Definition of "yakitori" []

  • A dish of bite-sized marinated chicken pieces grilled on skewers. (noun)
  • A Japanese dish consisting of small pieces of chicken skewered and grilled (noun)

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Use "yakitori" in a sentence
  • "Unfortunately for us Midtown Lunch’ers, yakitori is an after work thing, and the soft bone, heart, and gizzard on a stick are all not available until after 5: 30 pm (when the restaurant opens)."
  • "Because there was an absence of yakitori, which is usually a major part of the izakaya experience, it seems Chef Tomo filled in the voids with quite a bit of fried appetizers."
  • "Rumor had it that Hachiko died after wolfing down a skewer of grilled chicken - Japanese barbecue called yakitori - that ruptured his stomach."