Fried chicken reaches a whole new level of greatness at Tokyo Karaage Bar. First of all, you get to choose your favorite parts of the bird - wings, breast, thigh, fatty bonjiri (tail), liver, gizzards - which are then freshly prepared in the deep fryer. Then you have your choice of various dips like shallot tartar, yuzu kosho and "death salsa," for a completely customized fried-chicken feast. The chicken itself is impressively crisp on the outside, with a satisfying crunch and juicy, tender meat.
Prices are quite reasonable - an individual order is Y378 and includes a hefty portion of chicken, while toppings are either Y54 or Y87. Starters like smoked duck and pork rillettes can round out your meal if you want to get fancy. The setting is very casual - a counter surrounding the kitchen, plus a few barrel-tables up front with stools. Budget Y1200-2000 for food and drink.
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