IF you want to try one of the best yakitori in the area, you no longer need to go to Kutchan. In December 2011, Takeshi Nakayama moved his yakitori restaurant Saika to Hirafu’s lower village due to popular demand.
The secrets to Nakayama-san’s yakitori are a special salt blend that his yakitori “sensei” passed on to him, and using only fresh meat cut to order. Chef Nakayama also only advertises by word of mouth. He lets the taste of his yakitori do the advertising for him.
If you want to try Saika’s yakitori, make a reservation – it’s always busy. Open everyday from 6pm-11pm. Tel: 090 2692 5506.