Naruto Kitchen, fried chicken in Tokyo, Japan

Naruto Kitchen: Quite Possibly the Best Fried Chicken in Japan

Updated October 31, 2019 | by Chad A. Thiele, 23 year veteran of Tokyo.

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.


Map pin to Naruto Kitchen
2 min walk from Shibuya Station #karaage

Naruto Kitchen is in Shibuya, check out my Shibuya guide for more places to eat and things to do.

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