Arakicho is truly a local foodie's secret in Tokyo, with many member's only businesses that cater to regulars. Fortunately this pork, chicken, and veggie skewer joint allows all-comers.
On popular nights expect to wait and to be given a 2-hour time limit to enjoy your food and drink before vacating your spot for new guests.
The menu can be difficult for foreigners with no Japanese, and for those with limited Kanji ability, but if you give a budget and ask for "oh-sue-sue-may" (おすすめ = recommendation) they can select items for you. My favorites are definitely the bacon like skewers, as well as the chicken balls and grilled shiitake mushrooms.
Prices are standard reasonable izakaya rates, and you can expect to pay from ¥2000 up to ¥5000 per person if you are also ordering drinks with your meal.
Finding the restaurant is a bit tricky because Arakicho is a bit of a maze with several tiny back-alleys full of similarly diminutive establishments. Basically if you're heading North from Yotsuya-3-Chome station along Arakicho's main and widest street, keep checking the tiny side-alleys to your right (East) and you should see the banners as pictured below just outside.
Hours of Operation
17:00 p.m.～23:00 p.m.（L.O)
- ameblo.jp/yakiton-makotoya (not updated since it's grand opening 2012)