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  • Toriyasu (Zhongshan Park)

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      172 Huichuan Lu, near Changning Lu
      汇川路172号, 近长宁路
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      5241 1677

    Toriyasu is a superb Japanese yakitori restaurant that elevates grilled chicken skewers to a study in detail and perfection. Packed with salarymen and the occasional couple on a date. It's tough to find. Walk north on Huichuan Lu and look for a slatted wood facade... Read more

  • Yakitori Fukuchan

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      223 Changle Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
      长乐路223号, 近陕西路
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      5403 6270

    Fukuchan is a closet-sized Japanese joint for charcoal-grilled skewers and cold Asahi beer. The menu is primarily chicken (wing, liver, heart, skin, thigh, Japanese-style chicken meatballs) seasoned either with salt or a sweet soy sauce, along with a smattering of... Read more

  • Bankura (Changle Lu)

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      344 Changle Lu, near Ruijin Lu
      长乐路344号, 近瑞金路
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      6215 0373

    Bankura is a tiny Japanese restaurant situated just shy of street level. Menu offerings are standard izakaya fare--small plates of grilled seafood and meats, etc.--with a focus on soba noodles. A 39rmb lunch deal makes it a popular mid-day haunt. Read more

  • Kobachi

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      Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 56/F, 88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
      世纪大道88号 金茂大厦56楼, 近东泰路
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      5047 8838

    Perched on the 56th floor of the Jin Mao Tower, this fine dining Japanese restaurant in the Grand Hyatt Hotel offers premium-grade sushi, sashimi, yakitori, and some spectacular skyline views. Read more

  • Torigun

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      754 Xianxia Lu, near Weining Lu
      仙霞路754号,近威宁路
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      6261 8825

    Excellent little izakaya / yakitori spot just off Xianxia Lu that stands out among all the other Japanese restaurants on that strip. Great food, drinks, and service plus colorful decor. Recommended dishes: beef and onion skewers, the bbq and rice bowl, chicken and... Read more

  • Tori Ichi

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      509 Guyang Lu, near Yaohong Lu
      古羊路509号, 近姚虹路
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      5477 3661

    Izakaya run by a Japanese couple. Read more

  • Yakitori Torishou

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      628 Changle Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
      长乐路628号,近襄阳路
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      5403 6985

    Recently relocated yakitori restaurant, now on Changle Lu from William Zhang. It made a bit of a splash when it opened in September 2017, since it serves raw chicken sashimi and 'rare' chicken parts, like 'undeveloped eggs,' 'chicken aeorta' and three types of... Read more

  • Sen Ryo (Kerry Centre)

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      Kerry Centre Jing'An, SB1-18, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Tongren Lu
      延安中路1218号嘉里中心SB1-18号, 近铜仁路
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      6299 9115

    Sen Ryo is a mid-market Japanese chain serving a broad range of Japanese cuisine. The primary focus is sushi. A conveyor belt, erm, conveys sushi to patrons sitting at the sushi bar—color coded plates determine the price. A la carte sushi options are available on the... Read more

  • Toriyasu (Xianxia Lu)

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      667 Xianxia Lu, near Anlong Lu
      仙霞路667号, 近安龙路
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      6291 6660

    Toriyasu is a superb Japanese yakitori restaurant that elevates grilled chicken skewers to a study in detail and perfection. Packed with salarymen and the occasional couple on a date. Sister restaurant is near Zhongshan Park. Reservations are necessary and it's... Read more

  • Kuta's Kitchen (Cloud 9 Mall)

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      7/F, 1018 Changning Lu, near Kaixuan Lu
      长宁路1018号7楼, 近凯旋路
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      6252 1717

    Kuta's Kitchen is a Beatles-themed yakitori bar. The place is decked out in Fab Four paraphernalia and the soundtrack is classic tunes sung by the band itself or cheeky genre-crossing adaptations. The menu features Japanese-style grilled fare, like grilled avocado,... Read more

  • Kushichou

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      888 Loushanguan Lu, near Yunwushan Lu
      娄山关路888号, 近云雾山路
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      6228 3337

    Kushichou. Try saying that five times fast. This is a spiffy little yakitori-ya skewering and grilling all manner of meat and vegetable. Cheap draft beer and a late closing time make it a favorite among Shanghai's Japanese expat crowd. Try their mountain yam and... Read more

  • Tori King

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      2876 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Hongxu Lu
      延安西路2876号, 近虹许路
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      6261 9819

    Consistently excellent yakitori spot in Gubei that's been open and popular with the Japanese community since 2008. This place has soul. Good ingredients, comfortable environment, and Japanese-standard service (owner takes orders himself). You can't really go wrong... Read more

  • Sushi Dokoro Matsudo

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      4/F, Bldg 2, 3 Fenyang Lu, near Huaihai Lu
      汾阳路3号2号楼4楼, 近淮海路
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      2028 0588

    Japanese Sushi chain originally from Hong Kong, with a large menu from a large assortment of sashimi, udon, yakitori and more Read more

  • Yakitori Aska

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      318 Changle Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
      长乐路318号, 近瑞金二路
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      5383 6801

    One of the few Yakitori joints dotted on this strip that opens till quite late for midnight dining after a stint in a nearby Kareoke. Read more

  • Daikyugo

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      545 Anlong Lu, near Xianxia Lu
      安龙路545号, 近仙霞路
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      6261 5505

    Yakitori-slinging izakaya that stays open until 5am, last orders at 4.30. Good fish, good sashimi. Try the aji tataki and shochu. The clientele are predominantly Japanese. Read more

  • Rokumonsen

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      99 Songyuan Lu, near Guyang Lu
      宋园路99号, 近古羊路
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      6278 8819

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  • Torikin

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      2876 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Hongxu Lu
      延安西路2876号, 近虹许路
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      6261 9819

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  • Haru Kitchen

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      66 Shanxi Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu
      陕西北路66号, 近威海路
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      6272 7117, 181 2107 5277

    Haru is a Beatles-themed yakitori bar. The place is decked out in Fab Four paraphernalia and the soundtrack is classic tunes sung by the band itself or cheeky genre-crossing adaptations. The menu is roughly identical with specialities like grilled avocado, beef... Read more

  • Le Voyage

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      335 Yongjia Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
      永嘉路335号, 近襄阳路
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      5466 6335

    This was formerly the second branch of the popular Beatles-themed yakitori and shochu bar Kota's Kitchen. Kota is out of the picture now, and the name has changed, but the concept and menu, however, remain remain largely the same grilled food on sticks, sake, shochu... Read more

  • Daikichi (Kaixuan Lu)

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      1415 Kaixuan Lu, near Anshun Lu
      凯旋路1415号, 近安顺路
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      5230 1678

    In Japan, Daikichi is a corporate yakitori chain with 1,000+ branches. In Shanghai, there's just two, and they both excellent yakitori, plus grilled ox-tongue, grilled rice balls, and some grilled vegetables. Atmosphere is, depending on your point of view, clean and... Read more