In the right hands, the simple act of grilling skewers of chicken over glowing coals of charcoal produces one of the supreme delicacies of Japanese cuisine, well worthy of a such a tasteful setting. Those hands belong to yakitori maestro Yoshiteru Ikegawa.
Torishiki: Where a yakitori artisan rules the roost
Name (J) 鳥しき
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Premium chicken prepared by a yakitori maestro.
It's very hard to snare reservations.
Drinks Beer from ¥500; sake from ¥500; shōchū from ¥500/glass; wine from ¥700/glass, ¥3,500/bottle.
Number of seats 17
Smoking Smoking permitted
2-14-12 Kami-Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Tue.-Sun., 6-11 p.m.; closed Mon. and holidays.
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From JR Meguro Station (East Exit), cross the rotary, walk along Meguro-dori (in the direction of Shirokanedai) and take the first small side street on the left. Torishiki is on the right after about 30 meters, just next to fish-specialist izakaya Marutomi Suisan.