Nothing to do with Shimokitazawa as it's located in Shibuya, but here's for you one of those authentic Yakitori places crammed with local repeaters that you'd want to check out while in Tokyo for its good taste and great atmosphere.
"Torikin" is a shack-like tiny joint that you'll recognize for its big red paper lantern outside. All the yakitoris are grilled with charcoal so beware of the smoke as the ventilation is non-existant...
The house specialty is the dice-sized Sumi-Yaki (charcoal grilled) chicken (pix above). The chuuzara (mid portion) is great for two and goes unbelievably well with a nice beer. Don't forget to add some yuzukosho (Japanese citron pepper) on that chicken for some great flavor.
When you're done with the Sumiyaki, just go nuts with the other chicken/pork/vegies brochettes.
Closed on sundays
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