Bird Land Ginza

4.6
264 reviews
¥5,001 to ¥10,000
Yakitori
Enjoy the finest chicken reared in the mountains in Okukuji District of Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo!
Bird Land Ginza is a grilled chicken restaurant awarded one star by Michelin in 2010, the first star-holder of its kind. You may enjoy yakitori of the finest quality Okukuji Shamo Chicken. Chicken is cut into parts on-site, and we try our best to serve fresh meat only. We carefully select the charcoal to fuel the grill. We grill the finest chicken with the Japanese best charcoal, Kishu Bincho-tan. Please come and visit us!
What 264 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
Ambience
4.1
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Goemon
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

きちんとおすすめできるラグジュアリー感と、肩肘張らないカジュアル感がちょうどよい。メニューも多過ぎず、変に迷わないところも吉。

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

初めて行きました。メニューのわからないところを質問しましたが、快く教えてくださって、助かりました。
夜のコースをいただきましたが、一つ一つが丁寧にお料理してあり、全て美味しかったです。
鳥の旨味を味わえる焼き鳥でした。
焼き鳥屋さんらしいフランクな雰囲気も残しつつ、お洒落な空間になっていて、親しい人と食事するのにピッタリだと思います。

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hiro
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

隣の人ととても近く、お店の方が誰もマスクしていなかったので、びっくりしました。もう少し対策がしてあったらもっとよかったです。

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

メニュー表はきれいなほうがいい。

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service in a relaxed atmosphere. English menu is available and staff are very friendly to communicate in English and my broken Japanese. Food is excellent, certainly the best yakitori I have ever had. Highlights were the sansho yaki (pepper teriyaki chicken thigh), gizzard skewer, cartilage skewer, chicken oyako don. Service was fast. Price is commensurate with quality of the food. Noise level is just right- not so quiet to be stuffy and formal, but not so loud you have to yell to communicate. Met some friendly locals sitting next to us and we bought each other drinks, including a sake the owner made.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

カウンターの席の間隔が狭い
もう少し余裕のある席だと嬉しいです

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ChloeB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never fails to disappoint, good atmosphere, great food, fantastic wait staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dining experience! Every thing tasted good and the staff were incredible. A must visit place for japanese food discoverers.

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Lamy
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

2名で8000円のコースとビール1杯ワイン3杯をそれぞれ頂き、27000円くらい。
評価の高いお店だったので期待していたのですが、少しがっかりでした。
評価が高い要因は英語対応してるからかなと推測しています。
英語が必要ないなら他の店の方が良さそう。

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top Quality always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

For a Michelin star could be better

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Penguin
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

いつ行ってもお料理は美味しいし、ホールの方もフレンドリーです。

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nisinimu
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

味もサービスも落ちたとしか言い様がありません。二人で行ってコース二人分注文したのに、串二本を二人で分けてなんて…久しぶりに行ったのにこの落ち様はひどい。外人専用の焼鳥屋としか言いようがないです。もっとコスパの良い焼鳥屋が銀座にはたくさんあります。
もう一度サービスというものを考え直した方が良いです。

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing team, in a beautiful setting, with an awesome menu. Those are just SOME of the ingredients they use to create the magic. I don’t need to mention the chicken, it’s awesome, just taste it.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As tourist in a new city we got lost and arrived late to our reservation yet they kindly accepted us late even though they where closing in an hr, we ordered the chef's omakaze. They told was it was going to be a bit rushed as lack of time yet we are perfectly and it was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

全体的に美味しかったと思います。
特徴的なものがなかった。

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

お酒も食べ物も、すべて美味しかったです。

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vipFood4Foodies
San Francisco
178 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Restaurant was very difficult to locate. We've circled around the train station several times. Once inside, we sat comfortably around the counter. There were several individual tables nearby. Chef breaks down its myriad facets to give you each piece cooked in a way to bring out all of its potential as an ingredient. Opted for the Chef's Omakase Menu; comes with assorted appetizers and includes eight types of chicken yakitori: meatballs, leg meat with green onions on skewers, chicken liver pate and bread, bowl of chicken and scrambled egg on rice and broth, piping hot panko breaded fried chicken croquette, chicken skewers with ginkgo nuts, and teriyaki chicken with Japanese spices. Assorted appetizers included cure salmon roe, plate of pork belly, grilled shiitake mushrooms without stems, char-grilled cheese and custard pudding which reminded me of flan for dessert. Meats were tender and practically melted in mouth. All were good. We watched the cooks prepared each dish. Cooks performed their tasks perfectly. Food comes out instantaneously course after course. All cooked perfectly. We enjoyed the friendly, excellent and attentive service.

