This small grilled meat and vegetable skewer is very popular after work. More than a meal, it is an accompaniment to beer and sake.
In Yakitori restaurants, one sits at the bar with other customers and watches as the cook prepares what has been ordered over charcoal. The most practical thing is to try different varieties and then order second servings of what you liked best. Ordering can be a bit confusing, and since there are two or three skewers in one serving.
In summer, in Yakitori restaurants, beer and cold sake are drunk, while in winter, sake is used to be served hot. The price of a few Yakitori and a few drinks should range from 2,000 yen – 3,000 yen per person. Yakitori restaurants tend to be small venues, often located near train stations, and are identified by the red lantern hanging outside and the strong smell of grilled chicken.