My friends always goto the nearby budget Torikizoki Yakitori spot with everything on the menu only being 298 yen... but after so many years of passing by both the old and newly rebuild Abe-chan it was time to head inside.
Consists of 1F and 2F.
Didn't see any English menu's but did notice a filipina and hapa staff members... I assume there are a few bilingual wait staff here. No worries.
Sapporo Red Star bottled beer 660yen. My fav.
Motsu-nikomi (Stewed offal).. super tender meat with tofu. Tasty!
Spicy shichimi seasoning if want a little kick.
Liver... Very flavorful.
The chef at the main entrance. Might be fun to sit at the counter directly in front of him.
Rice set 320 yen that includes pickled veggies and a light soup.
This little old lady who must own the shop was so incredibly attentive. Always took away our empty plates and aware of how much beer we had left... Service here was just so spot on friendly.
Yakitori spots continue to use the same Ta-leh (seasoning) for years... there is a pot filled with sauce that the skewers are dipped into. Seems the sauce has formed a huge black mass outside the pot.
Overall if you are in the area you gotta head to Abe-chan Yakitori... During our 1.5 hours there they only turned away one couple but if you don't mind waiting a few minutes tables open up quickly. Unsure how big the 2F is but alot of folks did head upstairs.
There is another sister shop nearby called Abe-chan Bekkan with less character... my visit in 2013.
Tabelog foodie: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1307/A130702/13007199/
Yelp: Abe-chan Yelp Link
Address J: 東京都港区麻布十番2-1-1Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Azabu Juban 2-1-1
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