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Yakitori Totto

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251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5202
212 245 4555
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent little restaurant specialised in yakitoris, with friendly staff, nice decor but mainly what is important is the quality of food. Yakitoris are delicious and made in front of you. Highly recommended.

Thank Alejandro C
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Japanese food, the beef, chicken wrapped in green peppers, the lamb chops, the goza, dumplings, mushrooms, eggplant, and pork were excellent!!!!, only the plain regular chicken in yakitori was tasteless.

Thank Rajan P
Panama City, Panama
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit if u like yakitori. It's authentic n delicious . Just a bit small so have to wait to be seated, but it's quick. We had the beef harami, capsicum stuffed with chicken, pork with ponzu sauce, fried tofu, dumplings, eggplant n mushrooms. The lamp chops were delicious. Try the green tea Michu icecream perfect end to... More 

Thank Koms70
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a special restaurant in New York City, it is been open for 15 years and while the neighborhood gets better and better all around, this small enclave on the 2nd floor is such a treasure. There's delicious sashimi that is remarkably fresh and a generous portion that you can get in anticipation of all the wonderful grilled foods... More 

Thank CarterDC
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

For excellent Japanese food (beyond sushi) in a small, cozy and intimate atmosphere, you can't go wrong. We sampled a bunch of the chicken and vegetable and seafood dishes. The silver fish were delicious, as was the chicken liver. Everything else was solid. Very good but not the best I've had (that would be Ippuku in Berkeley).

Thank Daniel W
São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Trying to find some place open till late we stumbled upon this izakaya type of yakitoriya. Portions were really small for the most part but tasty, exception to the unaju which I'll talk about more later. Skewers were around U$3,00 to U$3,50 and tiny. I have worked for several Japanese restaurants as a chef and I had not seen skewers... More 

Thank eduardosuga
Sydney, Australia
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Absolutely fantastic food at a reasonable price. Nice dishes. Inventive and traditional cuisine at the same time. Some good sake too. This little restaurant is nestled in a small building, second floor, not far from Boradway. It conviniently opens at 5.30 so it's ideal for early dinners before a show.

Thank Peter_Euskadi
Jefferson City, Missouri
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Remember the saying " don't judge a book by its cover"? Well keep that in mind when you arrive at the entrance to Yakitori Totto, yes keeping going up the stairs, I know it will look sketchy but don't turn around or leave. The seating is limited and the quarters are beyond tight and you will be seated very close... More 

Thank dontcallmeNeena
Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Super efficient use of time and space.The entrance is a very steep stairway which does not put you in a good mood. The lunch menu is limited; however there is a dish for every eater- conservative to experimental. Prices are expensive when the portion size is taken into account. Get there before the lunchtime crowd. After 12:00 noon gets very... More 

Thank eatafood
Mexico City, Mexico
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Dont miss asparragus and bacon skewers. You would never forget the flavor. Edamames, croquettes and beef skewers ara amazing. Small and busy place, so be patient.

Thank GabyUMexico City

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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, Reservations
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 10019-5202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212 245 4555

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