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1-19-2 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3715-9292
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I couldn't stop thinking about my meal!

I am not a yakitori aficionado, but my boyfriend is from Japan and knows his food and majority of what Tokyo has to offer in that department. He took me here last week because it's one of his fave spots, and I was seriously blown away at how delicious (oh-i-shee des hehe) and affordable this spot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a yakitori aficionado, but my boyfriend is from Japan and knows his food and majority of what Tokyo has to offer in that department. He took me here last week because it's one of his fave spots, and I was seriously blown away at how delicious (oh-i-shee des hehe) and affordable this spot is. In addition, it's... More 

Thank JewDontKnow
London, England
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a hidden gem in one of the suburbs of Tokyo. We had to queue for a table for four people, and it is cosy when you are in there, but well worth the wait and the squeeze. Not your typical tourist restaurant, and that is why it is so good. The menu is brilliantly clean and simple, with... More 

1 Thank Randa07
Tokyo, Japan
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Busy place, tight squeeze somewhat. People queuing outside for a valid reason too. Food was out of this world. Reasonably priced. Service was good, atmosphere good, but the yakitori was the best I've had. Ever. No more words are needed for this place, just go there instead. I will. Again.

Thank cfp19
Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Wakamatsu has been in business in the late 90s. It just shows that it has preserve its food quality. Definitely if you are looking for good quality Japanese Yakitori in Nakameguro. This is a place to go BUT you will have to wait in line. So come early around 6pm or after 8:45 pm so that you don't have to... More 

3 Thank kervingo
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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.

Thank lovemanger
Nogent-sur-Marne, France
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

2 Thank Ghislain L
Summit, New Jersey
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

1 Thank Steve E
Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank kazph
Lausanne, Switzerland
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

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 

2 Thank WendyTestaburger
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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.

1 Thank Andrea R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-19-2 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Meguro>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3715-9292

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  • Cuisine: Japanese


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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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