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Food
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 5th - Iriya Kitichen&Bar 入谷キッチン&バル in Tokyo

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - Iriya Kitchen&Bar 入谷キッチン&バル

Marinated fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce Set Meal
Regular 730 yen
Large Size of Chicken Breast (Muneniku Dai むね肉大) 880 yen
チキン南蛮定食 Chicken Namban Teishoku

It includes rice and miso soup and salad.

You can get free refill of rice once if you want. Please order the staff.

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - Iriya Kitchen&Bar 入谷キッチン&バル

This one is used chicken breast.

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - Iriya Kitchen&Bar 入谷キッチン&バル

If you prefer chicken thigh to breast, you can order...
Marinated fried Chicken Thigh with Tartar Sauce Set Meal
もも肉のチキン南蛮定食

Chicken Namban チキン南蛮 - Iriya Kitchen&Bar 入谷キッチン&バル
東京 チキン南蛮 入谷キッチン&バル
入谷キッチン&バルは、洋食とちょい飲みのお店です。 おすすめは本場宮崎のチキン南蛮です。
  • English menu is available on the website.
  • No service fee / No cover charge (at lunch time)
  • No smoking
  • Tax is included in the prices.
  • eMoney PayPay is accepted.
  • Water is free and self service.
  • Due to our lack of space and in order to allow other customers to enter the restaurant to enjoy a meal, please be considerate of the amount of time you stay here.
    Please limit your stay to 1 hour if not ordering an alcoholic beverage. You may stay 2 hours if ordering an alcoholic beverage. Thank you for your understanding.

My Ranking 4th - TORISABURO とりサブロー in and around Tokyo

Unique tartar sauce is very good.
Chicken became more soft than crispy because of the sweet vinegar and tartar sauce.

チキン南蛮 Chicken Namban - から揚げ専門店 とりサブロー TORISABURO

The batter of this deep fried chicken is similar to tempura batter.

チキン南蛮 Chicken Namban - から揚げ専門店 とりサブロー TORISABURO
TORISABURO とりサブロー specializes in deep fried chicken and chicken namban in Tokyo から揚げ専門店、チキン南蛮
I prefer chicken namban to deep fried chicken of this shop.

My Ranking 3rd - 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 760 yen
Fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce Teishoku

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 namban.

Restaurant name
YAYOIKEN (YAYOI) やよい軒

Japanese Teishoku Restaurant YAYOI (やよい軒 YAYOIKEN) in Japan offers Beef Sukiyaki すき焼き, Chicken Namban チキン南蛮
A restaurant chain YAYOI (やよい軒 YAYOIKEN) offers many kinds of meals.Especially, I like their chicken namban. It is yummy!

My Ranking 2nd - 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)

You can buy the food for to go.
Only a few shops have eat-in pace in the shop.

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

Juicy chicken and a little sour sauce are so nice!

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150店舗(2019年時点)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。

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My Ranking 1st - 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 might be changed because tax is increased in October 2019.

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