Mokutanya Yakitori Charcoal
Wagyu Beef Tataki
Seared slices of wagyu beef with spicy masago topping
Grilled chicken with rice, kimchee & shredded seaweed
Miso broth with bean sprouts, sliced pork, corn, egg bamboo shoots, green onions & roated seaweed
Excellent service, impressive cuisine, nice and clean environment, outstanding circumstances, best choice for party, thank you for everything
The ambience and food are amazing. The staff is very attentive. Definitely a great place to go.
10.12.21 Visit. We noticed that some price went high and the wagyu beef skewers for salt and peppers for the 3 orders @5.50 each were rubbery. We noticed a change in taste too.
This is our go too for skewers, though pricy, we still come here. Unfortunately, the wagyu beef wasn't as it was before.
The servers had mistakes on our liver skewers order explaining delays in reading for 2 computers BUT there were nice and polite.
Awesome selection of tapas but the wagyu beef was not as good (tough to chew)! Very pricey so it’s only good for special occasions…the bill was $260 for 3 people. Overall it’s good ambience good service but they forgot our dessert order for the birthday celebrant 🤷♀️ So they took that off the bill.
Great ambient setting accompanied with great food, good for a dinner date
-Some of the best Yakitori you will find in the Bay Area
-Prices are high but not insane as in some other yakitori places
-As others have noted, the service is really bad. Had to remind them to bring us drinks and charged us for things that we ordered but they later told us were out of stock. Check your receipts carefully.
-The yakitori takes a long time to prepare; this is because their yakitori grills are small compared to how many people they serve. They wait until all of your yakitori is done to serve in one round, as well. Would be faster if they put it out in smaller groupings, but they don’t have enough staff to do that.
Awesome food and setting
Absolutely incredible food, service and traditional Japanese seating ambiance. A must try!
Was disappointed that the two items that I planned to offer fee weren’t available. Dishes took a long time to be prepared.
It took one hour to receive the onigiri. The ambiance is Katy Perry, Beyoncé, and Ariana Grande songs on loop, loudly.
They were a little delayed opening and serving but food was good. Drink options were meh
Food is not hot,Food is not hot,Food is not hot,Food is not hot.
Mokutanya is a great place to enjoy skewers and a nice date. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, and everything was great! The food came out on time, but we were treated fantastically.
Amazing dining experience. A must for any traveler.
Disappointing experience overall. I’ve come to this establishment many times before. This time the wait for each skewer was way too long! It took 40 min to get our first item. I miss the oyster and exotic meat specials.
Best Izakaya in Bay Area! Sake price is fair.
Cobwebs were everywhere in the restaurant. Took 30 mins to get an extra dish. Not coming back.
Drop in quality for their beef skewers which used to be excellent. Onigiri was super slow. Nothing was bad but wasn’t as great as it used to be up and down.
Food was very good. Server was friendly and attentive. Ambiance was perfect. We had a great time.
I think some of the food was cooked too close to the flame and it ended up tasting like the smell of gas, which ruined the flavor of half of the skewers we had. The venue was pretty smoky, so it was also very hard to breathe.
Great lounge vibe with delicious eats. Fun dining experience
Mokutanya is one of my favorite restaurants. Their yakitori is always perfect this is my favorite place for beef ramen! I highly recommend giving the beef ramen a try. Most other restaurants do pork ramen, so it's nice to see something different here. The ambiance is great and their glass-divided tables are very covid-friendly.
My wife and I along with our two young boys had a wonderful time. Thank you for the excellent meal and attentive service.
Had a wonderful experience. Staff checked on us at reasonable intervals and paid attention to every detail including bringing the dessert with candle for my wife’s bday. They were very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Food was delicious! Would definitely go back soon!
service was very slow, portion was pretty small, not a good value place. People seemed nice.
we're regulars here but this time, we were charged for the spicy sauce (SOS) for $1.50 :-).
Extremely slow service, and we were there when the restaurant opened (5:00). They often brought us dishes we hadn't ordered, and took a good 2 hours to serve the last thing we had ordered. Would not return.
It was great. There’s nice, tall and thick glass panels that separate you from the other diners so it feels like there’s some noise privacy. The seating arrangement is a first for me but still very comfortable. Good overall was great. Ordered a bunch of chicken thighs with different sauces, chicken gizzards, waygu beef, quail eggs with bacon and pork belly. Most of the grilled meats were great but the wasabi on the chicken thigh was overwhelming. It felt like the equivalent of putting a good almond sized amount of wasabi on your piece of sushi and I usually enjoy my sushi with extra dabs of wasabi.
If you want to eat yakitori to say you had yakitori, this restaurant should suffice. If you care about the taste of the food you eat, you should dine elsewhere.
Food was amazing but it came it so slowly. We were seated at 5pm which is their first seating and we were not super slow or anything with putting in our order. However, the food came out in piecemeal over 1.5 hours. If the food came out a little faster that would have earned this place 5 stars all around.
Food took forever to come but the yakitori was good. Ramen not so much.
Food was amazing. We ordered 3 types of ramen, and half the menu of yakitori. Great selection & None of it disappointed. The service did. 45 minutes for 1st round of cocktails (bottled beer and sake), hour until we got the first food drop.
I came for dinner in a group of four. The overall meal felt a bit overpriced in our opinion. We ordered ~10 types of skewers, plus the rice bowl, a cold noodle bowl, and two rice balls. The amount of food per skewer was fairly small, so be prepared to order a lot if you want to be full. The meats for the most part were prepared well and tasted very good; standouts included the unagi, the chicken with yuzu, and the beef tongue. I would avoid the grilled rice balls, however. They were quite bland and not worth taking the place of a skewer. The cold noodles also didn't look like anything special. It also took a while for all our food to get to our table, so I would recommend ordering everything in a single round. In the end, I would recommend this place for the novelty and the experience (especially if they bring back their exotic meats selection), but be prepared to spend some money. We spent ~$20 per person and left half-full.
As always, every aspect of the experience was excellent, from the food to the service. Hostess is amazing: energetic and generous with her time.
The service was waayyyy too slow.
I'm not sure if it's due to the pandemic, but the offerings were a bit slim during this last visit to Mokutanya. They didn't have the same offerings for beef and sake (some were sold out). I'm also wondering if there was a change in management- it has been a while since our last visit.
A lot of the food was over cooked. The exotic selection is no longer part of the menu but the drinks were amazing
We went to Mokutanya to celebrate Father’s Day and it was so nice to be back since we last went pre-pandemic. We are regulars and have our favorites such as the wagyu, sausages, the fish, hamachi and wagyu tartars, and so much more. Can’t wait to go back!
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OpenTable ダイナー677名によるMokutanya Yakitori Charcoalの評価は4.3☆です。