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Yakitori Totto

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251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5202
+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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

1 Thank Rajan P
Panama City, Panama
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit if u like yakitori. It's authentic n delicious . Just a bit small so have to wait to be seated, but it's quick. We had the beef harami, capsicum stuffed with chicken, pork with ponzu sauce, fried tofu, dumplings, eggplant n mushrooms. The lamp chops were delicious. Try the green tea Michu icecream perfect end to... More 

Thank Koms70
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is a special restaurant in New York City, it is been open for 15 years and while the neighborhood gets better and better all around, this small enclave on the 2nd floor is such a treasure. There's delicious sashimi that is remarkably fresh and a generous portion that you can get in anticipation of all the wonderful grilled foods... More 

Thank CarterDC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

For excellent Japanese food (beyond sushi) in a small, cozy and intimate atmosphere, you can't go wrong. We sampled a bunch of the chicken and vegetable and seafood dishes. The silver fish were delicious, as was the chicken liver. Everything else was solid. Very good but not the best I've had (that would be Ippuku in Berkeley).

Thank Daniel W
São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Trying to find some place open till late we stumbled upon this izakaya type of yakitoriya. Portions were really small for the most part but tasty, exception to the unaju which I'll talk about more later. Skewers were around U$3,00 to U$3,50 and tiny. I have worked for several Japanese restaurants as a chef and I had not seen skewers... More 

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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, Reservations
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 10019-5202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-245-4555

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