Sumibi Yakitori Omoya - Best Izakaya in Ikebukuro

A short walk and an easy access from the Ikebukuro Station.  Sumibi Yakitori Omoya is a fine local Japanese restaurant where you can enjoy the high quality grilled Yakitoris in a very reasonable price.  The focus here must be their exceptional liver, chicken meatloaf (tsukune), and the super fresh white meat (sasami) which are absolutely a top notch.  The perfect timing of skewing the fresh meat over the charcoal in Omoya is almost like an art which needs the most proficient technique they must have cultivated over the years to deliver best Yakitoris to the customers in a best condition.  And of course, a glass of cold Japanese beer right next to the exceptional grilled chickens makes your foodie experience even deeper.  The restaurant inside is a very Japanese style and relaxing place.  
You may also have the Yakitori set menu (1080 yen) at lunch time which comes with the outstanding piece of grilled chickens on top of its bowl of rice and a miso soup. Enjoy!

Restaurant: Sumibi Yakitori Omoya (炭火焼鳥 母家)

Recommendation: Any skewed yakitoris but the liver, meatloaf (tsukune), white meat (sasami) are exceptional

Phone: 03-5950-0377

Address: 1-12-6, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Omoya Bld 1F

Nearest Station: JR Ikebukuro Station East exit

Open Hour: [Mon - Sat] 11:30 - 13:30, 17:00 - 22:30 (L.O)

[Sun] 16:00 - 21:30 (L.O)

[Holiday] 11:30 - 13:30, 16:00 - 21:30 (L.O)

Close: New Year holidays, Obon Holidays, GW

Price: [Dinner] ¥4,000~¥4,999  [Lunch] ¥1,000~¥1,999

Credit Card: JCB, AMEX, Diners

Seats: 35 seats

Picture Guide to the Restaurant

・Total distance: 450m, 6 mins (on foot)

・Starting Point : JR Ikebukuro Station, Central Gate 1

・Steps to follow : 1 - 14


1. Facing Central Gate 1 at JR Ikebukuro Station, turn to left to start your way.  

2. Walk straight for about 80m and you will find the Coin Locker to your left.  

3. Make a left turn after you pass the Coin Locker.  You will also find a clock ahead of you.  

4. Walk straight for about 20m and you will find CHERRY ROAD ahead of you.  

5. Walk straight this CHERRY ROAD for about 50m and you will find the stairs to the EAST EXIT to your right.  

6. Go upstairs to the EAST EXIT.  

7. Facing back the stairs, here is the signboard that says EAST EXIT.  


Turn around to go outside.  

8. As soon as you step outside, make a right turn.  

9. Walk straight for about 400m.  

10. You will pass Starbucks to your right.  

11. Cross the street and keep going straight.  

12. When you reach the convenient store to your right, you are almost there.  


60 more meters to go.  

13. You will find your destination to your right. 

14. Enjoy your meal at Sumibi Yakitori Omoya (炭火焼鳥 母家)!

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  • #1

    Shook (Saturday, 12 September 2015)

    This Yakitori restaurant offers grilled chicken meat only, there's no pork, beef etc. Their grilled chicken thigh and chicken wing are good too. Some items have to order 2 sticks. Sasami (chicken fillet) can be done in rare or medium, like steak, to eat with mustard. Highly recommended to order their house pour sake.