Chicken Namban is deep-fried chicken that is then soaked for several seconds (or slightly boiled) in a special sauce after frying, made with sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and so on. It is usually served with tartar sauce or, in some restaurants, with ketchup mixed with mayonnaise.
Restaurant Chain YAYOIKEN やよい軒 all over Japan
A restaurant chain YAYOIKEN やよい軒 offers many kinds meals. Their chicken namban is yummy!
チキン南蛮定食 Chicken Namban Teishoku 740 yen
Fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce Teishoku
* Teishoku 定食 means "a set meal".
This set meal includes rice, miso soup, tofu, salad.
It is deep fried chicken with sweet vinegar and tartar sauce. Tasty!
YAYOIKEN uses chicken thigh for chicken numban.
Put soy sauce 醤油 on tofu if you like.
I put mixed hot pepper in miso soup.
You can also get free refills of pickles, hot tea and iced water yourself.
The tea-cups are prepared at the table.
First, Push ロック解除 Unlock button. Next, push 給湯 Supply button.
There are many やよい軒 YAYOIKEN restaurants all over Japan.
Replica food samples are displayed in front of the restaurants.
Ticket machine is at the entrance.
English menu is available.
Touch the green button which reads おつり at the bottom of the machine to get your change.
YAYOIKEN (YAYOI) やよい軒
- No service fee / No cover charge
- English menu is available.
- No smoking
- Most restaurants don't accept credit cards.
- Tax is included in the prices.
Some restaurants in downtown Tokyo
Shinjuku 新宿 near Golden-gai ゴールデン街
Shinjuku 新宿 near Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 新宿御苑
Western Shinjuku 西新宿
The Best Restaurant TORISHIN 鳥心 in Kochi 高知 Prefecture
I think a chicken restaurant TORISHIN 鳥心 offers the most delicious chicken dish in the world. 🙂
However, it is located in Kochi 高知 Prefecture of Shikoku 四国.
チキンナンバン定食 Chicken Namban Teishoku 950 yen
Chicken Namban Set Meal
It includes rice, soup and salad.
チキンナンバン単品 Chicken Namban Tampin 750 yen
Chicken Namban (a la carte)
It includes salad.
Other Types of Chicken Namban
This chicken numban is cooked like deep-fried breaded chicken, and it is put sweet vinegar sauce on it only a little bit, so the batter stays crispy. After frying it is not soaked in the sauce.
This is called chicken numban sushi at a sushi bar, but I think it is not soaked in the sweet vinegar sauce. Just it is topped with tartar sauce. It tasted so-so.
Information and prices are as of March 2019.