A Japanese Brand of Chicken Called HYUGADORI 日向鶏

日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa Food

This is free-range chicken produced in Miyazaki 宮崎, Japan. It is more tender and much more delicious than typical broiler chicken.
This is a from takeout shop located in Tokyo, and they offer many types of food prepared with this chicken.
When you are traveling in Tokyo, I recommend you try it.

Hyugadori (Hyuga Chicken) 日向鶏

日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa

Shop name
TORIFUJI とりふじ

Specialty
This is a takeout shop specializes in many kinds of side dishes. Mainly they offer tasty chicken dishes. They use Japanese brand of chicken called Hyugadori (Hyuga Chicken) 日向鶏. Their home-cooked yakitori (grilled chicken on a skewer) is highly recommended. When you go to the street, you shouldn't miss eating their yakitori.

日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa

A skewer of yakitori costs from mainly 125 yen. The prices were increased.

日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa

The main attraction here is the fact that you can eat a wide variety of different chicken cuts, when you buy yakitori. Some of which may be unfamiliar to you, but all of which will be delicious.
Why not try all of them and discover your favorite cut of the chicken meat?

If you worry about unfamiliar chicken cuts, you should simply choose Momo もも. The chicken meat is a part of leg or thigh.
When you get there around 12:00, you could buy the food that is all freshly made. In the evening, the food might be sold out.

日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa

From the top:

  • Hatsu-to-negi (はつとねぎ): heart and green onion
  • Tsukune (つくね): mince chicken meat with extra flavors
  • Reba (レバー): soft liver
  • Momo (もも): thigh or leg meat
日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa
  • Negima (ねぎま): thigh or leg meat and green onion
  • Bonjiri (ぼんじり): around the tail
  • Sunagimo (すなぎも): gizzard

Japanese sentence to point to the food you want to buy

Kore wo kudasai.
これをください。
I will take this, please.

日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa
Standing-up-eating

This is a takeout shop, but you can still eat here if you want.
Some seasonings are available on the table.
When you are ordering the food, you should point to the table and say

Kokode
ここで
Here

When you say that, probably they will heat up the food, and give you chopsticks when you buy food except yakitori.
If nothing is said after paying the bill they will pack your food to go.

日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa

When I went there they also offered seafood such as squid, scallop, octopus prawn and so on.

Marinated Octopus たこのマリネ - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa

It is marinated boiled octopus and vegetables with a little bit of sour dressing that makes your mouth feel refreshed from the oily taste of yakitori.

日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa
豚 on the label means pork.

All photos above were taken in 2015.
Two photos below were taken in 2019. The prices were a little increased.

日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa

About the labels of yakitori:
日向鶏 or日向どり: It is Japanese brand of chicken called Hyugadori (Hyuga Chicken)
たれ焼 Tare-yaki Grilled with sauce
塩焼 Shio-yaki: Grilled with salt

日向鶏 Hyugadori 焼鳥 Yakitori (Chicken on a skewer) - とりふじ Torifuji 三ノ輪 Minowa

うなぎ: Eel (Unagi) on a skewer 1750 yen
うなぎのきも串焼き: Eel (Unagi) Liver on a skewer 200 yen
This eel is not imported one. It is from Miyazaki 宮崎, Japan

Business hours
Around noon through evening
Monday is closed.

Some other restaurants offer different types of Japanese brand chicken.

Daisendori (Daisen Chicken) 大山鶏

BEEF KITCHEN STAND ビーフキッチンスタンド Akihabara 秋葉原, Shinjuku 新宿, Shinbashi 新橋 in Tokyo
This restaurant offers many different kinds of amazingly low priced foods for between 100 and 380 yen. (They are small size though.)

Soshu Benirakumi Chicken 総州 紅楽美

Lightly Seared Chicken, Crunchy Chicken mixed with Japanese Ume Plum Paste 鶏肉のたたき 梅水晶
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.

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