Yakitori is a popular Japanese cuisine that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is a type of skewered chicken that is grilled over charcoal, and it is usually served with a variety of sauces and spices. The dish has become popular all over the world, and Boston is no exception. In this blog post, we will explore the best yakitori in Boston and why Tori Jiro is the top pick for this delicious cuisine.

Yakitori is a simple yet complex dish that requires great skill and patience to prepare. The chicken prepared and skwered precisely onto a bamboo skewer to ensure even cooking. Next, the chicken is grilled over charcoal fire and basted continuously with our chef's "legacy" sauce until it is perfectly cooked. The result is tender, juicy chicken that is bursting with flavor.

When it comes to yakitori in Boston, Tori Jiro is the only restaurant that does yakitori like we do in Japan. This restaurant is located in the heart of Watertown neighborhood, and it has been serving up delicious yakitori since summer of 2021. Here are some reasons why Tori Jiro is the best yakitori in Boston:

  1. High-Quality Ingredients: Tori Jiro uses only the highest quality ingredients for its yakitori. The chicken is sourced from local farms and is always fresh. The sauces and spices used to baste the chicken are continuously used for years, thus retainaing maxium aged flavor, giving each yakitori a rich and complex flavor.
  2. Skilled Chefs: Our Head Chef is hired directly from Japan and is a master of the art of yakitori. He knows how to grill the chicken to perfection, ensuring that it is cooked evenly and retains its juiciness. He also know how to balance the flavors of the sauce and spices, creating a delicious and harmonious dish.
  3. Unique Atmosphere: Tori Jiro has a unique atmosphere that sets it apart from other restaurants in Boston. The restaurant is cozy and intimate, with a modern isakaya Japanese design. The lighting is dim, creating a warm and inviting ambiance that is perfect for enjoying yakitori indoors and on our paitio for outdoor dining.
  4. Variety of Menu Options: While yakitori is the main focus at Tori Jiro, the restaurant also offers a variety of other menu options. These include small plates, sushi, and sashimi. The menu is carefully curated to ensure that each dish is of the highest quality and is perfectly prepared.

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