Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Yokohama Yakitori Koubou: San Diego, CA

Yokohama Yakitori Koubou | 3904 Convoy St. Suite 108, San Diego, CA 92111 | (858) 277-8822

Yokohama Yakitori Koubou (YYK) is where you'll normally find us kicking off our weekend. We realized its become sort of a start of weekend tradition to enjoy a meal here after noticing we come here just about every Friday night (barring plans with friends) since they opened. We used to be big fans of Yakitori Yakyudori (YY) but have since found the quality and service severely disappointing since they opened their new place on Convoy St. and the old place in Hillcrest we used to frequent and rave about has recently changed management and names. YYK is a little on the pricier side for sure ($3.99 for 1 beef tongue skewer?!?) but we feel that the quality of the meal and level of service we receive is leaps and bounds above YY and is therefore justified. We developed quite a big appetite for this particular meal as you can see by the amount of photos we took below. However, we normally don't order this much. Our must order list for YYK does include beef tongue, chicken skin salad, chicken karaage, chicken thigh, and grilled rice ball with miso soup, chicken gizzard (for EHK, I'm not a fan of gizzard). We think these items best highlight the skill of the chefs and we've always been more than happy with them. Here are a few photos from one of our latest meals. Enjoy!

{EHK's foamy Asahi draft, the shot of milk they offer to ward off hangovers, Liz's grapefruit Can Chu-Hi}
{the chef hard at work}
{deep fried chicken crackers}
{chicken skin w/ponzu sauce salad}
{omakase skewers}
{beef skewers}
{deep fried free range chicken thigh/chicken karaage}
{potato salad}
{chicken gizzard}
{pork with shiso}
{chicken soba noodles}
{end the meal with piping hot cup of green tea}
Yokohama Yakitori Koubou
3904 Convoy St. Suite 108
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-8822
Tu-Su: 5pm-2am


  1. It's so unfortunate they open at 5 p.m. I would love to have this for lunch since I work within 10 minutes of this place. But maybe it's also a good thing since I would definitely fill up all chicken gizzards and be needing a nap in the afternoon.

  2. Or.... you be a regular for dinner ;)?


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