Naruto Kitchen is a fantastic fried chicken restaurant with roots from Hokkaido, bringing its twist on a classic dish to Shibuya.
Originally from Hokkaido, this shop specializes in a variety of fried chicken. Not just karaage like you would find it most Japanese izakaya, but “proper” fried chicken.
A fantastic place to have some delicious fried chicken and your favorite cold beverage.
I know what you’re thinking. “Fried chicken? I didn’t come all the way to Tokyo for fried chicken!” But believe me, Japan does fried chicken different than you’re used to. Give it a shot.
Try the sample platter, which comes with a variety of chicken “cuts” and flavors — and cooking methods.
How much does Naruto Kitchen cost?
Budget for about ¥2,000 per person, unless you want more than a couple drinks… but it’s like any other izakaya, price-wise. ¥5,000 should definitely cover you — even if you drink heavily.
And credit cards are accepted. As always, being in downtown Tokyo, if you drive you’ll need to find nearby paid parking — or plan for train/taxi fare.
Naruto Kitchen is in Shibuya, check out my Shibuya guide for more places to eat and things to do.
Related Japanese Words
- てばさき → tebasaki means chicken wings.
- からあげ → karaage means fried chicken (boneless, similar to nuggets).
- いざかや → izakaya means Japanese pub.