In Japan, Yakitori-ya are popular gathering places for young people and office workers to winds down and relax. The skewers are usually grilled over charcoal and consumed with alcoholic beverages. Yayakiya takes on the casual dining tradition yet further modifies the restaurant with industrial elements with hipsters’ style – raw with red brick walls, lights with metallic lamp shade,which combines traditional Japanese with modern European cuisine, as well as vintage yet contemporary tables and chairs.
Yayakiya first to bring in Hakata Yakitori comes in an incredible variety of ingredients and it is more associated with pork. Although “Tori” originally means chicken; pork, beef, vegetables and seafood all make “yakitori.” The skewers are served on a plate full of fresh cabbage with the restaurant’s original dressing. In Fukuoka, there is a dining custom that the first yakitori skewer has to include pork ingredients.