Torimitsu - Best Yakitori restaurant in Shinjuku


Restaurant: Torimitsu (鳥みつ)
Phone: 03-3209-1083
Address: 1-12-4, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo K' s building 1F
Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station East Exit
Open Hour: [Mon~Sat] 05:00PM -11:30PM(L.O. 11:00PM) 
Close: Sunday and holiday
Price Range: [Dinner]¥3,000~¥3,999
Credit Card: N.A
Seats: 12 seats

One of the most well hidden restaurants in Shinjuku Kabukicho where it serves exceptional fresh grilled chicken.  In fact, we were stunned how such a small restaurant with few counter seats in a hidden street could serve such higher standard yakitoris that wows customers with every bite. In this restaurant, you must order their delicious juicy white liver (shiro rebar), half raw chicken breast with wasabi (mune wasabi), and tsukune (chicken meatloaf) that makes you completely speechless without compliment.  The owner of this restaurant is a young fellow who surely has a high technique to skewer the meat.  The quality of the chicken meat on the other hand probably is one of the best around this town which is why people continuously come and go even after straying around a while to get here.  Torimitsu is a small yakitori shop located at an extremely narrow street just around the corner of Toho Cinemas that may be hard to find without a direction guide, but it is absolutely a hidden gem.  

Picture Guide to the Restaurant

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

・Starting Point : JR Shinjuku Station, East Entrance

・Steps to follow : 1 - 13

 




1. Let's start your way from Shinjuku Station, East Entrance.

 


2. This is the East Entrance ticket gate.  After you come out from the gate, follow the arrow.  


3. You will find stairs on your left in less than 20 meters from the ticket gate.  Go upstairs by following the arrow.  


4. This is how Shinjuku East Entrance looks like from outside.  Follow the arrow to the RIGHT.  


5. If you see this picture on the way, you are on the right track.  Keep walking straight until you see the intersection.  


6. When you get to the intersection, cross the street and follow the arrow between the buildings.  


7. If you see this picture on the way, you are on the right track.  Keep walking straight for about 100 meter until you reach the big intersection.  


8. When you reach the intersection, cross the street and keep walking straight until the end of its street .  


9. When you reach the end of the street, make a right turn.  


10. Walk straight for about 30m and make a left turn.  


11. Walk straight for about 15m and make a right turn at the 1st street.  


12. You can find your destination to your right in less than 5m.  

13. Enjoy your meal at Torimitsu (鳥みつ)!

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