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Tuesday, 24 January 2012



Nice comparison Kirk. I love Yakyudori's tsukune a lot. The personal best I've had was an extremely course ground that even included asanomi hemp seeds at a spot in tokyo. Those tebasaki look like night and day. Cheers


Matthew and I still haven't been to Koubou yet but after seeing the differences between the grilled beef tongue, I'm not sure I'll ever get him there! the thin, crispy beef tongue is one of his favorite foods, ever!


I like the atmosphere/service at Koubou better b/c it's not as rushed and crazy. BUT, yes, the yakitori at Yakuduori is better. ESP when it comes to the teba!

Have you visited the Hillcrest location since it was sold?


During our trip to San Diego last week of December, we dropped by Yakyudori Yakitori and Ramen one evening, and really enjoyed it. Only had a momo, mushroom, and okra since we already had ramen bowls (good plain shio broth), but felt they were done nicely. Yakyudori has this very laid back pedestrian izakaya like feel, enhanced with the charcoal grilling (and sizzling sounds) of yakitori.


fun comparisons! am now craving yakitori :)


Yeah, I'm not a huge stickler when it comes to yakitori--for me it's more about a fun place to hang out and have a few beers.

However, if I'm in the mood for ramen, it's Yakyudori all the way, and who cares how rushed/cramped/urban it is!


Hi Dennis - We really were surpised at the differences between the two places....and those wings were graphically different.

Hi Lynnea - You should still check out Koubou. the folks there are very nice.

Hi Faye - I haven't had a chance to check out Raku in Hillcrest yet, is it worth a visit?

Hi BNG - You must have hit it up on a slow evening....usually Yakyudori is crazy busy in the evening. Man do I love the smell of binchotan.

Hi Kat - Better go get some then!

Hi Jenne - This was fun! We have to do the next one on our list soon!

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