Delicious yakitori skewers grilled on charcoal in the middle of Kyoto at Chabuya
Chabuya is a yakitori (grilled chicken skewer) restaurant that has a nostalgic feel to it, like the yakitori places of the Showa period of the ‘60s. The music here fits the theme perfectly, and you won’t have to listen to anything new here. Just grab a pint and enjoy the smell of the chicken being slowly grilled on charcoal; the experience starts from the moment you see the red lanterns of the izakaya-bar calling you to enter the establishment.
So then, what makes this yakitori place stand out from the rest, besides, of course, the traditional, retro atmosphere? The answer to this question has to be the amount of care they put into the way the chicken is grilled. Everything is done by hand: the yakitori-chef will carefully see that each skewer is grilled to perfection, and has that perfect amount of burnt surface, but not too much. It’s all in the hands of the yakitori-chef – and at Chabuya the hands are very skilled indeed.