Rugby inspires yakitori chef in Wales

UK-Japan News April 2021

Photo: Tokyo Nights

Tokyo Nights, a yakitori restaurant based on Barry Island, Wales, is planning to expand by opening a street food stall in Cardiff. According to an article on 22 March by Barry & District News, chef Oliver Bryant was inspired by his trip to Japan for the Rugby World Cup in 2019. “I saw an opportunity in Wales, as yakitori was pretty much unknown. I spent most nights during lock­down practising my Japanese chicken butchery skills acquired by watching YouTube videos and cooking up the skewers on a rubbish electric grill I bought on eBay”, Bryant revealed.