Yakitoro by Chicote

Top choice japanese in Malasaña & Chueca

Based around the idea of a Japanese tavern, driven by a spirit of innovation and a desire to combine the best in Spanish and Japanese flavours, Yakitoro is a hit. Apart from salads, it's all built around brochettes cooked over a wood fire, with wonderful combinations of vegetable, seafood and meat.

Just as importantly, Yakitoro is a hugely appealing space – waiters dressed in army khaki circulate among wooden tables to create the perfect mix of classy and casual. It's all overseen by the restless talent that is Alberto Chicote, one of Spain's more innovative restaurateurs.