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Kushiwakamaru

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Neighborhood:
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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1-19-2 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3715-9292
Today
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are ever in Tokyo and want to sample an authentic Japanese restaurant along with the best yakitori food Tokyo has to offer...you must visit Kushiwakamaru! Booking a table can be difficult but simply go along, put your name on the board outside and order a nama biiru (draft lager) whilst you wait! I lived in Tokyo for 10... More 

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Thank TokyoTrev55
Brisbane Region, Australia
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

This would have to be one of our favourite restaurants in Tokyo. We went twice during our two week visit to Japan. The area was recommended by a local. There are so many delicious yakitori to try and it has a fantastic atmosphere and great service. The first time we went on a Tuesday night and there was a short... More 

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Thank Lisa O
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

I came here during a shopping trip a few months ago and it was delicious. Just had another visit after arriving in Tokyo late - my taxi ride there and back was probably more than the meal but well worth it! The green pepper stuffed with cheese and chicken skewers are a must try. Tight seating and some waiting is... More 

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Thank Alan N
Boerne, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The best Yakitori around. Very cool Japanese restaurant. Good is excellent for the price. Get there early because it fills up quick! They have an English menu and give you appetizers that more Gaijin prefer.

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Thank Laura M
Ogasawara-shoto, Japan
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356 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

highlights were: sasami ume shiso maki (chicken tender meat topped with salted plum and shiso) tebasaki (wings) cheesu-P (capsicum stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon and grilled to gooey goodness) buta saikyo kushi yaki (pork cheek skewered and marinated in Kyoto-style miso) honorable mention goes to: tsukune (chicken meatballs) tomato maki (tomato wedges wrapped in bacon and grilled) hotate salsa... More 

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Thank Takoyaki47
delhi
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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The restuarent does not accept reservations and ideal time to go is around 9 pm. 15 mins wait and yu have yur table. Squeezed up a little and built for an average japanese but the uncomfortable seating is soon made up the atmposhere. The cheese green peppers, chicken meat ball, the smoked duck, aspharagus bacon, leek chicken were to die... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

2 of us turned up around 915pm on a Tuesday night & were told to come back in an hour. Came back 40 mins later & got seated. Service great, food even better. We had 7 skewers (ranging from duck to chicken neck to scallops) & 1 round of drinks which came to 6800yen. Nice atmosphere and good buzz to... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Just do yourself a favour and go. .... But because I need to write some more characters to fill the review, I'll flesh things out a little. Really cool little Yakitori place just off the river and within a reasonable walking distance of Shibuya station on the JR Yamanote line, or even closer to Meguro subway station. Yakitori includes cuts... More 

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Thank Zabuzan
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The real deal! Apparently the locals love it, they have a menu in English which is nice, place get crowded so maybe you will have to wait a bit.

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Warsaw, Poland
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173 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Great Yakitori near meguro river... Traditional Japanese Yakitori Restaurant where you meet almost only Japanese people. It is small place with long queue. Better come earlier to don't wait that long. Unfortunately it is restaurant where most people are smoking. There is not wifi:( We recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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Staying in Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu

Neighborhood Profile
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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