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Monday, May 3, 2010

EBISU: "Ebisu Yakitori" Cozy spot with very friendly staff.

I tend not to wander into shops randomly because it can be so hit and miss.  Plan was to check out something light in Ebisu so referred to my favorite Japanese foodie site for a little help.  There was a listing for a Yakitori spot with very few pics or comments... hmm... might as well.

Down one of the few little side streets in Ebisu.  You can find Gyukaku, Sundubu spot, Chinese, cozy bar perfect for a date and a few other things.

Premium Malts Draft/Highball/Shochu/Whiskey 500yen, Glass wine/Sour/ 450.

Yakitori prices very reasonable with bulk in 120-180yen range.
No English Menu so might need to brush up on your Hiragana but you can always ask for "Osusume" (shop recommendations) and the friendly chef will bring out some tasty sticks.

Mark your order on this tiny sheet. 

You can't go wrong with any of the chicken selections.  I suggest trying the "Bon-jiri" thats soft and very tasty... Mari said its "Chicken Butt".  Also liked the "Seh-seh-li Oumay-Niku" that was wrapped in a green leaf and topped with umeboshi (sour plum).  And if you like pork the 120yen "Buta-Bala" was excellent.

If you need a little spice just add a tad of this red stuff.

Spent under 4,000yen for 3 drinks and tasty chicken.  Can't beat that in Tokyo.

The Chicken Chef... very friendly guy.

We'll be back with friends soon.

Location: EBISU Station (about a 3-4min walk).
Address J: 東京都渋谷区恵比寿南2丁目1-1
Address E:  Tokyo, Shibuya-kku, Ebisu Minami 2-1-1

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WAIT!  Need a place to go after a great dinner at Yakitori?  Check out British Pub a few minutes away.  MINX was playing this night.  Map -->

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