Honetsuki-dori is a local food of Takamatsu of Kagawa prefecture.
Honetsuki-dori means “Bird with bone”. It is Grilled bird with bone with soy sauce, salt and pepper only.
There’s a branch of popular honetsuki-dori restaurant named Ikkaku close to Yokohama station.
When I searched for some Honetsuki-dori shops in Takamatsu, every shops are casual izakaya. Well, That’s the Yokohama. They have an stylish entrance. We visited there around 4 p.m. on weekend, so, there were many vacant seats and we could secure seats without reservation.
I heard they are very popular and always fully booked during dinner time. So, you’d better reserve in advance if you visit there at the middle of dinner time.
It’s very close to Yokohama station.
Foods and drinks that we had
Not only honetsuki-dori, but also they serve many foods.
Squeezed grapefruits sour
I chose my drink squeezed grapefruits sour (生搾りグレープフルーツサワー, 541 yen). They served sour and half of grapefruits separately.
So, I squeezed grapefruits and then pour the juice into the sour. It’s fun ! And the flavor of fresh grapefruits was good.
Chicken caesar salad
Caesar chicken salad (シーザーチキンサラダ, 596 yen).
It’s simple caesar salad. It didn’t have much chicken meat on the dish.
Honetsuki-dori – baby bird
Ordinary, there are two species of “Honetsuki-dori”. Elder bird and baby bird. Ikkaku have, too.
This is Honetsuki-dori baby bird (骨付き鳥 ひな鳥, 941 yen). We ordered one per one. It’s the perfect decision. Baby bird was so fatty and juicy. Can you see much fats ? But not greasy at all. Everyone ate it up soon like beasts.
Honetsuki-dori – senior bird
we shared this Senior bird (骨付き鳥 親鳥, 1062 yen). The older bird was chewy. But we liked it, too. It was seasoned with salt and pepper strongly as well as baby birds. This tastes went with fresh grapefruits sour very well.
Chicken ham (とりハム, 596 yen) was soft and good. Basil sauce went with the ham well. But I don’t want chef to put small tomatoes on the ham.
Last, we ate rice. Chicken rice (とりめし, 486 yen). Contrary to the strong flavor of honetsuki-dori, it had mild tastes. It have soup, too.
Shoyumame ice cream
Shoyumame ice cream (醤油豆アイスクリーム, 325 yen) as dessert.
Shoyumame is also a local food of Kagawa prefecture. Simply speaking, shoyumame is parched beans marinated with soy sauce and sugar. I think it’s not common flavor for ice cream. But it’s not salty and it didn’t have much tastes of soy sauce. It’s normal ice cream. Salty just a bit.
About the restaurant
Name in English / Ikkaku Yokohama Nishiguchi gate branch
Name in Japanese / 一鶴 横浜西口店
Address / Tino building 6F, 2-15-1 Minami-Saiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone / 045-317-1708
Open / 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and another national holidays / 11 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Close / No scheduled
Reservation / Available
Credit card / Unavailable
URL / Website (in Japanese only)
Mar 10, 2015 Posted
Jan 21, 2020 Updated prices