Japanese yakitori Tori-Tama style
Staying true to the path of sustainability, this yakitori restaurant is determined to make use of their ingredients in the most delicious way possible.
Connected to the Orihara Shoten sake bar, Shirokane Tori-Tama is located in Parklane Ekamai, a short walk from Ekamai BTS Station. The restaurant was first established in October of 2016, however, businesses didn’t really pick up due to various factors, be it politics or economics. The restaurant started to grow its reputation more steadily among locals and expats alike in early 2018 and has been slowly picking up pace since.
Tori-Tama yakitori refers to a specific style in delivering grilled skewer meat in Japan. Offering an array of staple menus, the deviation between other yakitori restaurants is the side dishes which are original creations by the restaurant’s head chef.
Key into the sustainability model, the restaurant has been doing its best to not only serve the best quality and freshest meat possible, but also to discard as little as possible waste at the same time. The restaurant uses chicken bones to make the famous and unique signature soup and stock while every part of the chicken is tediously cleaned and prepared for the grill. Some parts landed in the ‘rare’ delicacies include the hen’s tail—firm and succulent tail-end meat of unfertilised hens; the Fallopian tube with unfertilised egg still attached and more. Not to mention the ‘secret recipe sauce’ that’s only known to the head chef, himself.
Helming the kitchen is Chef Toru Tanaka who brought with him the extensive knowledge of Japanese art of yakitori.
Surrounding the open kitchen, the wooden counter top tables are the most coveted seats in the house where diners can see the chef and his helpers tend to the grill. One of the most mysterious and awestruck images has to be seeing Chef Tanaka fan the coal fire.
Also recommended is the sake pairing menu options, just ask the wait staff, the experience is sure to be a most memorable one.
18 Park Lane, Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekamai)
Tel: 02 382 0141
Open daily: 6pm-11pm