‘Chicken Shack’ lives up to barbecue lore near Iwakuni
I’d been in Japan for only three days when I first heard about the “Chicken Shack” during an impassioned welcome-aboard brief at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni.
As Sgt. Maj. Christopher Garza explained the importance of traveling throughout Japan and learning about a new culture, he described a local restaurant that every inbound servicemember should try — Irori Sanzoku, known by Americans as the “Chicken Shack.”
I made a note in my planner and eagerly awaited my liberty card, so I could try this legendary eatery in the heart of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
And it is legendary, as far as restaurants near Iwakuni are concerned. A quick Google search for “Chicken Shack Iwakuni” brings up reviews on local blogs and more famous websites such as TripAdvisor.
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