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1-19-2 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-3715-9292
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've never found skewers so delicious. The place is very down to earth, no frills or pretension. The atmosphere is very friendly with mixtures of patrons, foreign and local, swanky and frumpy, rich and modest. This is the joint all food lovers head to.

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Nogent-sur-Marne, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Yakitori was very good. Count 270 yen / piece. The service is good but not so warm. Expect a little surprise on your bill at the end. I explain: When I arrived the waiter gave me a bowl of green beans, I asked him "What is this?" he answered me "Just for appetizer", I replied "Ah ok thank you... More

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Summit, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Was introduced to Kushiwakamaru when living as an ex-pat in Japan back in the 90's, it was a favorite hangout back then and all the great memories flooded back during a first-time-since return visit with family this past April. A bit off the beaten trail (good directions in other reviews) but a great eat-like-the-locals / friendly to non-Japanese (english menu... More

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Geelong, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Visited this restaurant with friends who live here & told me I had to visit. Had to wait 20 minutes but definitely worth the wait. We were lucky enough to sit at the counter and were able to see the chefs in action. The food was absolutely sensational! Great atmosphere too - locals were more than happy to try to... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Went there last night, the tripadvisor map is accurate but the name on the door is only in japanese... Except that you can read the word Yakitori. Upstairs is another restaurant called mau coba, and on the left is a huge thing called hinomaru. It's a 2 min walk from the naka meguro metro station. Now for the place itself,... More

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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79 reviews 79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I don' know if it is really the best one, but surely it has been the beat for me for the last 16 years. Great atmosphere, fantastic tebasaki and tsukune, .. and great memories.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We chose this restaurant for several reasons. It was rated well by the Guardian recently, and we really fancied some Yakitori. We were not disappointed, and had a fantastic evening, particularly since we were seated with a delightful couple who generously treated us to a variety of dishes, as well as liberal sake. As hoped, there were some tempting but... More

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I have been to Kushiwakamaru many times and it has always been fantastic. It is the best yakitori that I've found in Japan or, for that matter, anywhere else. My friends and I always used to call it "Stickman", so I will refer to it as such throughout this review. By far the best chicken meatballs (tsukune) I have ever... More

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Bangalore, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

Have been to KushiwakaMaru twice now. For a non Japanese speaker who wants to have a great Yakitori experience, this place is highly recommended. They have a very wide variety of Yakitoris with a neat little English menu. The service is prompt and courteous. It is an excellent value for money and the Yakitoris are better than in most places... More

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Additional Information about Kushiwakamaru

Address: 1-19-2 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Phone Number: +81 3-3715-9292
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Meguro
Cuisine: Japanese

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