6 Yakitori Bars To Check Out When You're In The Mood For Some Japanese-Style Satay

Time to load up on some nice and smoky grilled chicken skin, pork belly and more! :D

Cover image via Toridoki | Palillos Spanish Yakitori Bar

In the mood for some smoky char-grilled yakitori?

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In case you're wondering, yakitori is basically Japanese-style satay comprising of meats, seafood and vegetables grilled over fire. They usually come in a wide range of options, from salmon to chicken wings, to more obscure items like chicken skin and gizzard.

Here are some yakitori bars you can check out around Klang Valley:

1. Maruhi Sakaba @ Taman Desa

Round up the makan gang and head to Maruhi Sakaba to try their flavourful meat and seafood skewers. The dishes that you have to try would be the crowd-favourite Skewered Salmon and also the Skewered Scallops. Complete your meal here with assorted dips!

Address: Maruhi Sakaba, No. 6A, Faber Plaza, Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours:
6pm - 12am (Tuesdays - Sundays)
Closed on Mondays

Contact: +603 7972 1049

Maruhi Sakaba is non-halal.

2. Koyaku Japanese Dining & Grill

Besides being known for fresh sashimi and flavourful teppanyaki, Koyaku also offers a wide range of classic Japanese yakitori such as BBQ Chicken Wings, Chicken Gizzard, Skewered Glazed Unagi and more.

Outlets: Taman Desa | Tropicana Avenue

Koyaku Japanese Dining & Grill is pork-free.

More info on: Facebook

3. Palillos Spanish Yakitori Bar @ Changkat

Known for their flavourful yakitori dishes, this place offers a little Spanish-inspired twist to this Japanese delicacy. The selection of skewered meats and seafood here include Iberico Pork Belly With Wasabi, Chicken Soft Bone, Chicken Skin, Prawn Wrapped With Bacon, Smoked Grilled Cheese and more!

Address: Palillos Spanish Yakitori Bar, No. 18A, First Floor, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours:
6.30pm - 1am (Mondays - Thursdays)
6.30pm - 2am (Fridays - Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays

Contact: +603 2110 5051

Palillos Spanish Yakitori Bar is non-halal.

More info on: Facebook | Instagram

4. Toridoki @ Desa Sri Hartamas @ Desa Sri Hartamas

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Indulge in the selection of juicy and succulent Japanese yakitori here. The awesome selection includes Chicken Thigh And Leek, BBQ Chicken Liver and more. Imported Japanese beer available here makes for the perfect addition to your meal.

Address: Toridoki, No. 40, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours:
5.30pm - 1am (Mondays - Fridays)
12pm - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 1am (Saturdays & Sundays)

Contact: +603-6206 4676

Toridoki is non-halal.

More info on: Facebook

5. Sumi-Ka @ Subang Jaya

Sumi-Ka is a great place to enjoy some awesome Japanese dishes, especially their awesome selection of yakitori. Their grilled highlights include Pork Trotter Skewers, Japanese Prawns, Enoki Mushrooms Wrapped With Pork, and Garlic Wrapped Chicken. You can pair your skewers with some toasted onigiri rice.

Address: Sumi-Ka, No. 19, 1st Floor, Jalan SS15/4, Subang Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours:
6pm - 12am (Tuesdays - Sundays)
Closed on Mondays

Contact: +603 5632 9312

Sumi-Ka is non-halal.

More info on: Facebook

6. MOKU Grill & BBQ

MOKU is another popular pit-stop for some simple yet satisfying yakitori. Offering smoky skewered meats, seafood and vegetables, the crowd-favourite picks here include Pork Belly Slices With Scallop, Smoked Duck, Cheese Tsukune and Yaki Tofu.

Outlets: Ara Damansara | Klang

MOKU Grill & BBQ is non-halal.

More info on: Facebook

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