Each of the three restaurants visited in this article are located in Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa. In each, the integrity of the ingredients is held to an Ishikawan standard; that is, if it is good enough for the world’s top chefs, it is good enough for you.
When you are handed a piece of juicy, crispy chicken on a stick, dripping delicious tare or sprinkled with shio, no good manners are expected. In Japan, the land where cleanliness and order is revered, having a hearty meal of yakitori can be soul repairing.
Stuck in the middle of tourist hotspots such as Tokyo station, Ginza, and Akihabara, it would be easy to overlook Kanda (神田). This part of the town never makes it onto the lists of top ten things to do in Tokyo. Ever heard of it?
When visiting Japan, Yakitori is a must if you are interested in sampling the local food! There are varying levels of Yakitori shops, from the expensive to the ultra-cheap, with the best (in my humble opinion) being Torikizoku. It is the perfect place for tourists on a budget.