of this restaurant's specialties is lightly seared raw chicken, cooked rare. At the restaurant, this food is called...
総州 紅楽美のたたき 特製肝ぽん酢
Soshu Benirakumi-no-tataki Tokusei-kimo-ponzu
* Soshu Benirakumi 総州 紅楽美 is a brand chicken in Japan.
This plate is made of rock salt. First, rob the meat on the rock salt.
Then, dip the meat in ponzu sauce with liver paste. (It is 特製肝ぽん酢 Tokusei-kimo-ponzu)
This chicken dish tastes like fish sashimi but it is a little more chewy.
(I think the amount of 1 item has for 2 people.)
Give it a try!
Crunchy Chicken mixed with Japanese Ume Plum Paste
Chopped chicken cartilage mixed with salted Japanese Ume plum paste.
I like the crunchy texture in mouth, and sweet-sour taste!
It is topped on minced Japanese Daikon radish.
One of the most popular mushrooms in Japan is the Shiitake Mushroom (しいたけ, 椎茸), but it is less common in other countries.
Its flavor is unique and rather strong, so some kids and picky eaters don't like it. It's tasty. I've liked it since I was kid, but my sister still doesn't like it, even as an adult.
Grilled Shiitake Mushroom with Sauce
Other Recommended Food and Drink
2 types of mixed Chicken on a skewer
Red (赤 Aka) 200 yen
Mixed Chicken Giblet
(Heart, Tail, Liver, Gizzard)
White (白 Shiro) 200 yen
Mixed Chicken Meat
(Thigh, Skin, Breast, Neck)
Good quality Matcha green tea mixed with shochu alcohol
It is slightly sweet and bitter. However, it is not added sugar.
Bar restaurant name
YAKITORI IZAKAYA TORITETSU 焼き鳥 居酒屋 とり鉄
- Cover charge is 300 yen / person (includes very small appetizer)
- No service fee
- Prices on the menu are not included 8% tax.
- Credit cards are accepted.
- Smoking is allowed.
- English picture menu is available.
50% off promotion once a year
I have found convenient restaurants which have the promotion around popular sightseeing areas in downtown Tokyo.
Check out Google Maps below!
Ikebukuro 池袋 Area
East Side of Ikebukuro 東池袋店
West Side of Ikebukuro 池袋西口店
Shinjuku 新宿 Area
West Side of Shinjuku 西新宿店
South Side of Shinjuku 新宿南口店
* It is located between Ueno 上野 and Akihabara 秋葉原.
Most photos were taken at Akihabara-showadori branch 秋葉原昭和通り店 in Akihabara 秋葉原 Tokyo in 2018. Prices are current as of in November 2019.
I also go to other yakitori (chicken on a skewer) chain restaurants.