135, Civil Blvd, Sec 4 (near DunHua S Rd)
Hours: 6 pm-1:30 am
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
Even though there are only 30 seats in the newly-opened Kushiyaki, you'd better call for a reservation if you want to come here for dinner. This is a tavern that offers Japanese kebabs and Kevin, the owner, imports bincho charcoal from Osaka, which gives the kebabs a golden brown color and leaves no signs of burning. Chicken dishes include: Wings (NT$80), Original/Spicy Drumsticks (NT$70), Teriyaki and Sea Salt Chicken, and Chicken Breast with Wasabi and Cod Roe (NT$70). But the most raved about dish here is the tasty Chicken Tail (NT$70), followed closely by de-boned Chicken Neck (NT$100). One highly recommended dish is the Beef Skewer (NT$100), made with U.S. spare ribs that are grilled medium rare, seasoned with mustard and mayonnaise, and topped off with green onions. The house specials are Smoked Salmon Rolls with Sour Cream (NT$200), Japanese Udon Noodles (NT$150), and Shrimp Tempura (NT$220). --Written and translated by Diva, photos by Andy Lin