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Hachibei luring a new crowd to Chinatown

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    Restaurateur Katsunori Yashima keeps a watchful eye on the charcoal grill at Yakitori Hachibei.

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    A plate of onigiri.

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    Yakitori Hachibei offers skewers of chicken and meats.

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    Sticks of kalbi meguri wait to be grilled.

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    A selection of yakitori and pork skewers ready for the grill. At left, the cooked meat plus a beef sukiyaki skewer with egg.

If you happened to be dining at Yakitori Hachibei in recent weeks and spotted a stalkerish presence peering at you through the window, that could have been me or a hundred other souls unable to get a table yet unwilling to leave. Read more

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