Finally! There’s a delicious Yakitori (BBQ chicken on sticks) in Futakotamagawa. I am a regular there and went there again last night to participate in the venue’s fare and was, as usual, quite pleased.

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The shop’s name is “Flat.” It is a 5 minute walk from Futakotamagawa station on the Den-en-Toshi Line. (Two stops by express train – six by local train – from Shibuya). It is on the side of the station a few minutes walk from Takashimaya so it’s a great place to go if the ladies want to go shopping too! 

Downstairs seats 12. Upstairs “Zasshiki” (japanese floor tatami style) Seats about 10.

Room for about 12 to seat on the first floor and a standing bar for four people or so. On the second floor, there is a tatami room that seats ten. 

Friendly, polite staff

Friendly staff and a spic and span cleanliness (always a must for the Gaijin Gourmet!)

Spotless kitchen

The kitchen is kept spotless and anyone can easily view the food preparation. The standing bar is directly opposite the barbecue rack (to the left of this picture) so anyone can see how clean and spotless the facilities are.

It says, (ふらっと 炭火焼)”Flat Sumibiyaki” (sumibiyaki means “cooked over charcoal”) 

All the cooked chicken items I had were very delicious. 

I don’t like dethawed frozen meats and the menu at Flat had fresh chicken. Delicious. It is about ¥160 per piece, which is a tad bit pricy, but like I said, it is not frozen meats so the taste is superb… Good Yakitori never needs sauce and only salt. I don’t even use salt so I can really taste good meat. This place has good quality chicken! Fresh!

The owner and head chef is Shimodai san. If you go there, tell him “Mike sent you!”


4-10-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo


Tel: 03-6313-1445

(If you want to have a party of more than 4 or so, better call first, this place gets packed!)

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