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A dish of bite-sized marinated chicken pieces grilled on skewers.

[Japanese : yaki, roasting + tori, bird.]


(Cookery) a Japanese dish consisting of small pieces of chicken skewered and grilled
[Japanese, from yaki grilled + tori bird]


(ˌyɑ kɪˈtɔr i, -ˈtoʊr i)

small pieces of boneless chicken marinated and then broiled and served on skewers.
[1960–65; < Japanese, =yaki broil + tori fowl]
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Offerings on a recent day included yakitori, lotus root simmered with ground beef, and simmered pumpkin, but there are more exotic dishes such as tiny whole octopus stewed in soy.
It's similar to yakitori in that it comes in small portions on skewers, although the options are slightly different.
At Robata-Ya, mothers eat free on Mother's Day from the yakitori restaurant's combination menu and also receive a complimentary drink.
There are more than 100 items on their menu, including soup noodle bowls, stir fries and dishes from the teppanyaki or yakitori (barbecue) grills.
July's menu includes: Italian Stuffed Shells; Toasted Pecan Chicken; Lemon Baked Tilapia with Baby Shrimp; Steak Gorgonzola; and Chicken Yakitori over Rice.
An ennichi (temple fair) area has been reproduced with food stalls selling popular Japanese dishes such as oden and yakitori, and others promoting travel to Japan.
Hamburger Feinfrost (Fax: 49-40-39929239) offers moist chicken marinated with a Japanese Yakitori sauce of soy, said and spices, and Kai Satay, which is spicy chicken on a spit with a dip of peanut sauce, coconut and sharp chili.
Vegetable samosas from India, Cajun bake from Louisiana and yakitori from Japan are just some of the dishes Hugo has found that taste great out in the open.
Unfortunately our first choice, the Japanese restaurant Samishi Yakitori (whichmeans,bizarrely,``Lonely Chicken Kebab''),had been destroyed in a fire last year, to be replaced by a steak house.
Rumaki scallops wrapped in bacon, cooked shrimp, Yakitori teriyaki chicken sticks, Farmrich cheese sticks, Minh crab rangoon, and Cheesecake Factory cheesecake.
We ordered three starters to share between us: some yakitori (chicken marinated in soy sauce), fish tempura and Thai fish cakes.