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Yakitori Totto

251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5202
+1 212-245-4555
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“skewers” (36 reviews)
“yakitori” (71 reviews)
Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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251 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5202
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Yakitori Totto is a decent yakitori joint in the Hell's Kitchen area. The skewers aren't too creative, but they hit the spot. Some of the meats are juicy and delicious, while others are nothing to write home. The space itself is small, and during weekends...More

Thank Tunaidi
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Very authentic Japanese restaurant . Skewers of meat and classics from endamami , dumplings to tuna with avocado. Delicious cucumber in sauce , pork with mustard sauce, lamb chop and skirt steak. Very small space. Try to make a reservation or be willing to wait....More

Thank NC R
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Arrived for a 5:30 reservation and within minutes the place was packed. We sat at the counter and ordered several of their specialty options and some of the traditional yakitori selections. Each skewer was very good, the service was attentive, the sake recommendation was good...More

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This made me feel like I was in Tokyo again! They even treated me like a Gaijin (foreigner) just like in Tokyo. They gave me a fork/spoon instead of chopsticks. I made sure to let them know I only used the chopsticks. haha. I had...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The shop is small: maybe space for a dozen people at the counter and perhaps another dozen at tables. As a party of one coming at lunch time, I waited 15 min foot a spot at the counter. Yakitori is one of my favorite Japanese...More

Thank jeanjane112
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Love this place. It's a great find, however, you'd have to really know about to actually find it. Located off of 8th Avenue, this small little Japanese restaurant serves mostly skewers, of almost everything. The menu includes among other things: chicken, pork, beef, lamb, seafood...More

Thank Nanci C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great place! i love everything about it, specially the food. I visited it with 2 friends last August and they loved it too. the food is amazing and the price is right. I will come back every time than I visit NYC. We ordered 11...More

Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The feeling in this joint was very Japanese. The prices were much higher than similar items in Tokyo, and the flavor of the food was not anything to write home about. I enjoyed the atmosphere, but was not impressed with how the food tasted. We...More

1  Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This upstairs Japanese is authentic and always busy. The food is very good but crowded and hectic. Negi Tori Don chicken was great $14. Tori dango steamed rice so so.

Thank JNWSuisse
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I've been meaning to try this place since a famous three star Michelin chef told me I had to check it out whenever I was in Mid Town, so I went yesterday and enjoyed it very much. The lunch bowl prices are very reasonable (from...More

Thank adrian m
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carol m
21 December 2016|
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Response from dontcallmeNeena | Reviewed this property |
What do you mean by accessible? Wheelchair? I would say no at first thought, there was a steep set of stairs and the dining room is close and tight- however to have absolute correct knowledge it always best to call and ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-245-4555
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