Saturday, December 20, 2014

Good yakitori meal at Torigin Main Shop @ Ginza, Tokyo

Torigin Ginza has been operating for almost 70 years. This is a simple restaurant located in a narrow alley of high end Ginza area where you can enjoy great Japanese barbecue. The food is good, reasonable price and fast and efficient service. If you prefer izakaya kind of restaurant, this restaurant suits you well. You can drink and have good food in authentic Japanese environment. Ordering shouldn't be a problem since they have menu in English.

Taste:8/10(Good. Their yakitori is the best and I like the tender and flavourful taste of their grilled chicken. The second best is the bacon wrapped asparagus. The way Japanese barbecue their meat is good without any black burning parts. Their Gomoku-Kamameshi kettle pot rice is just average and I would think Malaysian claypot rice taste better. It could be I have not chosen their best kamameshi. I just get to know that their signature kettle pot rice is chicken).
Price:6/10(Moderate. Each stick of barbecue stick priced between 170 Yen to 280 Yen. The kettle pot rice at 990 Yen as we choose the one which contains the most ingredient - Gomoku kamameshi. The meal shown below was about 2,200 Yen per person).


As usual, Japanese restaurant are good at creating actual size food models to attract their customers.

Bacon wrapped asparagus and chicken yakitori.

The bacon wrapped asparagus were delicious.

Tender and juicy chicken yakitori.

Yasai-yaki (Grilled vegetables - Japanese leek, "shishito" green pepper and shiitake mushroom)

Tebasaki-yaki (Grilled chicken wings).

Yasai-yaki and tebasaki-yaki.

Trying their hot sake. Sweet, nice and not too strong.

There is a lucky draw for patron who order their sake. One draw per glass of sake ordered. I got some kind of handphone necklace.

Kettle pot rice.


We ordered Gomoku-Kamameshi. It is kettle pot rice with chicken, bamboo shoot, shiitake mushroom and shrimp toppings.

Tsukune-yaki. Chicken meat balls.

Sunagimo-yaki. Grilled chicken gizzards.

Chicken meat balls and chicken gizzards.

Start with free appetizer. Just a normal cabbage.

Busy restaurant even at around 3.00pm. Maybe it was sunday.

Do take note that there are two Torigin restaurant facing each other. I prefer this one as this is the old shop.

GPS/Coordinate: 35.671300, 139.763526
Address: 5-5-7 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Public transport: Tokyo metro Ginza station. Exit towards Sony building.

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