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YAKINIKU TORAJI, New York, NY

YAKINIKU TORAJI

4.7
4.7
67 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Toraji is a “yakiniku” style BBQ restaurant.
Since our first shop has been established in 1995 in Tokyo, Ebisu area, we came a long way.
Starting with “namuru” and “kimchi” Korean style steamed and pickeled vegetables, continuing with tongue, ribs and/or outside skirt, finishing with cold noodles or “pibimpab”korean style mixed rice .
bowl. We are comited to provide you the “yakiniku” you want for the days you feel like having a “yakiniku”.
We as pro won`t do any compromise in terms of ingredients, taste or service, Toraji will continue to promote the right way the yakiniku culture, bringing taste, happiness and health to our customers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (929) 417-2629

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    43rd Street Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    4, 5, 6, 7 and S subway lines, Metro-North Railroad, and M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32 and M42 buses to Grand Central Terminal

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Japanese

  • Manhattan

    Japanese

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  1. FG

    FGMiami

    Miami

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience. Understaffed but great food and service. A place for a Japanese bbq dinner where you can actually have a conversation with friends and family. Will be back
  2. JS

    JohnS

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    There were 5 of us with a 730 reservation. We were seated for 20 minutes before anyone showed up. Had to request water. Drinks took 15. Minutes to come. They didn’t have any of the wines on their menu. They offered us a Robert HALL Chardonnay for $60. That’s a crazy price for an $11 wine. Anyway the food was good. However , it’s Japanese barbecue and we had to figure out how to get the temperature right. The server set it too low and nothing was cooking.
  3. CT

    CocoT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server is very nice. The food was very fresh and delicious. It was same quality with the Toraji I ate in Japan.
  4. CN

    CNLi

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience. Good for private conversation.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good stuff
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with quality food
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my 9 year old. The staff was lovely and we had a great meal.
  8. L

    Leslie

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    超がっかり 。Very disappointed at my partner’s birthday dinner. I have been here couple times and I brought my partner here for his birthday dinner. I left note and called the restaurant to prepare some candles for us just for small surprise, and I asked specific person to serve us so they know what to do. And then, what happened? Nothing happened. Nothing! Nothing! Great. Don’t know where to put my anger. Disappointed to death. Thank you.
  9. L

    Lily

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We liked 5 out of the 6 cuts for the TORAJI set. Be sure to ask for spoons if you prefer eating your soup that way. Overall, the meal was absolutely delicious. One of our guests had strict dietary restrictions and they were able to accommodate by excluding certain ingredients or letting us know beforehand if the restriction could be accommodated.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a full great experience of Toraji course. High quality of foods and they all tasted delicious 🤤 ~ Definitely recommended this restaurant to anyone 🙃
  11. BF

    BF4E

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was great dinner. Our server was very nice guy. We had Toraji Course. Perfect portion for us but maybe not enough for American people. I felt little dissatisfied because they serve the best meat plate first. Even second plate meat was good quality but I felt little disappointed. I think they should serve the best meat as entree and then I could have a happy ending. And in the course, they serve 2 different kind of soup but one is okay but two is too much. The server was kind enough to offer Mochi ice cream for my son as a complement and made my son’s day happy too. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner a lot.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Subpar service. If you like being ignored or seeing your table full filed with empty plates / used napkins please come. We went around 5:30pm and the place only has 3 table of guests. There were 5 servers and no one is serving us. When i told them I feel very disrespected and ignored they seem careless. Plus the servers English are pretty bad so I get it if they don’t understand what I’m talking about. Overall it’s a bad experience and there were so many good restaurant don’t waste your time
  13. TE

    TooEasy

    New York Area

    132 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    For a high priced restaurant, paper napkins? Food, service were okay, drinks weren’t! With So many better Japanese restaurants in NYC, many within a few blocks, why go here?
  14. SW

    StevenW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was attentive. Quality of meat was exceptional.
  15. Y

    Yuki

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was great as well.
  16. GH

    GuanHaoY

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The service was really bad, especially the Japanese server
  17. P

    Phil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good service every time I come in. My go-to spot for yakiniku.
  18. DN

    DavidN

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The combination of food, ambiance and value here surpasses any other Yakiniku restaurant in the city. Everything is tremendous
  19. MF

    MmmF

    Tokyo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was great, but we sat at 9:30 and were one of the last tables and it was quite obvious that they wanted us OUT. They stated placing all the meat we had on the plates on the grill and started clearing plates that weren’t finished.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Service is terrible considering the
  21. CU

