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Yakitori Totto

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  • Japanese, Small Plates/Tapas
  • 251 W 55th St, New York NY10019 40.765223 -73.983168
  • (Btwn 8th Ave & Broadway)
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  • (212) 245-4555
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User Ratings (Based on 18 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 3.3
Service 2.8 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 245-4555
Visa, MC, AmEx
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2pm Dinner Mon-Thu: 5:30pm-12am Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-1am Sun: 5:30pm-11pm
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Late Night, Lunch Special

User Reviews

  • Yakitori Totto

    Posted by Mine on 02/15/2014

    disappointing chicken don

    I ordered "torinegi-don". It is served with "onsen-egg". It was worst chicken-don I have ever eaten in my life. It tastes just only Sake. I can not taste any chicken,but Sake. I complained about it. But waitress answered me "This is Mirin taste not Sake." I am Japanese, I know what the difference of taste and smell between Sake and Mirin. I am sure that is Sake. And also my family business in Japan is Sake store and Sake factory. They can not fool me. Even they must not fool customer like that way. If always they serve like that, they must explain that "It serves with mixing of Sake." or change the name itself as "Sake-don with chicken and onion". Sake has strong taste like destroy all any other flavors. Specially, this meal was sprinkled with uncooked Sake. Or, they have just abused me( I am just one customer.) by that way, haven't they? I want to tell you all that In Japan, we don't have any meal sprinkled by uncooked Sake to destroy flavor. If any Japanese restaurant served meal with full of smell of Sake, it means to hide any other unwelcome taste from it.

  • Yakitori Totto

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/04/2011

    Awesome Midtown Yakitori

    Can't go wrong for a fun night with friends or a date. Often a wait, but you can give your number and have a drink at mcgee's across the street while you wait.

  • Yakitori Totto

    Posted by anonymous on 03/14/2011

    what went wrong?

    no more charcoal cooking of the skewer orders, no more organic Berkshire pork . walked in last night, lady at door screamed at us. What you doing here. I believe it is under new ownership... prices have hit the roof, while food quality has a new low.. I have been going to this place for years! It is not the same Yakitori Totto

  • Yakitori Totto

    Posted by Holly on 07/04/2010

    One of Our Favorites

    This place came on high recommendation from my sister-in-law who is Japanese (and furthermore knows great food). We have dined at Yakitori Totto twice now and both times were spectacular. Yes, there were a few times we couldn't find our waiter to order more food but when he was around he was great. The hostess was very friendly as were the men cooking behind the bar. We really enjoyed: Chicken Meatball (sans the quail egg) Skirt Steak Chicken Liver Chicken Oyster Bacon Wrapped Asparagus and the old standby, Edamame. It was all lovely and we can't wait to return.

  • Yakitori Totto

    Posted by Tool from Mass on 05/18/2010

    Its tiny piece of meat on a skewer, you aint Picasso

    Read all the reviews bout the crappy service but i'm such a glutton for yakitori that i figured i'd check it anyway. My buddy backed out so I said table for one. They sat me between two couples, wouldn't let me sit at the bar, I'm a big guy so my elbows were practically in the other peoples dishes. I'm pretty sure i ruined their dinner. I ordered bout 50 dollars worth of food. Tasted pretty good, but its TINY. you'll need to eat a lot of skewers to fill up. My girl shows up, sits at my table. we order another 40 dollars worth of food. What happens next is funny. The waitor reads me a lecture. "you said you were one, but now there are two of you, that is not right, i get in trouble....etc" I'm like, what the hell is the matter with you, its not as if you're gonna sit someone at my table anyway. and were both eating. he says i misslead him. Hey buddy, dont you know that peoples plans change. Its not as if i asked for the table. I asked for the bar, which remained empty by the way till i left 2 hours later. Never again will i come here to get lectured by some tool after ordereing stupid skewers. You people have some nerve.

  • Yakitori Totto

    Posted by Food Lover on 10/14/2009

    Spectacular food, terrific services

    The food here is absolutely amazing! The best Yakitori I've ever had! I go here AT LEAST once a week, and can eat here day and night if I had the option to do so. I completely disagree with the service reviews below... the service is great! They're always packed, do you expect them to invent a seat for you when it doesn't exist or to break someone's reservation? Be patient and you will eat some delicious stuff!

  • Yakitori Totto

    Posted by anonymous on 04/05/2009

    rude service

    I just came back from eating here. I also agree with the rest of the reviewers that the service here is bad. My friend and I went after it opened 15 mins and the place with not full at all. We were sitted near the door at the bar. I ask the hostress if it ok if we sit at the table. She said it was reserved. I was ok with that and ask if we could sit futher down the bar where it wasn't that cramp. She said those were reserved as well. I know that was a lie, she was just too lazy to move our menu. During all that time when we were there, no body came in to sit at the tables. I think I read somewhere that they don't even take reservations. To top it all off they forgot one of the dish we order and ask if we still want it. We both said, "no". I felt we were rushed out of the restaurant and never ask if we want dessert. This will be the last time we come back here. The food wasn't the greatest and not worth it for rude service. My friend was still hungry afterwards so the portions are small for a grand total of $65 dollars. We didn't even order drinks. Subpar service+ small expensive portions= unhappy customers. Not worth it at all.

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