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Yakitori Totto

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251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-245-4555
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 01:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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321 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were not disappointed! Stick to chicken skewers here and you will be pleased. All the skewers had a nice char and good seasoning. Favorites include chicken skin, neck, and cartilage. If you want something more filling, try the ochazuke- a rice dish with hot tea.

Thank Amy W
Dwight, Canada
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good. Their main downfall is they are too busy. I felt a little rushed and did not enjoy that all the people waiting in line were watching me eat. Yakitori was very good despite electric grill. Karaage had bone - where are we, Kushiro??

Thank MTLbikeman
Saint Louis, Missouri
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210 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw so many good review about this place and yes this restaurant is very busy and recommended ti have a reservation. However just prepare with the quality of food, although it is acceptable but non WOW.

Thank Vincent H
Basel, Switzerland
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous place. The food is delicious, you sit at the counter and watch how they prepare new delicacies, you can then decide what may be worth to try. The atmosphere is very authentic, most of the patrons are Japanese, and all staff members are from Japan anyhow. Make sure you have a reservation (although it would be... More 

Thank Meredith100
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My friend Scott, who lives in NYC, had been pondering over the ideal lunch spot for 2 days. When he mentioned Yakitori I immediately knew this was the place to go, and they did not disappoint! We got a table right away and what a treat. We had 7 different skewers each and each one of them was top notch!... More 

Thank Bas N
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Ohhh!!, this is not my fist time here, but always that I come to Manhattan I have to stop here to dream that I'm in Japan!!, the atmósfera, but mostly the really good food,, more than the Yakitori (skewers) the other platters are amazingly good!!!!,, the Kyona salad, etc etc are soooo tasty!!, got to come back again and again... More 

Thank Roberto S
co dublin
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Ate twice here in the week -essentially the menu is lots of skewers with various chicken and veg -all cooked to perfection and so so tasty The food comes out quite randomly d we all shafted as but it felt like a good heathy way to eat after the burger and pizza fest we had the rest of the week... More 

Thank Deborah M
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine brought me here in May, as I never had any non-sushi Japanese food yet, at that time. The food is lovely, we tried several yakitori, all of them extremely good. A month ago I was in Japan and I can say it's the same taste and same quality. Recommended

Thank Paolo T
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Excellent little restaurant specialised in yakitoris, with friendly staff, nice decor but mainly what is important is the quality of food. Yakitoris are delicious and made in front of you. Highly recommended.

Thank Alejandro C
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent Japanese food, the beef, chicken wrapped in green peppers, the lamb chops, the goza, dumplings, mushrooms, eggplant, and pork were excellent!!!!, only the plain regular chicken in yakitori was tasteless.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-245-4555

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