Thursday, April 26, 2012

Gaijin Gourmet! New Delicious Yakitori (Chicken BBQ on Sticks) In Futakotamagawa! (Just ten minutes from Shibuya!)

Finally! There's a new delicious Yakitori that just opened near my house. It opened on April 20th, 2012 so I went there last night to participate in the venue's fare and was quite pleased.

Flat - Look for the Akachochin (red lanterns!)

The shop's name is "Flat." It is a 5 minute walk from Futakotamagawa station on the Den-en-Toshi Line. (Two stops by express train - six by local train - from Shibuya). It is on the side of the station a few minutes walk from Takashimaya so it's a great place to go if the ladies want to go shopping too! 

Room for about 12 to seat on the first floor and a standing bar for four people or so. On the second floor, there is a tatami room that seats ten. 

Friendly staff and a spic and span cleanliness (always a must for the Gaijin Gourmet!)

The kitchen is kept spotless and anyone can easily view the food preparation. The standing bar is directly opposite the barbecue rack (to the left of this picture) so anyone can see how clean and spotless the facilities are.

It says, (ふらっと 炭火焼)"Flat Sumibiyaki" (sumibiyaki means "cooked over charcoal") 

All the cooked chicken items I had were very delicious. 

I don't like dethawed frozen meats and the menu at Flat had fresh chicken. Delicious. It is about ¥160 per piece, which is a tad bit pricy, but like I said, it is not frozen meats so the taste is superb... Good Yakitori never needs sauce and only salt. I don't even use salt so I can really taste good meat. This place has good quality chicken! Fresh!

The owner and head chef is Shimodai san. If you go there, tell him "Mike sent you!"

4-10-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-6313-1445
(If you want to have a party of more than 4 or so, bettre call first, this place gets packed!)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The front of that restaurant seems inviting, partly because it's not a run-of-the-mill building front, such irregularity is very rare in much of the unitedstates, most of the buildings are all almost the same. And forget about encountering a dining area like the one in the photo. Maybe in places like NYC, but not much anywhere else.

The staff seems nice. The girl looks pretty, they both look friendly. I have a hard time picturing them shoving a bill in your face when you're only half finished with the meal and then asking you if you want a box for the rest. ... Yeah, that happened to us at the one of the "best" restaurants in our town.

Once again, I envy you.

... And that fire the chef is cooking over looks cool, the food does look good. I can just imagine all the foods they can cook over that fire... I'm beginning to salivate, I better go.

- clark

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