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Tuesday, 17 February 2015



nice that there is more than 1 place to serve good yakitori:)

Soo H

Awesome showdown! I'm gonna have to compare those wings myself. :-)


Sorry if this sends twice (gliche earlier). Thanks for this informative post - been curious to see how these two sister restaurants compare to one another. A group of us tried to plan a dinner date at Taisho but they only take rsvp for no more than 4 to a party. It has felt cattle-rushed at Yakyudori during dinner (perhaps a reason for badly grilled food). So it will be interesting to see if Taisho offers a more 'hey relax, enjoy yourself' type of atmosphere when we hopefully visit.


ha, i've been waiting for this post!

Lynn @ Oh-So Yummy

Ooh this showdown thing is interesting! I would like to see more! I think it's been too long since I had skewers though...


We are lucky Kat!

You should Soo!

Taisho is quite relaxed. It's a nice place for a date night...which is what the Missus and I go there for.

You knew I was going to do this Jack?

Hi Lynn - Being yakitori, it's quite easy. Last time I did one was in 2012, so this was due.


I love this post! and it's crazy how different some of those first few were from the photos.


Considering they are both owned by the same person, the contrast was quite surprising Kirbie!


Once Yakyudori became popular I didn't like their focus on higher turnaround. They would literally drop off the check after the last food item arrived when we were planning on ordering more food later. I prefer Hinotez/Koubou with a rowdy group and Taisho if I want a quiet evening.


Good point Junichi....somewhere along the line, Yakyudori became more about turnover than putting out a good product. I'll have to try the yakitori at Hinotez again. I usually go for breakfast and the one time I tried the yakitori it wasn't that good....though still better than Koubou (there's a reason that I see a lot of folks getting salad and even French fries there).

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