Hakata Mangetsu
Nishi-Shinjuku: Yakitori
Hakata Mangetsu (Nishi-Shinjuku: Yakitori)
Hakata Mangetsu
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

With skewers of grilled chicken starting at just Y46 and beers priced at Y199, this lively yakitoriya delivers excellent cost performance. Some menu highlights include the sasami (chicken breast), served with your choice of yuzu-kosho, wasabi or ume-shiso seasonings; tsukune chicken meatballs with either raw egg or cheese, and very tasty grilled pork skewers. Onigiri and noodle dishes are very reasonably priced if you want to finish off with some carbs.

The shop is spread out over two floors, with counter seating in addition to tables, but it does fill up at peak times so call ahead if you're coming with a group. The entrance can be a little hard to find - the stairway is separate from the building's main entrance. They're open from 4pm on weekends, and stay open until 5am on Saturdays. Budget around Y1800-2800 for ample food and drink.

Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku, Nishi-Shinjuku 7-10-20, Waseda S-T Bldg 2-3F.
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