My friend asked me to join dinner at Yakitori Imai (焼鳥 今井) in Sendagi area. They are high-populated yakitori restaurant.
I knew this restaurant well because my friends eat oyakodon at lunchtime on Saundays so frequently. And also this restaurant had been in my list for a long time that I wanted to visit in the near future.
Basically they prepare one course only (about 6000 yen) at dinner time. the chef ask us what we don’t like to eat. And we can choose one entree from some. He serve some meats as rare. So, if you don’t like rare meats, you need to say in advance. I love rare meats, so there’s no problem 🙂
At first, I ordered normal beer, but the staff said to me that they have yuzu-taste beer in stock. So I ordered it. Certainly, it had yuzu flavor and was sweet like honey. It was good ! The label was cute, too.
At first, chicken soup was served. It had soft tofu.
Chicken sashimi. Left is tataki of leg meat and the right is marinated breast meat with konbu.
Liver putty on the bread
Grilled white asparagus. The burnt smell was good and it was sweet.
Abura-ge is deep fried tofu.
Liver and strawberry. I was so surprised that the chef grill it in front of me. Liver and strawberry ? I couldn’t imagine the taste. But unexpectedly warm strawberry was tasty and its sourness and sweetness went with liver well.
Tsukune (minced chicken). The green things are coriander. Much fat overflew and it was hard to eat. But delicious. I needed more…
Pickles refreshed inside of my mouth. It had Chinese cabbage mainly.
Isobemaki of chicken breast tender. “Isobemaki” is something rolled with laver. Standard isobemaki is mochi.
Because the chef serve fatty chicken tail, I felt like eating it with glass of red wine 🙂
And yakitori was served aagain. Leg meat.
Carrot. I don’t like grilled sweet carrot. I ate it up soon without thinking.
Luxury. Truffle and egg. No words are needed. Just great.
Sweet potato. It’s my friend’s entree. She shared us 🙂 It was so sweet.
Simmered chickens giblets. the yellow thing is ovary.
I chose my entree duck.（+1900yen). It had a variety of part of meat of duck. Liver, heart, leg meat and breast meat. Everything was awesome. And its skin was crisp.
My friend’s meat that grilled in front of me. “Oh my… It must be great, too…” I thought such a thing.
Happily, my friend gave a piece to us 🙂 It was delicious as I thought !
Coriander salad at the end of the course. The chef like coriander ? Most yakitori restaurant don’t serve coriander like him. But chicken and coriander is good friend.
Last, we ordered takikomi gohan cooked in the earthen hotpot named donabe ! It’s excluded in the course.
Of course, the duck that was my entree was delicious, but I should have eaten yakitori more. yakitori could be chosen as entree without additional charge. His yakitori was great and I love yakitori 🙂 I’ll visit there again soon for eating oyakodon at lunchtime with my friend.
Name Yakitori Imai (焼鳥 今井)
Open Lunch, Dinner
Reservation Available for dinner time only
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