Yakitoritei (燒鳥亭)

Arguably one of the first pure yakitori restaurants in Hong Kong, Yakitoritei’s Happy Valley branch set a pretty high bar for followers popping up everywhere in Hong Kong soon after its opening in 2003.

In a previous post, I’ve mentioned Magushi on Peel Street, a new yakitori restaurant which found its niche through offering a wide selection of sake (rice wine) and innovative yakitoris. Yakitoritei, on the other hand, took a safer approach, offering a very solid selection of traditional yakitoris; you won’t find some fancy beef rolled into balls marinated with stuff you’ve never heard of before. Rather, you’ll find the usual beef, chicken, lamb, etc. in their “original” form.

Anyway, my buddies and I wanted siu yeh and so we decided to visit Yakitoritei’s Tin Hau branch the other night because they have a Late Night Special Menu (available from Mondays to Sundays from 23:00 to 02:30, except eve of special holidays and special holidays). The deal is HKD 10 per skewer of a la carte yakitori, but at least 2 skewers per item.

Don’t expect to find lamb racks for HKD 10 though, the “a la carte” menu serves a reasonable, but small list of items to choose from; if you still want lamb racks, that’ll still set you back HKD 30-40 per piece!

Even with a supposedly good deal, the bill ended up to be about HKD 150 per head with drinks (in our case, a bottle of Asahi Beer each). Definitely not cheap especially if you are going during regular hours, but frankly, Yakitoritei is quite the setting to be chit-chatting with your buddies over beer and some great beer food.

Yakitoritei (燒鳥亭) Tin Hau
G/F., 10 Tsing Fung Street
Tin Hau, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2566 9982

Yakitoritei (燒鳥亭) Happy Valley
Shop C, G/F., 49-51A, Sing Woo Road
Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2838 5377

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