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Yakitori Totto
Today 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM
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251 W 55th St New York, NY 10019
251 West 55th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10019
$$Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Today 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Saturday 5:30 PM – 1:00 AMSunday 5:30 – 11:00 PMMonday 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 1:00 AMTuesday 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 1:00 AMWednesday 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 1:00 AMThursday 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 1:00 AMFriday 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM
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Upstairs Japanese yakitori spot transporting diners to Tokyo via grilled skewers & a bustling scene.- Google
"Their chicken meatball skewer with sauce is delicious."
"The highlights were the monkfish liver and all the chicken skewers."
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Daniel Leong
in the last week
Serving amazing yakitori in an intimate setting, Yakitori Totto is a truly enjoyable dining experience. The special chicken innard sticks may not be for everyone, but I do highly recommend trying them! Arrive early, though, because they are time-limited by supply. The unajuu is also huge and exquisite, if you want something a bit different. Their prices are not cheap, but everything is definitely worth it.
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Bob Lou
a month ago
Immediately apparent, is the space; it is a very cozy, authentic, and located on the 2nd floor. The grill is visible and you can see your order being prepared. Then menu is diverse and pretty much everything I had was good. The highlights were the monkfish liver and all the chicken skewers. There were many curious items like heart atriums and knee bones that were tasty. The chicken "oysters" were amazing. Very juicy and tender on the inside and grilled nicely on the outside. Lots of unique and tasty items.
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Cici Cen
5 months ago
The most horrible, disgusting, disappointing service in the world!!!! Rude Waitress Julie, you owe us an apology!!! My experience at Yakitori Totto last night was a ridiculous drama.The waiters and waitresses at Yakitori Totto, you should go to Broadway or Hollywood, sincerely, that tiny little noisy restaurant doesn't fit you. I've never ever met such bad customer services, actually terrible service is not enough to describe the whole thing. Scene 1: My train to NYC was late, so my husband went to Yakitori Totto first. Since RULE 1 at this restaurant is no takeaway, my husband decided to wait for a seat and pack something for me. When he told Waitress Julie there was only 1 guest, she started to roll her eyes.. Scene 2: My husband ordered two Negi Tori Don and two skewers, but he was served with three skewers. He just asked "I only ordered two why you give me three"? Yes, just this simple sentence brought the whole drama. To my husband's surprise, the baby-fat waitress started acting, she imitated what my husband was ordering! She rest her chin on her hand and mimic "hmm actually the chicken was good"... Guys, she can explain using her words, not imitating! I know you feel so boring at serving in this little room, but you cannot humiliate your customer! Scene 3 (the climax): Since the food was not ready when I arrived at NYC, I decided to go to Yakitori Totto and joined my husband. There were three empty seats when I arrived, so I asked the lady at front desk (I didn't know she was RUDE Julie) politely: "My husband is sitting there and there's an empty seat next to him, can I join him?" She rolled her eyes and ignored me, so I asked again. She said rudely " you can go ahead". However, after we ordered more skewers, a waiter suddenly came and talked to me "you cannot seat here, other customers are waiting." I looked around, 0 waiting and 2 available seats. So I asked him where are the other customers. Then this waiter went to RUDE Julie, and came back saying "Sorry you cannot seat here, you BREAK THE RULE." Are you serious??? "What rules did I break and where are the other customers?" He waited for two more minutes and found two ladies who just arrived and said "they are waiting". OMG!!!!!!!!!! Scene 4: I ran to the front desk and argued with RUDE Julie for minutes. She was cold, rude and not educated at all. She used "what the hell" but I didn't use any F word, though I thought she deserved it. Hi Yakitori Totto, I know you are spoiled by your customers, but you have to apologize to me, and send your dramatic employees to Broadway and hire some educated polite ones. Honestly, the current ones are the shame of Japanese culture and Japanese services.
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Juelin Wang
3 months ago
I like the creamy xxxx tofu as dessert. Perfect.
Eric Klein
a week ago
Great yakitori, very small quiet atmosphere . Authentic seeming. Little pricy, but excellent food.
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Anurag Mitra
2 months ago
We started from work and reached there around 2:00 pm. We had to wait for a while to get seated. However food was worth the wait. We got a beef yakitori served with egg and rice and if also comes with miso soup and salad. In all lovely food will visit again. BTW with respect to the last review didn't find folks rude there + waitress were kinda cool and spoke japanese. Note they provide chopsticks if you don't know how to use one you can ask for a fork as well. Ittadakimas
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Athena Chang
11 months ago
I am grateful Yakitori Totto is so close to my work so I can go there often. Lunch traffic is definitely much better than the dinner crowd! I really like their BBQ skewers as well as their lunch menu only ramen. You can't go wrong with the cow tongue, bacon with asparagus and pretty much anything! I plan on coming back every week!
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Travis W Keyes
a week ago
A upstairs hidden treasure with great food but be prepared to wait...