Bird Land

Yakitori in Ginza & Tsukiji

Most yakitori restaurants fall into the 'cheap and cheerful' category. Not Birdland: here chefs in whites grill heirloom free-range chicken (from Ibaraki prefecture) while diners sip wine. The course includes dainty serves of chicken liver pâté. Enter beneath Suit Company (yes, this is one of the upscale Tokyo restaurants in a nondescript basement). Reservations recommended.