Ejo #63 – Drunk In….. Tokyo (FUKU Yakitori)

DRUNK IN….. TOKYO
FUKU YAKITORI
Most yakitori places are a little rough around the edges – after all it’s basically barbecue food (though it feels blasphemous to even make that comparison). Fuku is a slightly classier affair (and even better, a non-smoking affair, a rarity in Tokyo). The chef expertly grills skewers of various parts of chicken (amongst other things) right in front of you – and we were lucky enough to get seats at the bar with front row seats to all the action. You need a reservation for this place, otherwise you might miss out.

MUST HAVES: Chicken skin, tebasaki (chicken wings) and for the more adventurous of you I’d suggest trying the tori wasa (raw, YES RAW!!!! chicken).

Chef doing his thang.

Chef doing his thang.

Crispy delicious chicken skin - we ordered another round of these at the end of the night.

Crispy delicious chicken skin – we ordered another round of these at the end of the night.

Gingko nut.  A really delightful treat and difficult to describe.  Texture of a roasted chestnut with meaty chargrill overtones.  Must try.

Gingko nut. A really delightful treat and difficult to describe. Texture of a roasted chestnut with meaty chargrill overtones. Must try.

The raw chicken.  It really has a unique texture, not quite like sushi.  It was actually very tasty.  But did it taste like chicken????.

The raw chicken. It really has a unique texture, not quite like sushi. It was actually very tasty. But did it taste like chicken????.

All washed down with cup after cup of sake (that ain't water folks!).

All washed down with cup after cup of sake (that ain’t water folks!).

INFO:
3-23-4 Nishihara Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0066
(Address in Japanese: 日本東京都渋谷区西原3丁目23−4)
+81 3 3485 3234
Open for dinner every night except Wednesdays

Return to Drunk In….. Tokyo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s