Sumibi Torito


Restaurants & Cafés


It’s yakitori, but not as you know it. Forget about eating smoky shops with grizzled men gnawing cheap grills - this is top-end chicken in a designer setting for young urbanites. Almost every part of the bird is featured on the menu: bite-sized slices of skin, tail, wings, neck or heart, all of which are grilled over charcoal. The highlight is the tsukune - minced chicken cooked on a skewer and served with a fresh egg yolk. Adventurous diners can sample the raw chicken liver, dipped in salted sesame oil.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


Marutamachi Dori, Kawabata Higashi-iru, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Marutamachi station (Karasuma line).

Telephone 075 752 4144

Open 5.30-11pm daily.

Admission ¥¥.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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