Hot Sizzle & Sake: Yaketori in Tokyo

By Abi King | Asia

May 27
Bare lightbulb in Yaketori Bar

Yaketori: A Haven After Work


Food sizzling in a Yaketori bar in Tokyo

Food Cooked In Front of You – To Order

Sake glass in sake box on sake menu

Cold Sake By the Glass – And Box

Beef on Sticks in Tokyo Yaketori Bar

A Yaketori Favourite: Seared Beef on Sticks

Clear soup with miniature shellfish

Shellfish Soup…

Boiled eggs with stringy cheese on sticks

Eggs with cheese…

Time to pay at a Yaketori Bar

A Popular Place…

Food cooking in a Yaketori Bar

Hungry Just Processing These Pics

My photos from a sizzling Yaketori bar in Tokyo for Photo Friday. Mmmm….



About the Author

Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on

Sonja May 27, 2011

Mmmm . . . made me hungry, too. Your photos really capture the mood (and the flavor!)

    Abi King May 30, 2011

    Ah – to go back there again!

Thomas Dembie July 1, 2011

Looks delicious! I could go for the seared beef on sticks right now.

    Abi King July 4, 2011

    Me too…Love Japanese food…

Mack Reynolds August 31, 2011

I’ve heard of yakitori, but could you tell me what it means? Those eggs look really good, as well as the sticks with beef on them. I could imagine hanging out there on a Friday right after work. I bet I’d look forward to it.

    Abi King February 8, 2012

    Traditionally, I think it’s chicken skewered onto bamboo and then cooked on a grill in front of you. These days, almost anything can go on the skewer: beef, beans, eggs and plenty of things I couldn’t really identify…

    Oh, I’m so hungry again now!

Vicky May 23, 2012

The food looks absolutely delicious! My boyfriend and I are starting our backpacking trip in Japan this fall and I’m incredibly excited for the food!

    Abi King May 25, 2012

    I’m a huge, H-U-G-E fan of Japanese food – from the Yaketori to the pickles to the noodles to the cook your own testicle over a bunsen burner delicacies (well, OK, the last one entered the “meh” category.)

    I think I’d tie Japanese food with Thai as the most enjoyable in the world. Have fun!

timothy gan September 9, 2013

whats the name of the yakitori place?

    Abi King October 12, 2013

    I’m not sure, I’m afraid. I arrived drugged with jet lag and my friend just took me there…

Ian January 22, 2014

The food looks so delicious! Great post!

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