I can’t believe I haven’t made a post about my favourite place to enjoy a beer and feast on chicken – TORIKIZOKU.
We always say its like a Japanese Wetherspoons (a chain of cheap pubs in the UK) as every one is the same, it’s cheap, and you know what to expect.
They are dotted around everywhere, especially in the Namba and Shinsaibashi area, but there is one in my home town, and the two either side of us. Just look for the bright yellow signs and red ¥280.
Inside there are wooden slat booths and tables for you to sit at, you do get a little privacy although most of the branches don’t have a no smoking area.
The larger branches have English menus, but they aren’t really required you can just look at the pictures.
Through our vigorous testing we can recommend the tsukune cheesu (chicken balls on sticks with cheese), piman (green pepper with minced chicken and sauce), camembert (deep fried camembert ), karage (deep fried chicken) and curry ramen.
For drinks of course have a beer but don’t get the big ones, it is very poor quality and makes you very sick. I can personally testify to that. Because everything is cheap its good to try new things such as different sakes or shochu. We like the umeshu (plum wine), yuzushu (lemon alcohol, tastes like lemsip), and the whiskey!
The best bit is that everything on the menu is ¥280 (¥294 with tax)!!!!!! Enjoy!