Yakizakana is fish grilled over high heat. The word “yaki” means ”to temper” and the word “sakana” means fish. Most Japanese kitchens are equipped with fish roasters, but yakizakana can be prepared over a grille, cooked in a frypan, or roasted in an oven.
Yakizakana is available at most Japanese restaurants, izakayas, and barbecue shops. Many restaurants feature local fish on the menu.
Fish grilled yakizakana style features crisp and usually edible skin, while the fish is often juicy and packed with flavor.