Tavern-Style Dinner at Toriyoshi in Tokyo, Japan

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Maybe we got a bit spoiled after spending a week on the Okinawa islands dining in really great restaurants. Perhaps we just went out really late each night looking for dinner. Either way, found it hard sometimes to just find a ‘nice looking’ restaurant on days we didn’t feel adventurous enough to step through some small curtains with random Kanji on them, hoping we would find some people that understood us and a nice bite to eat.

It was the same the night we found this Asakusa restaurant, we’d been walking around town a couple of times and finally decided this was the place ‘it’ was going to happen. While from the from we couldn’t quite make out what they served here (a later Google search on the main Kanji showed it was a ‘good poultry shop’), it looked inviting enough to us to go in… and be amazed.

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Toriyoshi in Tokyo, Japan

 

 

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The Entree

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Even though we couldn’t read anything on the shop front (now we know the four main characters in the middle mean something like ‘poultry/chicken shop’), we decided to just go for it. And we were pleasantly surprised!

 

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The Interior

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the restaurant is filled with these wooden booths with pillows, very cosy

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You can also sit at the ‘chef’s table’ bar with a peek into the kitchen

 

The Food

 

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You order your dishes from the screen. There is an English option, so all very easy to do

Tavern-Style Dinner at Toriyoshi in Tokyo, Japan | The Travel Tester

We couldn’t decide and just took them both

Tavern-Style Dinner at Toriyoshi in Tokyo, Japan | The Travel Tester

My favourite: Lemon Soda and Shochu (liquor, bit stronger than sake, great in a mix with soda)

Tavern-Style Dinner at Toriyoshi in Tokyo, Japan | The Travel Tester

Tavern-Style Dinner at Toriyoshi in Tokyo, Japan | The Travel Tester

Spring Rolls, always a good idea

Tavern-Style Dinner at Toriyoshi in Tokyo, Japan | The Travel Tester

Loved the fried rice, a challenge to do with chopsticks, though :)

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Stir-fried vegetables with sesame sauce

Tavern-Style Dinner at Toriyoshi in Tokyo, Japan | The Travel Tester

After ordering, it’s very easy to pay through the screen, you can even split the bill!


 

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While it seemed that Toriyoshi in Tokyo is one of those places business take their staff for dinner (not sure if that’s even a thing in Japan, but it looked like they expected big groups), there was a nice look and feel to this restaurant that we liked. The interior was stylish and the computer screens (also in English) a whole lot of fun to use. We ordered mainly fried rice and veggies, which was enough for us, but perhaps order some meat dishes as well to add a bit more substance. Would go back here for sure!

 

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Name: 鳥良商店 (Toriyoshi)

Location: Opposite Bunka Hostel (not on map yet)

Phone: N/A

Website: N/A

Order: We loved the stir-fried vegetables and chicken rice, although we probably should have ordered some more meat to go with it, they have plenty of options though!

Disclaimer: Everything paid from our own pocket.

 

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