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Feast on binchotan-charcoal kissed chicken skewers at this yakitori haunt, for as little as $4 a pop.

Regulars will hone in on their favourite cuts – soft cartilage, perhaps, hearts or arteries – while newcomers can opt for skewer sets, made up for more familiar thigh, wing and tenderloin options.

The fit-out is neat, fun and friendly, with chewy, crunchy grilled rice balls, silken tofu with a duo of dressings, and organic egg omelet in dashi broth to round out the skewered vegetable and carnivorous offerings. The drinks lists is fantastic, too, especially for lovers of sake and Japanese whisky.

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