Yakitori from ¥120, Lunch Boxes from ¥720
- 1 Chome-35-24 Asagayaminami, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 6 minutes from JR Asagaya Station
- 03-3311-2907 (Japanese only)
- Take Out (Yakitori etc.) 11:30am - 8pm; Closed Wednesdays
- English speaking staff available at times.
Asagaya’s Long-Standing Yakitori Stand
[updated August 2022]
Inageya in Asagaya has been in business for generations, and the current take-out yakitori (grilled chicken on skewers) and takeout unagi (grilled eel) started in the current location just after the Second World War. Needless to say, if you want authentic Japanese takeout this is the right place.
Their famous yakitori which includes all the usual varieties of standard chicken with salt or sauce flavor, liver, skin, tsukune ground chicken, and negi-ma chicken and green onions, as well as a few varieties that you will not find anywhere else, such as the chicken and green pepper or chicken and celery skewers. All are great for taking out or eating right on the spot or while walking down the Pearl Center Shopping Street during the Tanabata Festival or any other time, take-out yakitori is the perfect snack while strolling the shopping street. You can’t miss Inageya during Tanabata with their animatronic decorations, and any other time there’s always a line to buy their take-out yakitori, which is very popular.
Unagi is also a very popular and traditional meal in summer, so unagi makes the perfect Japanese summer culinary experience. They also have yakitori bento boxes (grilled chicken on a bed of rice) available as well.
*Please note Inageya had a connected restaurant open but it closed indefinitely in September 2021. You can still enjoy their yakitori and unagi as takeout from the front though, thankfully!
Photographer: K. Tezuka