For refined yakitori in traditional surroundings, Kushikura is a sure bet. Because they can do shio-yaki (salt-grilled) chicken, it’s a good choice gluten-free diners.
Kushikura interior – image © Chris Rowthorn
Located in a fine traditional machiya building on the north edge of downtown, Kushikura serves some fantastic yakitori (the “kushi” in the name refers to the skewers on which the yakitori is cooked) both as part of filling set meals and a la carte.
There are several nice private rooms for families and groups, as well as a great counter where you can watch the chefs at work.
They’re quite used to foreign diners here and they have an English/picture menu. We recommend reservations for dinner.
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584 Hiiragi-cho, Takakura-dori-Oike-agaru, Nakagyo-ku
Non-smoking area: completely non-smoking
4min walk from Karasuma Oike Station Exit 1, Karasuma and Tozai subway lines
Official site (English)
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