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251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212 245 4555
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Ranked #590 of 11,869 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
バンクーバー, カナダ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's a quite authentic Japanese Izakaya style restaurant. Burbeque chicken skewers are so tasty, and there were many unique tapas style dishes in the menu which were good tast, too. Very comfortable about servers' hospitality, too.

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Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great food, great ambiance and friendly staff. Had some choices of yakitori (11 sticks) for 2 ppl plus one beer and bill was $60 incl tips and tx. The chicken liver was the best choice so I recommend that. The pork belly was a bit too fatty for us. The asparagus bacon was also great. Compared to another japanese restaurant... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There teriyaki chicken was excellent and the rice was freshly made. my wife really loved this place and the kids did as well. would return and eat here in future.

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Boulder, Colorado
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249 reviews 249 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a good choice if you want something different but are not sure you want to go all out in a Japanese restaurant. There are many kebab choices--all were delicious. Other offerings were also excellent. Reasonable prices and quick service.

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Berlin, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Yakitori Totto is a bit hidden, but we luckily found it at the first try because of a friend's directions. The kitchen is very authentic and the ingredients fresh: the tapas-like idea is very cool and allows you to try different things and share. I would recommend to book in advance cos it is not that big and gets crowded... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Very small but cosy place, so not a lot of seating, we happened to go when it wasn't too busy so got a table straight away. It had a nice atmosphere, and the food was great, one of the more memorable meals from my trip to NY! You could see the chefs put attention and care into getting the food... More 

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Houston
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was my 1st Yakitori experience and I have a lot of good things to say. We tried several food but we liked the tuna and duck bun the most. The green tea affogato ice cream was also delicious including their steamed veggies, lamb chops and tokusen Oyako Don. Service was fast and the servers were very courteous. The only... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My first experience with Yakittori and a truly exceptional experience. Don't want to write too many good things as this is a small restaurant with limited seating and it's already difficult to get a table. Everything that came was perfectly prepared and served without too many pretensions or decoration and with sauces which complimented the food. Need to go with... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This was my first visit to the Yakitori Totto . Having visited several Yakitori restaurants in Japan and Paris, I was extremely impressed with YT. Our total tab including 8 items , two beers, tax and tip was $100.00 dollars. All items where well prepared and beautifully presented. The chicken meatballs soup and the skirt stake skewers were excellent. We... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I absolutely love this place, but I hesitate to even tell you about it because it would seem from the lines that it has truly been discovered. Very hard to get a table, though they do take reservations if you make them early enough. Delicious, affordable, not fussy. It's a small dining room, but you can also eat at the... More 

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Additional Information about Yakitori Totto

Address: 251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212 245 4555
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese

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