Hideo Makabe is a very inspirational man. He set out to study how to be an electrician at a school in Tokyo, joined a TV jazz band, and at the age of 50, started a Yakitori shop.

A real inside look, this was a lot of fun!

27 years later, at the rocking age of 77, he is running this place single handedly and does an amazing job. This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. He doesn’t use premade things, he does every single dish from scratch and you can taste it in every bite.

Here is a preview of some of his basic dishes:

Definitely check out the video, his story is interesting and motivating, and we make some food together (tsukune!)