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Akiyoshi Ikebukuro

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3-30-4 Nishi Ikebukuro | K&H Bldg.1F, Toshima 171-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3982-0601
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Orange, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great time here last night! They have an English menu available, and the atmosphere is great, with the kitchen in the center of the room. Whenever you want to order more, just yell for your waiter - it's expected. The one aspect I'd give a 4 is value - not as cheap as some yakitori places, though my... More 

1 Thank MalfisDuchess18
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Akiyoshi does very few things, but it does them masterfully. Grilled skewers of meat, frosty cold beer, and little side things that go well with grilled skewers of meat and frosty cold beer. The open kitchen takes up the center of the room, with staff hustling back and forth to take orders and deliver food. The best seats are at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Stumbled on this place without looking. We were drawn by the queue outside of locals in a street of many restaurants and no queues anywhere else. My first experience of Yakitori food (Japanese version of satay but fried as well as grilled). Loved it. You add your name to a list and wait outside until called. Only a 10 min... More 

1 Thank sjbLDN
Manchester, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

This place is really accessible to tourists, it provides English menus and is really reasonable for prices with 5 yakitori pieces costing around 400 to 500 yen each depending on what you order. Me and my husband spent around £30 on average for a really good meal. The atmosphere in the restaurant is great too, as it is a common... More 

2 Thank Amy P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I have visited this restaurant many times on trip to Japan, most recently last week at the end of my honeymoon. Every visit has been excellent, with no issues regarding the quality of food or service. If you do not speak Japanese, the staff will provide you with an English menu. Akiyoshi offer a wide range of yakitori options, including... More 

3 Thank Tom P
Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

I have been in this place three times in one week. It is simply awesome! Fun and genuine ambiance plus good food at an honest price. Make sure you try the Pitoro and enjoy your time there if you are around Ikebukuro!

Thank Michele-CH78
Florence, Italy
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773 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 492 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

In comparison with b_lizard76, the previous reviewer, we were lucky and we easily found the restaurant, coming from Ikebukuro station of the Yamanote line and then following the plan of our guidebook. Although I normally do not like the cartilage of chicken, I ate yakitori with taste, as my whole family. Only a problem: it is less cheap than I... More 

1 Thank Brun066
Santa Clara, California
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88 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2012

I came here based on a review in a guidebook. Unfortunately, it's hard to find! I couldn't find a good map of the area and I stopped to ask for directions from some ladies in a department store. They were amazed I knew of it and one of them loves to go there too :-) They gave me some directions... More 

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  • Address: 3-30-4 Nishi Ikebukuro | K&H Bldg.1F, Toshima 171-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Toshima>  > Ikebukuro
  • Neighbourhood: Ikebukuro
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3982-0601

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Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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