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Yakitori Boy Japas  - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia

4.2
4.2
579 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
DINING RESERVATIONS ARE ONLY FOR OUR 1ST FLOOR RESTAURANT, NOT FOR KARAOKE.
• Make an inquiry for a karaoke room/lounge table @ yakitoriboy.com/sing or call our Events Team at (215)-923-8088 ext. 3



WE CAN SEAT UP TO 20 GUESTS AT 1 TABLE (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)! FOR RESERVATIONS WITH A PARTY OF MORE THAN 5 GUESTS, PLEASE CALL US AT (215)-923-8088 EXT. 1 TO MAKE A RESERVATION!

Yakitori Boy is a premier izakaya destination in Philadelphia! We serve a variety of tapas style dishes (japas), sushi and a variety of yakitori. On our 1st floor, we have restaurant seating and a full bar serving delicious food and cocktails. The 2nd floor features our lounge, bar and private karaoke rooms that can accommodate up to 20 guests for business meetings and private parties. Come eat, drink and sing!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:30 am
  • Phone number
    (215) 923-8088
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Catering
    Currently, we are not accepting orders for catering. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Private party facilities
    Yakitori Boy-Japas is an establishment that offers ample space for private events and special occasions.To inquire about having an exclusive event of more than 25 guests in the lounge or in the restaurant:• Make an inquiry @ yakitoriboy.com/privateevents• Email an inquiry to our Events Coordinator @ victoria@yakitoriboy.com
  • Private party contact
    Dining Reservations: (215) 923-8088
  • Neighborhood
    Chinatown
  • Cross street
    11th & Race Street
  • Parking details
    Aside from street parking, there are many parking lots within a 1-2 block walk of the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Septa-The Market Frankford stop is on 11th & Market, and only a few blocks away from the Broad Street line at City Hall. PATCO train stop @ 8th and Market.
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy karaoke at our Japas lounge or private rooms.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • HAPPY HOUR AT YAKI!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Tue - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    (Walk-Ins welcome! Reservation is always recommended.) HAPPY HOUR DRINKS • $6 Wine Glasses | Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio/White Zinfandel • $6 Draft Beer | Beer on tap • $5 Bottle Beer | Bud Light/Yuengling/Yards Brawler • $10 Sake Carafe | Gekkeikan Sake (Hot/Cold) • $6 Select Specialty Cocktails HAPPY HOUR FOOD • $5 Fried Items | Takoyaki, Truffle Parmesan Fries • $12 for 3 Sushi Tacos | Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna, Lobster Salad/Salmon Avocado/Veggie • Yakitori (2 Skewers) | $4 Chicken/$5 Beef (Plain or Wasabi) • Raw Stuff | $6 Mini Poke Bowl/ $12 Sashimi Sampler (6pc Chef Choice) • $10 Spicy Tuna Bites YAKITORIBOY.COM/HAPPY-HOUR

    HAPPY HOUR AT YAKI! Photo

What 579 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Good for groups

579 Reviews
  1. AliceL

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dinner service when we stop in. Staff is always friendly. Food service is impeccable and drinks keep rolling in 🍻

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  2. reservelj

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Ramen looked great! Food was good though felt menu was somewhat limited. Darn gnats really spoiled our dinner.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yakitori Boy is hands down the BEST sushi spot in my opinion. I’ve never used the 2nd floor , I currently reside in Atlanta and was anticipating The Truffle Fries and Sushi Rolls , for WELL over a year. Can’t wait to go back now that I’m local!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Good food, good service. A bit pricey for a couple of chicken skewers but I’ve been going here since college and have always loved the food, drinks, and vibe

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  5. Yoko

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and friendly service! My boyfriend and I’ve been to Japan once together, Yakitori Boy definitely satisfied our Japanese food cravings. We would definitely come back! Thank you!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing experience, great food, great customer service, polite abd respectful employees. I would recommend this place.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was prompt and professional. Highly recommend!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Sushi quality was subpar. Skewers were super yummy!

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  9. NicoleD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always my go to place whenever I’m in the city.. great food & drinks @ amazing prices

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  10. VigilantBaboon

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and service. The only negative is that the sake bomb we ordered wasn't a traditional sake bomb, it only came with a small amount of beer instead of a pint.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great enjoyed my food The environment was nice and the drinks were good. I highly recommend for first timers but this is a go to spot for me

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good Always enjoy myself when I go! Will be returning

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  13. LeoA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good Izakaya style place to have dinner. We had a number of dishes from yakitori skewers to starters, to drinks. Reasonable costs considering the amount of food we had. Can get a bit loud but noise levels are dependent upon how many people are in the place. Good attentive service by the wait staff.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my sister’s birthday and we had a blast. Service was quick, and the food was great. Everyone pigged out. A few of my friends had never been and were pleasantly surprised by the tasty food and strong drinks. I recommend the Tokyo Tea. It’s delicious and deadly! Thanks for another great memory, Yakitori!

