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The best yakitori in Toronto can be found at several Japanese restaurants and izakayas scattered across the city, with a handful solely dedicated to the Japanese delicacy.
The art of yakitori involves a lifelong pursuit for chefs in Japan, with yakitori-ya dedicated solely to grilling the skewered chicken. Yakitori is essentially chicken threaded on a kushi (bamboo skewer) that is slowly cooked over a charcoal grill and is then finished with salt or tare sauce (a thick, sweet soy sauce). There are several different types of yakitori to choose from such as the mune (breast), tebasaki (wing tip), kawa (skin), seseri (neck), reba (liver) and the prized oyster (the most tender part of the chicken, located on the back of the chicken near the thigh). Yakitori is undoubtedly the star, but you'll find several other options offered on the menu, such as shishito peppers, beef, seafood and more.
Below is a list of the best spots to find yakitori in Toronto.