    CUTO

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, nothing you can cook at home..attentive and friendly staff/service. ambiance enhanced by good design..No complaints, very good experience..third visit
  22. KA

    KaoriA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Expensive but so worth it for the quality of food and experience for special occasions. We came here for dinner for our anniversary weekend, and it was so nice to have our own semi-private table, especially considering most other restaurants in NYC have tight space and you can barely hear each other. We ordered 4 kalbi and 2 soups w rice inside, and it was plenty of food for the 2 of us. Will definitely be back again!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best stars for all!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried one of the set menu which was pretty good value for the amount of high quality meat we got. Everything from appetizers to dessert was great. Service was excellent as well.
  25. NK

    NaoyaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    お米が少し柔らかいかな、と感じました。もう少し硬い(水が少ない)ほうが好みです。  ご馳走様でした。
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing and the ambiance is great! Even with just the Standard course, it’s a great selection of meat!
  27. M

    Mu63chu

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good meat/cuts, first classic ingredients; never tired to come back.And service impeccable
  28. KA

    KAZU5

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Good quality. Some staffs were unkind which were only pity. But overall I am satisfied.
  29. R

    Rafa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, and our servers were attentive but not intrusive. Thanks for a great dinner!
  30. E

    Exceptional

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great ambiance, very nice and professional staff! Overall we had a wonderful experience for our first time here. I highly recommended it! We'll go again.
  31. C

    Charl

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Good place, the booths are really private which is nice. But I felt we was being rushed out, our desert was on the table before we had even finished the mains. It came across pretty rude. The guy that cared for us personally was very good but the others not as much.
  32. NS

    NaokiSuzuki

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great foods and service. Cozy and spacious tables. Definitely one of the best BBQ in NYC.
  33. MO

    MOMO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The quality of meat, the service is exceptional. Beautiful modern interior is perfect for casual date nights.
  34. R

    Rumi

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was Toraji-En we know in Japan! It’s a Japanese style BBQ restaurant. Look similar to Korean style but the place is probably better for dating. Our seat was Ozashiki seat and had a nice distance from other table. You can order the very high end Wagyu meat but standard Karubi and Harami are still so good. You need to cook the meat at your table. Just cook it as it gets brown a little like medium rare so you still can taste the sweetness of the meat!! I also would like you to try the steak nigiri( sushi). It is a bit pricey but it really melts in your mouth! The service is also Japanese style. They will bring you what you need quickly but they won’t ask you about the food too much. As you finish it, their Annie Tofu (it is actually not a tofu. It’s like chinese style panned cotta, or milk mousse with almond flavor. It’s very refreshing. They said they are open for lunch. I with I could go!!! The price is moderately expensive but it is about the same price we pay in Tokyo so if I can enjoy the same experience in NY with the amount I paid, I think it’s reasonable. :-)
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food quality was superb. Ordered a la Carte proteins and veggie. Sides and soups are shareable portions for sure. Flier was outstanding
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ニューヨークにしてはコスパよくおなかいっぱいになれました。
  37. NY

    NYCfoodie

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have had in a while. I will definitely be back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was phenomenal. The service was great but they would occasionally cook our meat. That is OK if they were consistent. We were confused if we had to take over at times since they gave little guidance
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    毎回NYに来る度に予定していながら実現出来なかったTorajiへやっと初来店出来ました。今回は高校生の娘がカーネギーホールでピアノの授賞式があってLAから来ました。滞在最終日は雨が降り、滞在先から少し距離があったので来店を迷いましたが、Torajiを選んで大正解でした!入口からとても気持ちの良い対応をして下さり、この旅最後の食事(お疲れ様会)がこの上なく素晴らしい時間になりました。厚切り塩タンを初めて頂きましたがびっくりする程美味しかったです!お肉の美味しさはもちろんですが、キムチもとても美味しかったので、感激しました。次回も必ず伺いたいです♪
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The service was terrible and the restaurant was not clean.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

YAKINIKU TORAJI offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (929) 417-2629.

YAKINIKU TORAJI is rated 4.7 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for YAKINIKU TORAJI

217 E 43rd St 1f, New York, NY 10017-4701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    43rd Street Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    4, 5, 6, 7 and S subway lines, Metro-North Railroad, and M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32 and M42 buses to Grand Central Terminal

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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