No meat on a stick power hour is complete without yakitori, the chargrilled Japanese skewers that are the perfect accompaniment to an evening of beer and sake. The Bay Area has exploded with izakaya-style restaurants in the past few years, many of which proudly feature every part of the chicken (from chicken oyster to tsukune meatballs), bacon-wrapped seafood, pork belly, and much, much more, all eaten with ease off a handy skewer. Here are our 15 top picks for yakitori in San Francisco and the East Bay. We dare you not to drool.
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