Genpachi
Shimo-Kitazawa: Yakitori
Genpachi (Shimo-Kitazawa: Yakitori)
Genpachi
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Good grilled chicken and a decent sake list to go with it have made this casual yakitoriya a neighborhood favorite. The wings are nicely charred and crisp, while skewers of lamb are full-flavored without being gamey.

The grilled fish and vegetables are also worth exploring, and the assorted pickles are just about perfect. Budget around Y2500-3000 for ample food and drink.

Shimo-Kitazawa
Setagaya-ku, Kitazawa 2-13-14.
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