ya·​ki·​to·​ri | \ ˌyä-ki-ˈtȯr-ē How to pronounce yakitori (audio) \

Definition of yakitori

: bite-size marinated pieces of beef, seafood, or chicken on skewers

Examples of yakitori in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, the beef gets washed with the heat of a charcoal yakitori grill. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "Survival of the sandwich shop: How 3 Dallas delis are getting by with hot dogs, brisket and burgers," 6 Nov. 2020 Player One arcade ahead of time to get in the fun, free spirit that’s embodied in Susuru’s yakitori, ramen and delicious grilled fish options. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Best Japanese: 2021 Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards," 26 Feb. 2021 Of course, as with any izakaya, Kikori offers a large menu of Japanese delicacies to enjoy with their drinks, from fresh sashimi to an assortment of yakitori, seafood, and small bites. George Koutsakis, Forbes, "Japanese Food 2021: Does This City Rival Japan’s Top Restaurants?," 24 Feb. 2021 Much of the allure of Salaryman was inside its restaurant, where Holt could often be seen behind a puff of smoke, grilling yakitori as his staff ladled bowls of broth that might have cooked for 20 hours. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Acclaimed Dallas ramen shop Salaryman closed permanently; its chef is battling leukemia," 17 Nov. 2020 The grills are made in China across multiple factories, but Veatch and Leggett were deeply inspired by Japan’s tradition of grilling yakitori over binchotan, a type of charcoal that burns hotter and cleaner than most. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, "Two Dallas entrepreneurs launch portable charcoal grill and smoker," 15 Sep. 2020 There’s only one option — a yakitori bento ($25) with five skewers (various chicken bits and cherry tomato), sweet-and-savory ground chicken, short grain rice and radish pickles. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Eight Bay Area restaurants that nail takeout," 8 May 2020 Domo from Carmen Paponetti also is scheduled to open this summer with a focus on sushi and yakitori. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Van Aken District Market Hall gaining new tenants," 11 May 2020 The kitchen has custom teak cabinets, a food-prep and display island topped by smooth concrete and a yakitori grill built against a brick wall that extends to the covered deck. oregonlive, "Restored Scandinavian midcentury modern in Southwest Portland showcases soothing spaces," 22 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of yakitori

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yakitori

Japanese, grilled chicken, from yaki broil, roast + tori bird

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14 Mar 2021

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“Yakitori.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yakitori. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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