Bird Land was one of the first places to offer upmarket yakitori, served with imported beers and fine wines. Grill master Toshihiro Wada uses top-quality, free-range bantam chickens that are so tasty you can enjoy their meat raw as sashimi. Start off with the chicken-liver pate and don’t miss the superb sansai-yaki (breast meat grilled with Japanese pepper). It’s a small place – just a few tables and a U-shaped counter – and so popular that reservations are hard to get. But seats usually start freeing up by around 8pm, so it’s always worth trying your luck.
|Venue name:||Bird Land||Contact:|
Tsukamoto Sozan Bldg B1F, 4-2-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku
|Opening hours:||5pm-9.30pm / closed Mon, Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Ginza Station (Ginza, Hibiya, Marunouchi lines), exit C6|