Food/Drink | Avg price: ¥2500 | English Available: None (Unknown)
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I really like Torikizoku for one simple reason, everything is set at the same price. No matter if you want grilled chicken, fried food, salad, a rice-dish, or even drinks, everything is 298 yen (plus tax, so that makes 322 per item). It makes decision making so much easier. It is like going to a kaiten sushi and not having to worry (too much) about certain plates being way over your budget, and you wouldn't want to be thinking about that when you are getting your drinks on. So for those who find that sometimes the prices on menus get into your way of enjoying a good time, Torikizoku is a great solution. The food isn't the top of the line, but when you're drinking with company, the food is not priority anyway.
Do you know the feeling when you get out of a train station somewhere and the first thing you see is a Starbucks or a McDonalds? Well, the same is true for Torikizoku. I swear, these things are everywhere and I’m glad they are! Torikizoku is an “izakaya”, basically a loud, smoking bar that serves delicious food. As the name suggests, Torikizoku serves mainly chicken (in many forms) and most grilled on a stick. The service is extremely energetic; the waiters will yell out when anyone comes or goes. The waiters are very fast and the cooks are not afraid to show their grill-skill. The prices are average; each plate costing around 2-300 yen, but they won´t disappoint. I personally recommend the “momo tare” and the “heart-tare”. The granola salad is also really delicious, but to be fair, anything covered in sweet dressing with granola is irresistible by default. I’m not quite sure how their English menu is, but don´t worry! Their menu is carefully illustrated with delicious looking pictures, designed so even if you don´t speak a lick of Japanese, you can point and gesture how many you´d like with little problem. Torikizoku makes me glad to live in Japan. Cheers!