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Japanese: Yakitori


Toriguchi

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Toriguchi Description

Toriguchi is a charming restaurant located in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in yakitori, or grilled chicken skewers. Situated near the Osakihirokoji Station, Toriguchi offers a unique dining experience with its spacious counter seating and a cozy atmosphere.

What sets Toriguchi apart from other dining establishments is its use of Kishu Binchotan, a rare type of charcoal from Wakayama Prefecture, to grill their yakitori. This charcoal imparts a distinct smoky flavor to the chicken, resulting in tender and flavorful skewers that are a delight to the palate.

The menu at Toriguchi features a variety of yakitori options, including rare cuts of chicken that are grilled to perfection. Guests can choose from two different courses, allowing them to select the quantity of skewers they desire. In addition to the yakitori, Toriguchi also offers a selection of carefully curated wines and seasonal Japanese sake to complement the flavors of the grilled chicken.

Whether you're a fan of yakitori or looking to try something new, Toriguchi is a must-visit restaurant in Tokyo. With its exceptional charcoal-grilled skewers and cozy ambiance, it promises a memorable dining experience for food enthusiasts and locals alike.

Toriguchi Overview

Address

2-chōme-28-10 Nishigotanda, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 141-0031

Phone

+81 (0) 3-6421-7254

Access

3 minute walk from Gotanda Station (JR Yamanote Line).
5 minute walk from Osakihirokoji Station (Tokyu Meguro Line).

Operating Hours

Sun: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 5:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Upscale

Private Dining Room

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Toriguchi Reviews

Toriguchi Google Average Rating

4.4

5

Google
What a surprise!! Was so impressed by the quality of the chicken. Creativity on the cuts. You will get high end experience with value for money cost. Good wine and sake selection. Highly recommend!!

5

Google
Amazing Omakase course dinner at an affordable 5800 yen per person, I've easily paid double in other parts of Tokyo for a similar quality. The course comes with 8 yakitoris and 9 small dishes including dessert. You can choose from 3 closing courses and 3 desserts. My party opted for the chicken ramen to clean off the oil from our pallets but there's also a rice option. Make sure to ask for their recommendation for the dessert as it changes monthly.

This is a great place to have dinner with friends and the staff are so attentive and friendly. The server kept checking up on us and even took the extra effort to google translate for us when they couldn't pronounce "chicken esophagus". You eat surrounding the yakitori grill so the chefs will also chat with you as they prepare your meal.

The restaurant can easily be reserved online but we went on a Monday weeknight around 8 pm and the restaurant was a bit more than half full. So if you want excellent food and sick of those 1 hour line ups in Shibuya/Shinjuku take the extra 10 minute train ride out to Gotanda to visit this place you won't regret it.

5

Google
Superb!

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