Yakitori Taisho Starts Saying ‘Irrashaimasse!’ One Hour Earlier


We're leaving work early.Photo: Daniel Maurer

We usually flee Momofuku when theres a line, but Yakitori Taisho is a different story: When you wait there youre treated to a spectacle of boisterous grillmasters blasting flamethrowers, sending fireballs up to the ceiling, and feeling no pain as they turn over sizzling chicken-gizzard skewers (trust us, its much better than blowing $70 on Fuerzabruta tickets). Next month Taisho will start serving its Japanese soul food an hour earlier, at 5 p.m., and while that may not seem like big news to those who arent members of the cult, an extra hour of fish balls fried in cheese fish balls fried in cheese is about as good a holiday gift as we could hope for. Sixty-ounce Kirin drafts all around!

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