Tokyo, Japan

Until 2007, yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) were merely a quick, tasty snack. However, when Yoshiteru Ikegawa opened this petite restaurant, which has just 17 stools, all with killer views over the open kitchen, he raised this ancient cooking technique to an art form. Omakase-style skewer menus may feature the likes of quail eggs with barely solid yolks alongside neck, heart and thigh cuts of chicken as juicy as summer peaches. Reservations are only taken by phone on the first day of the month and tend to be as elusive as the smoke that drifts off the binchotan grill.

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2 Chome-14-12 Kamiosak, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-0021