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  15. Sayyid

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very good food and super dope environment.

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  16. JonathanM

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pretty good experience. Great selection of food. Yakitori was great. Salmon bento was pretty good. Close to convention center for an easy dinner after a long day.

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  17. StephanieS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good and for a great price, loved the ambiance, and the general manager even took time to show us the karaoke rooms when we inquired about having our bachelor/bachelorette party there! Everything was great!

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  18. MichaelS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places in Chinatown that you can find. They have karaoke rooms above the restaurant but the restaurant maintains a decent volume decibel for general conversation. Japanese Tapas style. If you’re in the mood to share dishes with your partner in crime, then this is the place to go!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food ,Drinks and atmosphere…..they also have a great Karaoke room’s upstairs

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Food - yakitori was not cooked on open fire, tasted more like from the oven - if it were, they should be on the fire longer. Bland noodle (def not ramen) broth, maybe thats why the server recommended spicy for everything, because it will have flavors at least. But tbf generous bamboo shoots. Chef could maybe try learning how to soft boil eggs. Service - constantly adding water, good. But not giving us enough time to read the long menu; came back twice shortly after we asked for more time.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had to get in and out pretty quick and this spot was perfect. great service, even bette food. be sure to come in for HH.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great food! All around fantastic experience! Thank you so much!

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  23. EmilyM

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yakitori Boy is an incredible experience. The yakitori and sushi are phenomenal. The service is also fantastic.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Our server was extremely slow and inattentive - 25 min to get something as simple as edamame and water. Very unhappy with the service

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  25. WilliamC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great service. Great vibe. Tremendous price.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the lamb chops and gyudon.

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  27. Stephie

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Went for a last minute date after booking online. We got our waters right away then didn’t see our server for another 15 minutes, which we thought was odd because we’re used to putting drinks & apps right away. For drinks, we got a sake flight and a smoky mango - they were OK, not strong at all. Food was okay, ordered the teriyaki salmon and some shrimp tempura sushi. Nothing special, tbh

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  28. Nanci

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good sushi - very quickly served.

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  29. DavidQ

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, old menu was better with pictures

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it . They are still the best.

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  31. MarkB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Don't like to scan QR Code to read menu. Menu's don't cost much to print.

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  32. DateNight

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The Yakatori is good, and the other food was enjoyable, but nothing super special.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was super 😍 amazing. It was a birthday celebration 🎉🥳. Everything was great. We will be back again for sure.

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  34. MattW

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Yakitori appetizers and sushi (especially the nigiri).

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  35. AJAA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    The server was not to enthused. The food was not seasoned and the presentation was horrible. I did not have a good experience, I would not go back or recommend a friend. I would rather go to a chinese store.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Poland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    It was horrible! The server knew nothing about the menu and the food was awful.

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  37. Andrea

    Philadelphia

    109 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made reservations, walked the 9 blocks to the restaurant and they were closed

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  38. BobbyW

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Brighten in there than normal. Losing its mood a bit

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  39. NewHere27

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and great service! The grilled skewers and chicken rice bowl were delicious.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It’s been over a year since I last went to Yakitori Boy so I was looking forward to going back. Food and alcohol selection has never been a disappointment. They did discontinue one of my favorite dishes, Beef Nagamaki which is what I was looking forward to getting. I hope they bring it back! I think the business might be under new ownership? Either way, it wasn’t a disappointment after not being there for quite some time and it is a great spot for getting together with friends or celebrating a birthday. The service was great too our waiter was able to give us recommendations.

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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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia using the Order Online button. Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 923-8088.

Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia is rated 4.2 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.

Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Yakitori Boy Japas  - Philadelphia

211 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Cross street
    11th & Race Street
  • Neighborhood
    Chinatown
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:30 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Aside from street parking, there are many parking lots within a 1-2 block walk of the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Septa-The Market Frankford stop is on 11th & Market, and only a few blocks away from the Broad Street line at City Hall. PATCO train stop @ 8th and Market.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy karaoke at our Japas lounge or private rooms.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 923-8088
  • Catering
    Currently, we are not accepting orders for catering. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Private party facilities
    Yakitori Boy-Japas is an establishment that offers ample space for private events and special occasions.To inquire about having an exclusive event of more than 25 guests in the lounge or in the restaurant:• Make an inquiry @ yakitoriboy.com/privateevents• Email an inquiry to our Events Coordinator @ victoria@yakitoriboy.com
  • Private party contact
    Dining Reservations: (215) 923-8088
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