Karaage-Senmon Roppongi Kimisei: Tokyo’s Premier Destination for Delectable Fried Chicken

In the heart of Tokyo’s busy Roppongi district, “Karaage-Senmon Roppongi Kimisei” has become a staple for hungry business workers. Renowned for its senmon (specialty) in karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken), the restaurant attracts a crowd daily, offering both dine-in and take-out bentō (boxed meal) options.

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“Assorted Fried Chicken Set Meal”: a trio of popular flavors

The “Assorted Fried Chicken Set Meal” is a feast for the senses, featuring three distinct flavors: soy sauce, salted, and sweet sauce. This popular set allows diners to savor this beloved eatery’s top flavors all at once.

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“あいもりからあげ膳,” Assorted Fried Chicken Set Meal 1,250 JPY (tax included)

The “Soy Sauce Fried Chicken” is a signature dish, boasting a robust garlic flavor. Made with Shimousa soy sauce from Chiba Soy Sauce, a historic company with a 170-year legacy, this karaage exudes a rich aroma. Enjoy the umami of soy sauce combined with a crispy texture.

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“名物 醤油からあげ,” Soy Sauce Fried Chicken

The “Salted Fried Chicken” brings out the chicken’s natural taste with just a hint of garlic. This subtle seasoning allows the true flavors of the meat to come through. The dish is so perfectly salted that it will leave you wanting more rice, as its delicious taste pairs excellently with it.

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“うま塩からあげ,” Salted Fried Chicken

The “Sweet Sauce Fried Chicken” is coated in an original sauce, maintained through tsugitashi, a method where fresh sauce is regularly added to the existing base, enhancing its flavor over time. This homemade sweet sauce gives the chicken a distinctive taste and texture, further enriched by a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

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“甘ダレからあげ,” Sweet Sauce Fried Chicken

When dining in, enjoy free refills of rice, cabbage, and chicken white broth soup. All chicken varieties are available for additional orders, so you can enjoy it until you’ve had your fill!

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Egg-rich tartar sauce on “Nanban Fried Chicken”: an irresistibly delicious dish

Apart from karaage, the restaurant serves various fried chicken dishes. The “Nanban Fried Chicken” is smothered in a chunky, egg-laden tartar sauce.

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“チキン南蛮膳,” Nanban Fried Chicken Set Meal 1,280 JPY (tax included)

The combination of special sweet vinegar sauce soaked into the karaage and the rich tartar sauce creates an addictive flavor. It goes without saying that it’s the perfect match for rice.

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Soaking in sweet vinegar sauce

Umami bites writer Bensky praised the Nanban Fried Chicken’s tartar sauce, noting:


The large chunks of boiled egg in the tartar sauce really enhance its taste. The rich sauce complements the hot, crispy chicken perfectly!

Addictive spiciness: “Salt and Pepper Fried Chicken”

The “Salt and Pepper Fried Chicken” is a spicy delight, with coarse black pepper and garlic creating an irresistible punch. It’s a popular choice with alcohol, especially bottled beer and highballs.

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“ペッパーチキン膳,” Salt and Pepper Fried Chicken Set Meal 1,250 JPY (tax included)


I was a bit worried it might be too spicy, but the level of heat was just the right kind of kick. I couldn’t stop eating it and ended up eating more rice than I expected!

The karaage retains its crispiness even when cooled, thanks to a special potato starch used in cooking. This ensures the perfect texture is maintained over time.

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Thus, Karaage-Senmon Roppongi Kimisei’s chicken still tastes great when you take it out for take-away. So, when you visit, if you find a karaage flavor you really like, why not order some extra to go?

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Store name からあげ専門 六本木 きみ勢
Karaage-Senmon Roppongi Kimisei
Address 3-1-25, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access Roppongi Station 5-minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 2
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku Line(N05)

Roppongi Station 6-minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 6
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H04)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E23)
Phone number 03-6441-2555
Reservations Accepted
  • Cash not accepted
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money not accepted
  • Electronic money not accepted
  • QR code payment(LINE Pay・PayPay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Mon-Fri. 11:00-21:00(last order 20:30)
15:00-18:00 take-out only
Sat. (take-out only) 11:00-21:00
Closed Sunday, nat’l holiday
Seating 21 seats
9 counter seats, 12 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website https://www.instagram.com/kimisei_roppongi/
Other information
  • A mobile ordering system with English and Chinese language is available
  • Allergy-friendly, vegan, vegetarian and halal menus are not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out service is available; delivery service is not available
  • Luggage storage space is not available
  • Wi-Fi is not available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of November 2023.