Permission to read the word \u201cwings\u201d as \u201cwangs\u201d? Permission granted. Few things spell satisfaction like gnawing on chicken wings and leaving behind a little pyramid of bones, like a less ambitious Genghis Khan. Fortunately, Tokyo has some great options for fellow acolytes of the wing. 1. Tebasaki (chicken wings) Japanese-style wings (tebasaki) are usually a crispy-fried affair, with a light but super flavorful sauce. Karai (spicy) is the standard. It\u2019s a tangy, slightly spicy flavor that relies on pepper rather than chilies for its heat. There\u2019s often an extra spicy variant too, which is more or less the same sauce with more pepper. The same goes for the amaguchi (sweet) variant, which lacks the flavor of its spicier counterparts, and can be a little sickly in large doses. Yamachan Probably Japan\u2019s most famous option for chicken wings, with 69 stores across the nation. Their mascot seems to be the result of some unholy union between man and chicken. It\u2019s not clear whether he\u2019s encouraging diners to eat his own wings or the wings of his brethren, but he looks happy with his life decisions. The vibe is lively, casual and affordable, at for five wings. Mabaroshi no Tebasaki, their ultra-crispy signature chicken wing is the franchise\u2019s flagship product\u2014and with good reason. It\u2019s common to see towers of up to 50 wings being bused to expectant diners. According to their website, the chicken wings are the \u201ctreasury of collagen\u201d, associated with strong bones, healthy skin and anti-aging properties. Sounds like good science to me. Toriyoshi If you\u2019re looking to add a touch of class to your experience, you can\u2019t go wrong with Toriyoshi. The Kichioji 4th location is especially nice, with a tranquil outdoor seating area and a maze of modern Japanese private booths inside. The food doesn\u2019t disappoint either\u2014the regular wings are absolute flavor bombs. Happily, despite the rather upmarket premises, the prices are very reasonable at for five wings. 2. Buffalo wings Japan doesn\u2019t always have the best track record when it comes to faithfully replicating Western foods (looking at you, mayonnaise pizza). Fortunately, Japanese chefs need no instruction when it comes to fried chicken! And while the classic US-style, red-hot buffalo sauce isn\u2019t the norm here in Tokyo, there are a few well-known hotspots for us junk-food aficionados to get our fill. Hooters If you\u2019re not afraid to feel like a creep, it doesn\u2019t get much more American than Hooters, which boasts branches in Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ginza and Akasaka. More famous for its scantily clad workforce than its food, I was surprised to learn the buffalo wings are pretty darn good. Hooters is also the only place in Tokyo I\u2019ve seen selling \u201cboneless wings\u201d if that\u2019s your jam\u2014as far as I can tell though, they\u2019re just fancy chicken nuggets. Just like in the US, Hooters also regularly hosts viewing parties for American sports. Prices start at about for six wings. Azabu Buffalo Wings (Permanently closed) Azabu puts a slightly more Japanese spin on buffalo wings, with nine sauces to choose from. To my tastes, the good old-fashioned original and hot sauces were their strongest offering. I wasn\u2019t brave enough to order their \u201cblack dragon\u201d heat level. Their most popular sauce, BBQ, seems to be aimed at Japanese palates\u2014so expect more garlic and soy overtones than most American versions. Six pieces (not full wings) come in at . There\u2019s also a big screen, which for some reason was playing close-up shots of Asian giant hornets\u2019 nests when I visited. I presume it\u2019s usually used for sports\u00a0.\u00a0.\u00a0. 3. Korean If buffalo-style is where your wing game ends, you\u2019ve got some catching up to do. Unlike some buffalo wings, where the skin can go rubbery, your Korean wings are likely to arrive super crunchy, even when drenched in sauce. And what a sauce. Yangneom chicken provides the gold standard, covered in a heavenly sweet and spicy gochujaang (fermented chili paste) and sesame-based sauce. With much more variation in the sauce, breading and cuts (you\u2019ll often see the occasional drumstick thrown in, for instance), it can be hard to know what you\u2019re getting into with Korean wings, but it\u2019s well worth the uncertainty! Where to go You can\u2019t really go wrong when in Shin Okubo\u2014every other building seems to be a fried chicken joint trying to tempt you in. While TV screens are usually all around, don't expect to see sports being broadcast. They\u2019re usually reserved for K-pop hits. For more ideas on what to do while you\u2019re in the neighborhood, check out our dedicated Shin-Okubo guide. If you\u2019re not much of a gambler and you\u2019re keen to stay on well-trodden ground, both Nandaimon and Hosigi are great options. They\u2019re usually pretty busy, but with three floors each, it shouldn\u2019t take long to get a seat. Hosigi\u2019s original sauce is on the sweet side, so if you\u2019re a chili fiend, consider dabbling in their hotter variations. Portion sizes tend to be large, but it keeps surprisingly well\u2014so don\u2019t hesitate to overorder and ask for leftovers to go! American. Korean. Japanese. Sports. K-pop. A hornet\u2019s chewing mandibles. Whatever you\u2019re looking for, when it comes to wings, Tokyo\u2019s got you covered. So bring company. The more the merrier. Work together, grow through adversity, and as you do, build that tower of bones tall and proud! After all, what other cuisine allows you to construct a grotesque shared monument to your own friendships?