Modern Japanese yakitori joint serving old school yakitori grilled over binchotan charcoal, featuring Wagyu beef served with either wasabi and/or yuzukosho, a paste made from chili peppers, yuzu peel and salt, alongside an extensive selection of craft beers on tap, sake and Japanese-inspire cocktail. Some highlights at Toriki (鳥記) include Tsukune with onsen egg & signature sauce ($3.90), creamy chicken liver Reba ($2.90), as well as beef skewers like AAAA Wagyu Ribeye ($9.90), and AAAA Wagyu Striploin ($8.90). Craft beer on tap includes Echigo Brewery’s Koshihikari Rice Lager ($17), Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter ($14), and the fun jelly sparkling sake Ozeki Ikezo Peach ($11). Come every Monday, you get all drinks 1 for 1.
Toriki also offers a value-for-money lunch set and a six chicken skewers omakase yakitori special ($14.90). The assortment of lunch set donburi bowls includes Chicken Namba (nanban) Don with homemade tartar sauce ($9.90) and the Yakitori Don that comes with four skewers of thigh & leek, thigh, liver & heart ($9.90). Another good thing at Toriki is that there is no GST and service charge included, and you get to look into the Olympic ice-skating rink.