For a long time Akiba had few restaurants, so the people of Akiba would come here to fill their empty stomachs. You can eat a kebab anyhow you like and now it has become standard Akiba cuisine. This fast food is popular with diners from around the world as well. “Star Kebab” is the restaurant that spread kebab cuisine around Akiba.
The closest to the JR Akihabara Station is the first and main branch, “Star Kebab Take Away Akihabara Honten (#1).” Their other branches are “Star Kebab Hot Sand (#3)” located on the street nicknamed “junk street,” and the one we will introduce to you today, “Star Kebab Akiba Terrace (#2).”
The standard menu item is the döner kebab, which is made from a large piece of meat that spins as it is being roasted. The cooked parts of the meat are then shaved off. One advantage of this restaurant is that you can actually see the meat being roasted right in the restaurant. The amazing smell of the meat being roasted truly tantalizes your appetite. One of the workers mentioned, “We roast 40kg of meat on weekdays and 100kg on Saturday and Sunday.”
You can choose from a chicken or a beef döner kebab. You can use one of the 10 sauce options from the lineup. They have the original kebab, which uses only a bit of their Turkish salt without any sauce. Otherwise, you can also choose hot, mild, mix, white, iskender, iskender spicy, ultra hot, baharat, and baharat spicy sauces.
Out of their three restaurants, this is the only one where you can dine-in. There are 12 seats inside as well as seats outside you are welcome to use.
They also have exclusive original menu items created by the staff. You can enjoy the kebab curry at Akiba Terrace. They also have plate menu items as well as rice bowl menu items and other arrangements. The staff mention, “We’re working on new menu items right now.”
It has been about 10 years since they first started selling kebabs in Akiba and now it has become an incredibly popular cuisine. Make sure you give it a taste when you are in Akiba.