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Kapperwire99
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

喧騒を離れ、カウンターで ゆっくり 調理場を眺めながらの食事を出来ます。少人数でのお店です。いくつかの用途での 使いが 出来そうですね

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were visiting Tokyo and thought our meal at Birdland was amazing value and very tasty.
We went on a Friday and had the smaller set menu without the livers (not my thing)
Service was efficient but not overly elaborate which was ok with us. Had wines, by the glass, which suited me.
Food was perfectly seasoned and simple - all chicken
The appetisers were not my favourite but there was plenty of food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

That was definitely overpriced. Not sure if it was because we were on a tourist menu therefore we could only the omakase courses - either JPY 6,800 or 8,500. However that was the menu full of other items and the locals apparently had ordered different food.

Food quality was just very mediocre. Any izakaya may do a better job. The chicken skewers were overcooked...

Service was subpar in Japanese standard and for the “omakase” standard in comparison.

Won’t come again. Won’t recommend.

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LeeChinKai
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice atmosphere
Very friendly service
Food was delicious and overall good volume
English speaking staff

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RomanM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic food from very simple ingredients and short but surprisingly good wine list at a very reasonable for Japan price. Many thanks to the Team

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Mersaisons
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

おいしく楽しい時間を過ごさせていただきました。
焼鳥屋さんなのにサービスとても良く気の利く店員さんばかりでした。

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JDub
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! What a find. High end yakitori in amazing atmosphere with lovely conviviality among the customers at the counter. Had really highest quality chicken yakitori as well as vegetarian stuff and great beer. Big reccomendation

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DCBull
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Its a little hard to find as it is underground - right next to the famous "Sushi Jiro" in Ginza. But its easy to spot once you are in the basement. The menu was comprehensive with choices for both Omakase and a la carte, and a solid beverage list too. I had the Omakase and my wife and daughter selected from the a la cart - plenty of choices if you don't want Chicken innards! Service was fast and efficient with brief introductions to the food, more information if you asked for it. It felt a little rushed, but overall it was well timed and the food was excellent.

We were lucky enough to have central seats on the counter so we could watch the kitchen action, its a very lively atmosphere more Izakaya than Kaiseki, and it feels very casual. We ate in a few Michelin places in Japan this trip, and this was definitely the best value for money. Highly Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

此方の食べ終わるタイミングでテンポ良くだされました。美味しかったです。

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Good service. Limited to two set menus. Some chicken was not fully cooked (actually raw pink). Not able to order a la carte preferred additional items. Overpriced for limited choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dinner

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DaikiS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

ミシュラン1つ星とのことで期待しましたがガッカリでした。料理をするものとして参考にしたかったが、どれも特別なことはなかった。

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淳一舘
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

焼き鳥だと思ってバカにしてましたがいろいろ工夫されててとても美味しかったです。
合うワインも教えてくれてとても良かったです。
いい誕生日になりました。

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

高級なのか大衆なのか不明、コストパフォーマンスはあまり良くないと思う
店内空間は比較的ゆったりだが、焼き場を囲うカウンターが狭くきつい、2時間制も良い印象では無い

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

コスパが非常に高いと思います。またサービス、料理の質ともにいつも高い水準で維持されており、非常に安定していると思います。

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淳久
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

料理も最高、素材の厳選とそれぞれに適った下味、焼き加減などなど秀逸です。店員さんの対応も適度な緊張感とよい力の抜け方で大へん心地よいです。

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Bler
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the second time. The first was five years ago when we visited Tokyo. We were not disappointed. It was still great! Worth every penny. It is a pity that sometimes foreigners who have no idea about Japanese food, show up and do not know how to behave. Dear fellow foreigners, if you struggle with the menu items, just order the omakase menu, relax and enjoy!

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vipWendyL
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was cooked perfectly. The best yakitori I've ever had!

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Seunghyun
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the master of Yakidori!
Very kind and they speak very good English.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

絶妙な焼き加減や塩加減、職人さんの技に感動しました。とっても美味しかったです!

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s great!

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Bird Land Ginza is rated 4.6 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.