Fodor's Expert Review Kushiyaki Ganchan

$$$ Roppongi Japanese Fodor's Choice

Smoky, noisy, and cluttered, Ganchan is exactly what the Japanese expect of their yakitori joints—restaurants that specialize in bits of charcoal-broiled chicken and vegetables. The counter here seats barely 15, and you have to squeeze to get to the chairs in back. Festival masks, paper kites, lanterns, and greeting cards from celebrity patrons adorn the walls. The cooks yell at each other, fan the grill, and serve up enormous schooners of beer. Try the tsukune (balls of minced chicken) and the fresh asparagus wrapped in bacon. Otherwise opt for a mixed eight-skewer set that also comes with several small side dishes (¥2,625). The place stays open until 1:30 am (midnight on Sunday).

Japanese Lively Dinner Flight Centre Fodor's Choice $$$

Quick Facts

6–8–23 Roppongi
Tokyo, Tokyo-to  106-0032, Japan


Known For:
  • Eclectic decor
  • Cozy, down-to-earth atmosphere
  • Fills up on weekends
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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