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“Good Izakaya”
Review of Yakitori Taisho

Yakitori Taisho
Ranked #2,625 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Izakaya”
Reviewed July 3, 2011

If you ended up in New York instead of Tokyo, no problem, go to Yakitori Taisho and you'll taste a good Izakaya (beer and small food until late in the night).
Well, service could be a bit better but the grilled squid (ika) and gyoza (grilled raviolis) were very good.
I recommend it, it worth to wait 20 min outside before getting a seat. Don't forget to pick up your sugar cup when leaving the restaurant to make your own candy floss.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
philly
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“St. Mark's Street probably deserves better places”
Reviewed January 2, 2011

-- The food and drinks were very basic, and by no means cheap for their quality.
-- If you order a "grapefruit cocktail", you will be given ingredients to make it yourself at the table (incl. a grapefruit)
-- A server suddenly got that "deer in headlights" look when asked to explain a dish and a drink on the menu.
-- The servers were much more comfortable talking to the other staff than to the customers.

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“Cheap Yakitori restaurant in East Village.”
Reviewed January 30, 2010

Cheap Yakitori restaurant in East Village.

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“Best cheap Japanese food I've had, aside from actual Japan”
Reviewed March 10, 2009

I overheard the most ridiculously perverted conversation of my life here...and they have bacon wrapped skewers and cheese potatoes...MMMM. But yes, dont expect anyone to actually make sure you're doing alright or anything here, the service is bad but the food is REALLY cheap and good. I miss it most out of my last new york trip.

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“All style and no substance.”
Reviewed December 27, 2008

All style and no substance.

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