{  Toritake — 鳥竹  }

Toritake -- 鳥竹
Toritake -- 鳥竹
Toritake -- 鳥竹
Toritake -- 鳥竹
Toritake -- 鳥竹

Toritake is an awesome Yakitori place located right by Shibuya station. It’s a hole-in-the-wall Izakaya kind of place and has three floors which are constantly packed with customers. Be prepared to wait a little during popular hours.

We’ve been here a few times cause we love how affordable and good the Yakitori is. Over the course of our visits, we’ve experimented with ordering our dishes with both the “tare” (sauce flavoring) and the “shio” (salt flavoring) and overall we tend to prefer the salt more since it really brings out the flavor of the chicken and takes the veggies to another level. Everything here is delicious and I highly recommend their stuffed green pepper (ピーマンの肉詰め). Yummm. The place is loud and happening during dinner hours with people of all ages and a variety of different nationalities represented among the diners. They surprisingly have an English menu and I’ve also heard great things about their lunch as well.

Just FYI, be prepared to take off your shoes if you sit on the basement-level floor or to sit next to people who are smoking.

Note: Closed on the second Monday of every month.

Address // 1-6-1, Dougenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3461-1627
Website // n/a


5 comments on “Toritake — 鳥竹

    • :)

      maki on
  1. Maki! do you know if they open for lunch time? this restaurant looks so yum! thinking to stop by but only lunch time is ok for us. thankssss!

    Christine on
    • They serve a special Lunch deal only during the weekdays from noon to 2pm. On the weekends, they serve their regular menu from 2pm-12:30am. Enjoy!

      maki on
  2. Oooooh! The shiitake looks soooo delicious! OoO
    I looove grilled shiitake! ^o^ (I would kill for one shiitake skewer ^_- ), I missed them so much! ;_;

    Karen on

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