Fodor's Expert Review Yakitori Yume-ya
With a retro vibe, Yume-ya specializes in old-style yakitori (skewered, grilled meat and vegetables). Cozy up to the narrow counter for food and drinks, or sit outside during the warmer months. Little English is spoken by the staff, but the cooks are happy to explain the menu with exaggerated gestures. If it's full, just down the street is a second branch that specializes in a different kind of skewer, kushiage, deep-fried skewers of meat, seafood, vegetables, and even cheese.
Matsumoto, Nagano-ken 390-0811, Japan
- Deer liver pate
- Particularly good negima (chicken and leek) skewers
- Snacks like edamame and chilled tofu