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Yakitori Totto

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251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019
212 245 4555
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5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Lunch

Visited this restaurant for my birthday lunch yesterday. All the staff that I encountered were very nice. Enjoyed my meal overall. I had the bacon wrapped asparagus in an attempt to try to be healthy ::shrugs shoulders:: and the short rib lunch meal. There was no wait at all, and my food came... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chantal J
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant for my birthday lunch yesterday. All the staff that I encountered were very nice. Enjoyed my meal overall. I had the bacon wrapped asparagus in an attempt to try to be healthy ::shrugs shoulders:: and the short rib lunch meal. There was no wait at all, and my food came in a timely manner. Not sure if... More 

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Thank Chantal J
Redwood City, California, United States
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this little place hidden upstairs. Genuinely Japanese in spirit, service and food. Yakitori is a perfect place to take friends who have only experienced sushi and don't know the full range of great foods in Japan. Highly recommended; but be willing to wait!

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Thank Gayle M
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Came here for lunch with some colleagues from the office, and I had never heard about Yakitori Totto, but my goodness was it tasty. Nice and casual, but I understand that it can get really busy so try and avoid the rush.

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Thank Barkhuizen
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This appears to be a neighbourhood gem. Tucked away upstairs in a cozy restaurant it is perfect for a date night out. Food was simple with fantastic flavours and we left very full and very happy

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Thank Chelsea N
Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

what a lovely find while on holiday in NY, if you fancy something a bit different this is the place, I really cannot fault it, our waiter 'shoe' (probably the wrong spelling) was excellent, took us through the menu and helped us order every step of the way. Highly recommended. Get lots of small dishes and try as much as... More 

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Thank banter69live
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

No joke, this place is my favorite place to eat. Ever. The precision, quality, consistency, food, and service are amazing. I've tried almost everything on the menu and I was never disappointed. And for this kind of dining the price really isn't that bad. Small place, get here early. Be prepared to sit very close to the person next to... More 

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Thank Mezasu
Sydney
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This restaurant is far from spacious. If you don't have any reservation, it's likely you will have to wait for around 15 minutes to half an hour, depending on the number of people in your party. We had dinner here twice. The food impressed us as it reminded us of the yakitori bars in Shinjuku. We found some items to... More 

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Thank EG233
Carmel, California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The menu is limited and more geared towards adult tastes but both my girls, 11 and 13, found something worthwhile and very tasty. Keep in mind these are all small plates, but priced accordingly and all prepared with an obvious attention to detail and presentation. The shitake mushrooms (a mere two on a skewer, were especially tasty. The ahi tuna,... More 

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Thank Brian S
Weehawken, New Jersey
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224 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Came here after work and it was amazing! I suggest getting there early but I was by myself. I had to wait about 15 to 20 mins for a seat but it wasnt bad at all. They have a great selection of yakitori. I had the pork belly with mustard, the asparagus wrapped with bacon and the chicken skin. Also... More 

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Thank Thebrownkidblog
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Great atmosphere and even better food. Beef and chicken skewers superb. Great sake choices. Can't wait to get back to try more of the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212 245 4555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Spanish, Asian
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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