Shimbashi: Chicken
Karayama (Shimbashi: Chicken)
Open 10:30am-10pm (LO). Closed 2nd Sunday.

While many serious karaage shops will custom-fry each order, Karayama seems to have a big enough turnover that they can often serve you an order of hot, freshly fried chicken as soon as you sit down. Most of the menu items are either teishoku or bento meals, with rice and soup, but if you look carefully at the ticket machine you can find the buttons to order chicken by the piece.

The regular karaage comes in fairly large pieces (Y130 each) that are dark gold in color, quite juicy inside with a moderately crisp skin. There's also a mildly ginger-fried option (Y150 per piece) if you want some variety.

A sweet sesame sauce is available for dipping, although we would have prefered something a bit spicier. Take-out is available if you want to spice things up on your own, or you can sit at the family-restaurant-style twenty-seat counter.

Minato-ku, Shimbashi 2-16-11, New Shimbashi Bldg 1F.
東京都港区新橋2-16-1 ニュー新橋ビル 1F
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