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Yakitori Totto

251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5202
+1 212-245-4555
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“skewers” (39 reviews)
“yakitori” (70 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5202
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yakitori Totto is a great option for lunch or dinner in midtown. We went before a play in the area. We were able to snag two seats at the bar before it got too busy. The salmon salad was one of my favorites surprisingly. The...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only open 3 hours for lunch and fills up fast. Our party of five ordered a lot of different dishes to share and when the portions came out they were small but delicious and we were surprisingly full at the end of our meal. Seaweed...More

Thank bucko1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Yakitory place, so there is no sushi. They also serve exclusively Japanese drinks. (No Vodka, no American or European beers) Just Saki and Japanese Beer products, tea etc. Just wanted to make sure you understood that and knew where you were going....More

Thank Lawrence V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, I read the reviews- some raves others not so much. But we love Japanese food and wanted to try a new place for a special dinner. We made reservations, and were told on two separate occasions that if we were 15 minutes late, they...More

Thank caryl b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Call for a reservation because it is very small and fills quickly. Try to get a counter seat so you can watch all the food prep. You can request it when making your reservation. Be adventurous and try different cuts. Gizzards, liver, neck, "special thigh"....More

Thank Turner S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a slice of Tokyo in New York. The food is deliciously authentic and the prices are completely reasonable. We started off with skewers: Chicken livers, chicken skin, chicken knee cartilage, pork neck and beef tongue. Then we finished off with tokusen oyaku don (chicken,...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We had heard great things about this restaurant, and so despite it having a B rating (98% of NYC restaurants are rated A) we decided to eat here anyway as the place was packed. Unfortunately, the hype was much overblown, and we couldn't help but...More

Thank foodietraveler9
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Yakitori Totto is a decent yakitori joint in the Hell's Kitchen area. The skewers aren't too creative, but they hit the spot. Some of the meats are juicy and delicious, while others are nothing to write home. The space itself is small, and during weekends...More

Thank Tunaidi
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Very authentic Japanese restaurant . Skewers of meat and classics from endamami , dumplings to tuna with avocado. Delicious cucumber in sauce , pork with mustard sauce, lamb chop and skirt steak. Very small space. Try to make a reservation or be willing to wait....More

Thank NC R
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Arrived for a 5:30 reservation and within minutes the place was packed. We sat at the counter and ordered several of their specialty options and some of the traditional yakitori selections. Each skewer was very good, the service was attentive, the sake recommendation was good...More

Thank Bruce J
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carol m
21 December 2016|
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Response from dontcallmeNeena | Reviewed this property |
What do you mean by accessible? Wheelchair? I would say no at first thought, there was a steep set of stairs and the dining room is close and tight- however to have absolute correct knowledge it always best to call and ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
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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