Shimonya
Asagaya: Yakiton
Shimonya (Asagaya: Yakiton)
Shimonya
Open 4-11pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Yakiton (grilled pork on skewers) is the specialty at this budget-friendly local izakaya, along with grilled seasonal vegetables, grilled chicken and drink-friendly side dishes. At Y100 per skewer it's hard to beat Shimonya's cost performance, and sake and other drinks are also quite reasonable. The downstairs fills up quickly during peak times but there's additional seating upstairs to handle the crowds.

Asagaya
Suginami-ku, Asagaya-Kita 2-2-6.
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