Toriichi specializes in course-style yakitori. It’s counter-only with the owner Ippei Matsunaga stoically standing behind a small binchotan charcoal grill. He starts his day carefully preparing 22 different kinds of skewers from fresh chicken. Start with a set of five or seven skewers; let the owner know if there is something you don’t like. The lightly salted skewers are delicious as is, but you can also spice them up with shichimi spices. Finish off your meal with a bowl of chicken noodle soup or a mini soboro-don (ground chicken on rice). Natural wines, sake and shochu are on offer too.
Menu (table charge ¥200): yakitori ¥1,400 (5 pcs.), ¥2,000 (7 pcs.), shishito pepper ¥300, glutinous yam ¥300, chicken soup (w/ somen noodles) ¥400, soboro-don (w/ soup) ¥500, highball ¥500, sake ¥700~, shochu ¥600~, umeshu ¥600, natural wine ¥700~, draft beer ¥600
*Foreign language menu: None / Credit cards accepted / Reservations possible / No smoking
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn238, Oct. 2018)