Teruteru
Takadanobaba: Yakiton
Teruteru (Takadanobaba: Yakiton)
Teruteru
Open 5pm-midnight (Sun -11pm) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

The first-rate grilled pork at Teruteru is matched by a serious selection of craft sake, including many seasonal choices. Pork skewers start at just Y100, with more than a dozen different organ meats. The tsukune (minced-pork patty) is outstanding, a perfect balance of meaty flavors with a good amount of fat, and the shiro (intestines) and harami (tender diaphram meat) are also highly recommended.

Balance your meal with excellent grilled zucchini, asparagus and other vegetables, or with the seasonal vegetable plate served bagna cauda style. The motsu nikomi (organ-meat stew) is also quite hearty and satisfying, and goes very well with the more assertive sakes on the list. The setting is a very unpretentious izakaya-style pub, built around a long counter with a few small tables in back. Budget around Y2000-2500 for food and drink.

Takadanobaba
Shinjuku-ku, Takadanobaba 3-22-4.
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