Toriko NY

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Yakitori
Welcome to Toriko New York!

Upscale Japanese grilled chicken in Yakitori Style: bringing the flavor of downtown Tokyo to New York City.

RESERVATIONS
Please note that reservations are strictly for TASTING MENU ONLY. You can choose from any of our four tasting menus ranging from $45 to $100. You can order additional a la carte menu items with your tasting menu reservation.
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If you would like to order only from our a la carte menu you will be seated in the bar area. No reservation is required for seating in the bar area but is on a first come first serve basis.
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DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
(Kindly advise us if there are any allergies to note, these include accommodating vegetarian, vegan and other dietary requests)

* CANCELLATION *
(Please note, there is a $30 per person charge for ALL last minute cancellations within 24hrs of your reservation. NO EXCEPTIONS)

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 78 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

午餐和晚餐服务都很好👍、我们内藏部位、主厨很贴心帮我们配餐!
鳥スープラーメンはおすすめです。

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, authentic, amazing staff and a fun unique experience

p
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! I'll be back soon for sure!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and servers paid attention to our specifications which is no organs (chicken heart, gizzard, etc.) for my friend. They replaced it with different skewer and my friends—who are visiting—were so happy. Even if it’s a busy night, the chefs made it to a point to serve us our skewers which is truly a Japanese omotenashi. Plus their dessert’s the bomb! 😋👌🏻♥️ Can’t wait to go back!

PS. I recommend to dine either early dinner like 6PM or by 8PM to avoid crazy busy dining hall.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best yakitori I have ever had. Authentic decor and food. Service was very good. It is on the expensive side but is worth it. I will definitely come back.

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food!

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was so delicately made and great taste, service is really nice

GB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE will be back here without a doubt. The preparation and ingredients were outstandingly high. It was a wonderful experience and delicious.

SP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The best dish was the tartare however the remainder of the dishes either lacked salt or flavor.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Sent message to management and still haven’t heard back. Shame.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding yakitori and tasting menu. Delivered expertly and executed beautifully. Ate for a business lunch. Also an incredible value, the Toriko meal could be priced for twice as much. Each dish a work of art. I will be back every time I visit NYC.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it! I will be there soon!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I went to Toriko for my fiancé’s birthday. We ordered the omakase tasting menu and a bottle of wine. The food was not bad but they seem very disorganized. There is only one person behind the grill and they look like they are constantly scrambling and trying to figure out who ordered what. I had to pull up the tasting menu on my phone to make sure they served everything that’s included. They missed the king crab dish and we had to remind them. When I made the reservation, I had specified it’s the male guest’s birthday and we would like to order the birthday platter, again, I had to remind them as it looked like everyone was cleaning up for closing already and we still haven’t gotten our platter. To add on, the waiter brought our check over and doubled the price of the wine we ordered and claimed it was a “glitch”. Always double check your check!! They have to a lot of improvements to work on .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We reserved a seat table, not bar. But the waiter led us to the bar table without any explanation. The food was delicious, but the wait was tooooooo long! We waited for 30 minutes from one course to next course. After the dinner, we even found out the chef didn’t serve us one of the course listed in the menu. We recommend the manager to hire more employees to better serve customers.

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting menu, DO reserve if you plan to not have to wait, seating is limited.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

definitely; we did the tasting menu at the counter, outside of the fact was amazing in taste and preparation, the timing and spacing between dishes, the order of which the dishes were presented, was very thoughtful and spot on.
extremely satisfying dining experience.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservation for lunch on 6:/30 by using open table.

And we were modified at that time when we reached the restaurant.

This was so surprised for us and then we should change our plan even though we expected to enjoy our lunch at this restaurant.

We know this restaurant is one of the greatest Yakitori restaurants in US. We hope that based on this experience
they will reconsider how to handle reservations and should improve it very near future.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

コストパフォーマンスがとても良く
料理もとても美味しかったです

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

マンハッタン1の美味しさ!

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Z
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great, authentic-feeling Japanese yakitori scene where you can go with an Omakase experience that will actually leave you full and satisfied. Paired with sake, this made for an intimate, delicious, and immersive dining experience in a quiet environment.

DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing

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T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing service. Amazing knowledge.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and relaxing environment!

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The amuse bouche were incredible. The chicken was perfectly cooked from simple breast to complex heart. Service was professional. polite, and friendly. Best Yakitori I have had in 5 years and Yakitori is my go to birthday treat.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricey - food was good. The tasting menu consists of only chicken skewers : for what you can find elsewhere. I would have preferred a la carte.

j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Because we had reserved we could only get the tasting menu. It was delicious, but they seemed to have decimated the chicken population with about 6 or more chicken dishes: thighs, hearts, breast, ground and more. More variation would have been welcome especially after the extraordinary 4 dish amuse-bouche.

Lovely place and impeccable service. Worth the price.

MK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Toriko. We sat at the counter, on the side, so were able to see a bit of the grilling and preparation of the skewers, and one of chefs was particularly attentive and friendly. We enjoyed every part of the Omakase set and found our skewers to be really well cooked, especially the chicken. The drinks we had were lovely, as well. Highly recommend for a special experience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food is great, service is incredibly slow and disorganized

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Some of the most tender and juicy chicken I’ve had ever

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Verybnice setting and enjoyed the various skewers they provided. Definitely authentic and will repeat!

MJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with friends.

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s was okay... really just okay. Had the toriko menu (just appetizers and skewers). The breast meat was a bit overdone and the wasabi was bland. The sauce for the chicken oyster overpowered the chicken. The hearts, chicken wing, and neck meat tasted good. The liver was... well tasted just like liver. They were also missing some typical Japanese skewers that day too (on a Friday evening). The appetizers were very good - especially the cup of chicken broth and the chawanmushi was soft and tender. Overall, okay.

MM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only issue was server left cork from bottle in the wine on uncorking.

RL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

There was an obnoxious group of people there and no one handled the situation. It was an unpleasant dining experience filled with screaming drunk people next to us. The food was good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a Japanese and I know when I have good Yakitori.
This is good stuff and the course is great. Get the 85 one, much better cost prof wise.
If you like parts that run out quickly, get there by 6pm.

JH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I had a good time at Toriko. The The sous chef Irene was talkative, knowledgeable and personable, and the chef working the yakitori was focused and produced some great skewers, though chicken was a little over-represented. I’m adventurous when it comes to which parts of an animal I’ll Try so I hope to see something a little more out there than chicken hearts and gizzards next time. As far as service goes, you could tell that the chefs were getting a bit frustrated with the wait staff who were competent, but didn’t seem to have their hearts into it as much as the two preparing the food. I don’t mind waiting for drinks, but seeing the chefs plead with their eyes to get their hard work out to tables hot and on time hurt me! Small details like that matter in such an intimate setting. I’ll return for the food for sure, but I’ll Save that fifth star for when the wait staff can get their game face on.

SM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and service was superb

LP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about Toriko. Amazing food, staff, and experience. Sit at the bar and enjoy!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Made a reservation back in December for the counter and were seated at a table. I reminded the restaurant twice that we booked a counter seat and both times I was told that they had it noted.

We also were not told about the $100 menu for VDay. I thought it was the regular omakase price until the day before when I was sent a photo of the menu with the price listed.

Food was mediocre, skewers were good but truffle rice dish sort of tasteless. Oysters could have been chilled more.

Ambiance was fun overall.

RM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We reserved counter seating months in advance for a special occasion. The seating process was stressful and messy, and we were not sat at the counter. Food is good but not worth the stress!