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Japanese: Yakitori


Eiki Description

Located in the bustling neighborhood of Ebisu in Tokyo, Eiki is a renowned restaurant that specializes in yakitori, a traditional Japanese grilled chicken skewer dish. Recognized as one of the top 100 restaurants in Tokyo, Eiki has gained a loyal following since its opening in February 2019.

What sets Eiki apart is the combination of the friendly atmosphere created by the owner, Kohei Onoda, and the exceptional culinary skills inherited from the famous restaurant 'Torishiki.' The secret to their mouthwatering yakitori lies in the 'strong fire' technique, which results in juicy and flavorful skewers. The menu offers a variety of options, with the omakase course being a popular choice. Alongside the classic chicken skewers, you can also enjoy unique dishes like thick tofu and crispy fried chicken.

The interior of Eiki is designed with a refreshing and minimalist aesthetic, featuring a beautiful white wooden counter that exudes an Edo-era charm. The clean and inviting space allows diners to fully immerse themselves in the culinary experience. Whether you're a yakitori enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable dining experience in Tokyo, Eiki is a must-visit destination for its exceptional food and welcoming ambiance.

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Eiki Overview

Address

ROZIS 2-chome-10-5 Ebisu, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0013

Phone

+81 (0) 3-5422-8611

Access

10 minute walk from Ebisu Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 6:00PM-12:00AM
Tue: 6:00PM-12:00AM
Wed: 6:00PM-12:00AM
Thur: 6:00PM-12:00AM
Fri: 6:00PM-12:00AM
Sat: 6:00PM-12:00AM

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Eiki Reviews

Eiki Google Average Rating

4.6

5

Google
Eiki’s master chef comes from Torishiki and Torikado, both famed yakitori restaurants where making reservations is difficult (and nearly impossible for Torishiki).

At Eiki, nearly 180-degree bar seating roughly 14 customers surrounds the chef, his grill, and the skewers cooking atop. Customers are served by omakase style (i.e., you do not order but the chef chooses for you), though of course you may let the chef know of any allergies or dislikes. Patrons must also let the chef know two dishes ahead once they are ready for the parade of food to come to an end since your next dish is already being prepared as you enjoy the current one.

You can expect classic dishes such as liver, gizzard, wing, skin, minced balls, etc. Each is grilled to perfection and, according to some, as good as the famed restaurants where the chef learned his craft.

For foreign visitors, watch out for the “tokuden” system by which you must make reservations. For Eiki, seats must be reserved on the 20th of the prior month by phone.

5

Google
99 stars. New favorite yakitori in Tokyo.

5

Google
I had the pleasure of visiting you at a company benefit party. Since I worked for a company, I don't know how much I paid, but I was able to have the best yakitori I've ever had.

I think there were only 12 seats at the counter. It's a very sophisticated space that you can comfortably use for dates, entertainment, and meetings with important friends.

I can't complain about the taste. The fillet and liver were perfectly cooked and had a melt-in-your-mouth taste.

Next time I would like to use it for private purposes, even for an anniversary with my wife.

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