Friday, September 11, 2009

Nanbantei 南蛮亭

September 2009

Great yakitori place that we found on Guru-navi in Shinjuku. They have several restaurants in Tokyo, and on the larger end of a yakitori place.

Started with some 'premier' draft beers and appetizers like sesame dressing salad, chicken karaage (Japanese fried chicken), tomato salad, and chicken yukke (sashimi). We ordered a ridiculous amount of yakitori. I think the most popular were the asparagus wrapped in pork, the amazing steaks with wasabi sauce, and the tebasaki (wings). Vegetables are quite good. I've had better tsukune (chicken meatballs). I love sunagimo (gizzards).

Hint: no more than eight to ten skewers per person, and remember orders come in pairs.

English menus with a few staff that speak if needed .
Few minutes walk from JR Shinjuku station or Marunouchi line Shinjuku-sanchome station

〒160-0022 東京都新宿区新宿3-28-7 キーストンB1

Tori-hide 鶏ひで

September 2009

This is my aunt's family's 'go-to' yakitori place in Akabane, and it is fabulous. Never been disappointed and have been there many times over the years.


〒115-0045 東京都北区赤羽2-4-4 西村ビル1F