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A worker takes an order at Sagamiya yakitori stand in Yokosuka. Everything is only 70 yen per stick.

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Yakitori and summer, they go well together.

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is it a cap or basket on his head?

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My favorite yakitori places are the ones near the elevated train tracks at Yurakucho in Tokyo.

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It's a cap, but I can see what you mean about it looking like a basket.

This is a great yakitori stand. Easy, very inexpensive, and delicious.

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Awesome to see more of your photos featured here Jeff, good stuff :)

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I'm sure it's chicken at 70 yen a stick...

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Its also known as "salmonella on a stick."

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Yakitori for 70yen is not that uncommon. Iseya(famous) in Kichijoji also sells for the same price.

While I like Yakitori, in summer I prefer Greek style Souvlaki.

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Huge fan of sticks & beer, but you need to watch some of the cheap joints, lot of recycling, re-using going on at some joints, & you risk life & limb at Y100 sushi joints where you have no idea what kind of fish is being served & they even serve fresh water stuff which is a BIG nono!

Have fun but stay safe!

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Moderator: Readers, please stay on topic. The subject is yakitori, not sushi.

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In addition to chicken they have pork, liver, etc.

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USinjpn

I am sure they also have stuff like piman, shishoto, negi, shitake, lots of stuff besides chicken!

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Mmm, now I'm hungry!

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GW

I was referring to the quality not variety. You get what you pay for, and at 70 Yen...

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I like the Yakitori joint near JR shimbashi station.

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I never had Yakitori until I visited Japan earlier this year. It goes great with beer, but then again, what doesn't. :-)

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Love the yakitori shops. I especially like the "momo" with green peppers and onions. Not a fan of the liver, but I also like the minced meat yakitori sticks as well as the lightly salted and grilled "ginnan" (or ginkgo nuts) on a stick. Excellent with beer.

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freakashow

almost NOTHING is lightly salted wrt yakitori, ditto for ginnan

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almost NOTHING is lightly salted wrt yakitori, ditto for ginnan

GW: I don't know about you, but the ginnan I had did have some salt on it. In fact, if you try yakitori, you can either choose to have salt on it, or sauce. Either way, they're delicious. Also, if you ever try "ginnan", you'll find (depending on the shop you go to), some are cooked with a little butter, which makes it even more delicious.

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freakshow

been chowing on sticks for 20yrs here, thousands of ginnan have met their match in front of me haha, but about the only way to avoid lots of salt is to make yr own!

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been chowing on sticks for 20yrs here, thousands of ginnan have met their match in front of me haha, but about the only way to avoid lots of salt is to make yr own!

GW: Then you agree with me about two points which I've mentioned before:

That ginnan does come with salt. That yakitori is absolutely delicious and the best (otherwise you wouldn't be eating it for 20 years).

However, if you have been eating and loving it for 20 years, then how is it you aren't aware that yakitori also comes with "tare" (or sauce)? Oh, and for your information, ginnan also comes buttered. Yummy stuff.

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