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251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212 245 4555
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Ranked #566 of 11,776 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
Boulder, Colorado
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242 reviews 242 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Regensburg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

One cannot really go wrong with ordering any item on the menu ... they are all worth a try, however if you arrive early some of the special selected parts of chicken like the chicken oyster are worth a special mention for their quality

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

small restaurent, very crowded but super tasty. We had monkfish lever, eggplant, top beef, chicken gril. fast service, very reasonable price. Only thing is that we needed to finish within one hour...so a bit of fast eating.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband and I went to this restaurant twice for dinner. The first time, we had to sit at the bar as there was no table free. The second time too. The food was really good, so we decided to go there a second time. We particularly liked the Kaisou Salad, Jidori Karaage, Tori Dango, and the choices of grilled... 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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