Authentic Yakitori in BostonThe yakitori was quite authentic, using charcoal. We had the sampler and they were great! Do try their sake sampler also.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNew pricesA great place for the South End. Appears the prices have been lowered, smart move. The food was very good and the atmosphere and the service was well timed. This is not a place I would take children as there wasn't much on the menu a child might like and the restaurant itself is small, with all adults when we were there. I would definitely recommend Yakitori Zai.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMauthenticI lived in Japan for 5 years and have to say that this is a authentic as it gets with high end yakitori.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally, welcome real YakitoriFinally, welcome real Yakitori to Boston after trying various yakitori joints in NYC.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is just sublime.The food is just sublime. One of the best yakitori restaurants I've ever been to. Must try is the grilled squid and the sake samplers. Owner was very attentive and knowledgeable with his sake.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA small gem of a yakitori,A small gem of a yakitori, with excellently prepared dishes and friendly helpful service. This went so far as to have the staff offer to reseat us without us asking when it was obvious a boistrous group of 10-12 across from us were being too loud.
Staff does a goneed some explaining as it's mostly a "tapas-style" menu (so figure at least 3 items per person.) Standout menu items were the Sanshoku Don (rice, minced organic chicken, scrambled egg, seasonal green vegetables) and the Jidori Karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken, grated daikon radish).
There are many more adventurous chicken items including heart and various offal, which given the excellent quality of what I had, I'd take a chance on.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is delicious and arrivesFood is delicious and arrives directly from the grill. Menu has expanded in the last few months and offers some adventurous options, also delicious. Staff is attentive and never overbearing. The ramen at lunch on weekends is a revelation. A favorite!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM