Do you know Chicken Namban? チキン南蛮・チキンナンバン - Torishin 鳥心(高知)、Torisyo 鶏笑、Yayoiken やよい軒

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - TOEISHIN 鳥心 in Kochi 高知

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.

My Ranking No.3 Restaurant 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!

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI チキン南蛮定食 Fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce Teishoku

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.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI チキン南蛮定食 Fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce Teishoku

It is deep fried chicken with sweet vinegar and tartar sauce. Tasty

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI チキン南蛮定食 Fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce Teishoku

YAYOIKEN uses chicken thigh for chicken numban.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI

Put soy sauce 醤油 on tofu if you like.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI

I put mixed hot pepper in miso soup.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI
YAYOIKEN's specialties:
Free refills of rice if you order a standard set meal 定食 Teishoku
You can get free refills yourself at the prepared rice table.
* Some of the restaurants stop offering the free refills of rice in April 2019.
Unfortunately, when you order the other rice foods such as sixteen-grain rice 十六穀米, bowl type items 丼, Kids' Menu お子様メニュー , the free refills of rice is not applicable.
やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI

You can also get free refills of pickles, hot tea and iced water yourself.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI
やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI

The tea-cups are prepared at the table.
First, Push ロック解除 Unlock button. Next, push 給湯 Supply button.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI

There are many やよい軒 YAYOIKEN restaurants all over Japan.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI

Replica food samples are displayed in front of the restaurants.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI

Ticket machine is at the entrance.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI

English menu is available.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI

Touch the green button which reads おつり at the bottom of the machine to get your change.

やよい軒 JAPANESE TEISHOKU RESTAURANT YAYOI

Restaurant name
YAYOIKEN (YAYOI) やよい軒

YAYOI
定食のお店「YAYOI」のホームページです。手づくりで豊富なメニューとゆったりくつろいで、気楽に楽しめる時間をお客様に提供します。
  • 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
Ginza 銀座
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
Ueno 上野
Asakusa 浅草
Kuramae 蔵前
Ikebukuro 池袋
Shibuya 渋谷

My Ranking No.2 Shop TORISYO 鶏笑 all over Japan

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - Torisho 鶏笑

Chicken Namban without Rice 380 yen
チキン南蛮(おかずのみ)
Chicken Namban with Rice 550 yen
チキン南蛮弁当(ご飯付)

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - Torisho 鶏笑
Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - Torisho 鶏笑
Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - Torisho 鶏笑
Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - Torisho 鶏笑

Shop name
TORISYO 鶏笑

鶏笑「からあげ専門」チェーン|株式会社NIS
全国約100店舗(2018時点)のからあげ専門フランチャイズチェーン「鶏笑」は第8回からあげグランプリ最高金賞を獲得!最高に美味しいからあげをつくり皆様を笑顔にします。運営本部、株式会社NISではFC加盟店も随時募集しています。

(in Japanese)

My Ranking No.1 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.

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - TOEISHIN 鳥心 in Kochi 高知

チキンナンバン定食 Chicken Namban Teishoku 950 yen
Chicken Namban Set Meal
It includes rice, soup and salad.

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - TOEISHIN 鳥心 in Kochi 高知
What a great juicy chicken dish!!!
If you are a chef or like cooking this type of food, this restaurant's chicken namban is worth trying
Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - TOEISHIN 鳥心 in Kochi 高知
Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - TOEISHIN 鳥心 in Kochi 高知

チキンナンバン単品 Chicken Namban Tampin 750 yen
Chicken Namban (a la carte)
It includes salad.

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - TOEISHIN 鳥心 in Kochi 高知

Restaurant name
TORISHIN 鳥心

Other Types of Chicken Namban

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮

Bite-sized chicken

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮
SACHIFUKUYA さち福や Chicken Namban チキン南蛮
In some restaurants, chicken numban is made with bite-sized meat pieces, instead of thickly sliced meat.
I think both taste more or less the same, but I hope you would try the thick type at least once because it has a different texture. I prefer thick, soft and juicy chicken numban.
Torikizoku 鳥貴族 Chicken Namban チキン南蛮

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.

Is this chicken namban?
I don't think so. This one is just chicken cutlet. It is tasty though.
Chicken Namban チキン南蛮
Sweet vinegar sauce 甘酢ソース is separately packed with chicken namban. I prefer soaked one.
Chicken Numban Sushi チキン南蛮寿司

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.

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