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Yakitori Totto

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$$ - $$$
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251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-245-4555
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I have been patrons of this restaurant for over 13 years, and have never been so affronted and offended by the staff at this restaurant. Never in all my experiences here, good and bad, have I been treated in this utterly disgusting manner. I am so truly disappointed. I understand that this is a popular restaurant, averaging... More 

Thank Andy T
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Japanese yakitori is always delicious and consistent. What I liked about this spot is that, even though it is the same style of food as many other yakitori locations, the quality of the food here is top notch. Can't go wrong with the Wagyu beef or lamp chop! Eel don was also delicious and omg they have a DIY grapefruit... More 

Thank ballychang91
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a place for chicken skewer. However, they do have a few highlights: (1) Agedashi Tofu: i.e. codl soy sauce tofu (2) Tsukune: meatball (3) Skirt steak: the best that I have had (4) eel Don't order the following ones (1) any thing about chicken (2) anything about exotic items such as beef tongue (3) don't order pork... More 

Thank Shiny Z
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were not disappointed! Stick to chicken skewers here and you will be pleased. All the skewers had a nice char and good seasoning. Favorites include chicken skin, neck, and cartilage. If you want something more filling, try the ochazuke- a rice dish with hot tea.

Thank Amy W
Dwight, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Very good. Their main downfall is they are too busy. I felt a little rushed and did not enjoy that all the people waiting in line were watching me eat. Yakitori was very good despite electric grill. Karaage had bone - where are we, Kushiro??

Thank MTLbikeman
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

I saw so many good review about this place and yes this restaurant is very busy and recommended ti have a reservation. However just prepare with the quality of food, although it is acceptable but non WOW.

Thank Vincent H
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

This is a fabulous place. The food is delicious, you sit at the counter and watch how they prepare new delicacies, you can then decide what may be worth to try. The atmosphere is very authentic, most of the patrons are Japanese, and all staff members are from Japan anyhow. Make sure you have a reservation (although it would be... More 

Thank Meredith100
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 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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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
$15 - $20
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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: +1 212-245-4555

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