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Yakitori Totto

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251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5202
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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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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142 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I am very saddened to write this review. I have been going to this restaurant for over 10 years and when I first went it was amazing. The quality of the food items were top notch. Tonight after having not visited in awhile, I return to find that so much has changed. The most obvious was the clientele which were... More 

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St. Thomas
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I came a long way to check this place out and it was worth the travel. It is a small place. Three of us went on a sunday night. There was about a 15 minute wait. Don't be turned off by the stairs to the second floor. The staff was excellent. The food even better. No chicken livers available was... More 

Thank 1dartman
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This place has been around for a long time and it is still hard to get a reservation unless you book well in advance. We have been here numerous times and were never disappointed. One of the best yakitori joints in NYC and the prices are very reasonable. They also have an extensive menu and most of the items are... More 

Thank Miumiu88
Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Very good pricing!!! Don't order too much of one thing try everything or as much as you can handle. The Kobe beef on skewer was awesome!!!! Great atmosphere great sushi even though limited choice but everything else makes a very nice Asian meze. Will be coming back again for sure.

Thank alkam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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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