Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia

4.7
446 reviews
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Yakitori Boy is an Izakaya, a Japanese pub offering a selection of tapas style dishes, sushi and more than 30 selections of yakitori skewers of meat, seafood and vegetables. We serve our full dinner and bar menu on both floors; with a great nightlife scene upstairs at Japas Karaoke Lounge. Our private rooms accommodate up to 20 guests for business meetings and private parties. Come eat, drink and sing! For karaoke lounge and private rooms reservations, please visit www.yakitoriboy.com.
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Although the service was good, the food was less than appealing. Greasy udon noodles and forgettable gyozas. The Yakitori skewers were okay. Creepy atmosphere and loud drunken parties. Ah well...

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food

JS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful time at Yakitori! Good food, great service and an energetic atmosphere! Thank you for having us!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Went for a bachelorette party and the service was fast, the drinks were great, and everyone was friendly!

BF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only problem is those little sticks are so good and at a glance $2-3 a piece is pretty cheap but after a few drinks you lose track of how many you ate and before you know it you just spent $100.. don't misunderstand though, they're worth it. Just a little advice for those who may appreciate it.

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food 🍣🍚🍸

MM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for the $1 skewers which were good and a lot of fun to eat. We also got a few items off the menu to supplement the skewers. The service was excellent--wait staff very attentive and quick with food and beverages. Not too loud, which was a relief. Would go again

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Jenna and go back for her service and the chicken meat balls

CH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time on a Saturday night at the Yakitori Boy. A lot to choose from on the menu. We didn't have sushi (gf doesn't eat sushi) but the sushi that arrived at the next table looked very good. Shrimp tempura , sweet potato tempura were great. They kitchen knows how to fry tempura. Tried salmon neck.
I could have had a couple more. Great tasty appetizer. Chicken yakitori was very good as well. I had the unagi (eel) don. We didn't do karaoke.
Servers were attentive . Food came out on time.

J
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not many other options, so would recommend on lack of other options. Not bad if you're in the area, but not spectacular enough to travel for. Decent selection of yakatori items, but pricier and not as well executed as I hoped.

J
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance! Great food and customer service. Reasonable prices. Highly recommend. And I can't forget the great music selection.

NZ
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We usually go here during the week and it is absolutely perfect! We went on a Saturday and late, and it was excruciatingly loud! It was so crowded we had to eat at a little corner at the bar! The guests near us were drunk and loud and literally in order to eat food and peas, I had to wear air plugs. I love this place and I love their food but I will never go on a Saturday night again. We will know better next time. Thank you for still having fresh and delicious food even with the frenzied commotion. It was amazing, still. Even, at 1:15 in the morning!

RH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great friendly service and very good sushi and happy hour specials

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious my first time experiencing sushi and I will be going again.

NZ
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you for being open late night, and having such a wonderful server, Jenna, who took care of us very well! We loved the food it was the freshest sushi we’ve ever had! What a delight!

NZ
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Our favorite server, Jenna, we always have the most perfect meal, when she is there! It was a Wednesday, and it was calm and quiet, and the food was the freshest we have ever had there!!

NZ
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always great here, but the service is better when Jenna is there!! 😇🙏

j
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!

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HB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent place for our Easter dinner. We got a box each, some sushi and an appetizer. Finished it of with some great dessert and it all came out to only $50 for both. Great value for amazing food - also had a great server, so sweet and caring giving us great recommendations. Will for sure be back, sooner than later!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you very much for an amazing dining experience! Our server was courteous, attentive, accommodating, and demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the menu; providing some excellent suggestions. This was our third visit and we will certainly return again sometime soon!

GT
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little place with extensive menu all well prepared..The skewers are their signature. I had the chicken livers and eggplant to start.. Perfection! Wednesday sushi special roll with four pieces only $2.50.. service was friendly gracious and attentive in central Philadelphia! going back tonight.

JZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It's a nice experience, dark, quiet, romantic. Food is average at best. Service, although friendly and accurate, needs to be more attentive. Pricing is fair. I would go back but it wouldn't be high on the list.

KL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. We shared a lot of different items from the menu, and they were all very tasty. It was served very fast.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!

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NZ
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always fresh and delicious! We are very grateful that Yakitori Boy is open late! Really love the vegetarian sushi choices!

NZ
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is very good here! The server, Jenna, is the best server there! Somehow, the food always tastes better when she serves it! There was one little problem with a new product they are now serving, the vegetarian dumplings. We both tried it, and, this one time, we were both disappointed in it.
We are hoping that they change it back to the original dumplings that were very good. Other than that, all of the food here was extremely good!

NZ
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always very fresh and delicious here and we are so grateful that you are open late night with such wonderful food! The best in all of Chinatown!

SW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

we arrived at 530pm and were served quickly with good food well prepared.

MS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Karaoke lounge rooms are great!!!! No need to go down and eat dinner which we made the mistake of doing since it’s all tapas, spend more time in the private room if you can.

NZ
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great, fresh, and delicious, especially when we have our favorite server, Jenna! 🎊🍀🙏 So glad they changed their veggie dumplings to something wonderful!!! This third one is good...!

AC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super affordable fresh food. Highly recommend to anyone trying to have a decent inexpensive night out with anyone.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Would recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Table we were given was perfect!

NZ
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always good, but we did not have our favorite server Jenna, so the service was not as pure perfection, as we were used to. We eat here very often. But the new person was very apologetic for the mistakes so we overlooked it. The food is always fresh and delicious and we really appreciate that they are open late night. Thank you.

SN
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is way overpriced for the small amount given.

SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Service was good and prompt. Food was very fresh and delicious.

RF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome as usual!

JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding fresh and super fast! All the staff was very friendly. The fried oysters are a must!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, especially for the price it was.

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