This Gotanda yakitori restaurant is run by former French chef Yuji Takahashi. The story goes that he decided to open the eponymous Takahashi after falling under the spell of gitaro-shamo breed chicken from the Shinshu region. Try the chef’s special anyo (lamb) skewers or the undoubtedly delicious standard yakitori, which are flavoured through a fusion of French and Japanese techniques. The wine list has a strong French focus and offers a choice of over 20 bottles. As Takahashi seats only about 15, there are two dinner sittings – from 5pm and 8.15pm. Reservations recommended.
Gotanda Puraguma G Tower 2F, 1-7-1 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-1.30pm, 5pm-10pm / closed Sun, 1st & 3rd Mon of every month|
|Transport:||Gotanda Station (Yamanote line), west exit; (Asakusa line), exit A1|