Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia

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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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JacquelineR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here for a few years now and everytime without fail, the service is good, atmosphere is nice and the food is consistently good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for hangin' out and have a good time! Open till 2AM. Great Sushi, Great Service, Great Ambiance! 🍣🍤🍶🍹🍺😘

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

went on valentine’s day so that is what it is. but the food was really good. service wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either.

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JenneB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, please try the "bento box" for $20.00 one the guests order that it looked amazing. I ordered Udon soup and a spider roll.

This was our 2nd choice since Sampan was fully booked, 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

To begin, the atmosphere of the resturant was very dark but quiet. The table of 4 was small but had enough room for the food. The service was outstanding. If you are hungry and want food fast, then this is perfect for you. You get your food very quickly and the service is very attentive to your needs. The best food I ate was the katsu bowl and the lamb kabobs. However, the ramen soup and the sauteed mushrooms were very bland. Therefore, the food is a hit or a miss. The only strange part of the resturant was the bathroom. Most of the walls, floor and toilet were black. In addition, the floor was very sticky. Overall, I would try it again but it would not be my first choice to go.

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TerranceH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

With reservation. Some of our dishes were very good. Other dishes were either poor choices or just not very good.

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Foodie4life
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay second time around. Was delicious the first week of restaurant week.

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achefsfather
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and great for the value.

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RannitaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is great . Service was okay. Also Asked for our meal to be packed to go and it was brought back on the same plate. Seating Area is very tight and it was hard to have a personal date night since the people next to us were so close they could hear our whole conversion and kept interjecting.

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StuartK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service has always been fantastic here.

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HW6144
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Excellent service
Excellent value for your money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The Food was horrible. Sushi was mushy and Lamb tasted horrible

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HuriyyahW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Karaoke upstairs, food was good but service could’ve been better. Went for restaurant week so busier than expected.

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MsMindful
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a weeknight out with friends not realizing it was restaurant week (RW).
Group ordered RW menu items & were stuffed with delicious selection from apps to dessert.
Japanese sidecar was delicious x 2.
Excellent service, food, and energy.
Upstairs karaoke is💥

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MariannaV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious and creative. The drinks were reasonably priced but the service was slow and it seemed understaffed. They refilled waters good but it took a while to get our food and drinks. Other than that it was a fun and yummy dinner spot!

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SheilaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the food and service! Food was very interesting, the shrimp were the best! The waiters and waitress were extremely attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great here as well as the service. I’ve been coming here for years

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vip1NewZagatsGuide
Philadelphia
323 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been in the area for a while, so it was an extra WONDERFUL treat, to see my favorite server Jenna! And to show off your lovely food, to a fellow traveler! After a nine hour day of touring the city and seeing all of the Christmas lights and events, we had the most wonderful dinner there! Everything was super fresh, hot, and extra delicious! My friend who is always hungry, ordered the chicken Bento box and he was thrilled! He had more than enough, and even shared some of his veggie tempura! I absolutely loved the sweet potato tempura, especially! Thank you so much! I got to enjoy all of my veggie favorites, and more!!😇🎉✨🙏🎄
Merry Christmas!! 🎄✨🙏😇🤗

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shoog
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My lobster was terrific the fried shrimp and fried crab could have been cooked a little more and better. This was my third time there and this time my food could have been better for $65.

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vipjeating
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun izakaya style restaurant; come here for yakitori and try some new things. Mackerel is terrific as are yakinonigiri

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our own private table to enjoy ourselves, service and food were great. Everyone made sure we were okay. Deff going again.

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Evolve
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I read the reviews flipped through the pictures on operable and another site (not to be mentioned). I was excited to try this spot too bad it did not live up to the hype. Let me start with the good 1) the waiter was super attentive 2) the vegetable tempura was hot and just as good as that other Japanese hibachi place. The bad was a wet fried chicken with even wetter rice. I’ve definitely had better.

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ChrisLazorcheck
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The only negative comment I have is that I don't feel you get a good value for your money when you purchase their speciality drink. We ordered the GreenTea-tini.

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MIchelleB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I went on the recommendation of a friend. I personally was not a fan of the meal. However, the other 9 people in my party enjoyed thei meal.

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vipVoraciousGourmet
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

What a gem! Delicious, affordable, fun. Fantastic and genuine rendering of Japanese popular cuisine. A great discovery. The grilled skewers were all tasty and cooked to perfection—chicken livers, hearts and gizzards, and two types of beef. The rolls were luscious and surprising—scallops, shrimp, tuna. The yellow tail sashimi was heavenly. Service was impecable. Cannot recommend it more enthusiastically!

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Airflight90
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It is just a normal Chinese owned Japanese restaurant. Not authentic at all. Food is ok. My server is good. If you are looking for authenticity, don't go. I am a bit disappointed. Don't let the website fool you.

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radtekgrad03
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoint.. the quality of their food far outweighs the cost.. you’ll get more than your money’s worth.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restaurant week nice options good food great service

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it. The mood inside was wonderful and the service was quick. I went for restaurant week and the $35 for more than worth it. Each course got better and better

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vipSalvatore
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was in philly for a conference, and this place was within walking distance of our hotel. Service was attentive, at times too attentive, when last piece of food was removed from serving platter, some one quickly whisked it away along with dipping sauce. Food was tasty and swiftly brought to table, which i liked since we were starving. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good cheap eats

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food for restaurant week was great, filling, seasoned well and the service was timely.

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Martin
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this place on restaurant week. And luckly it was happy hour. Amazing experince. Good food and good environment to have a good talk

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BruceR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good location, nice ambiance, great sushi. And who can say no to karaoke?

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vipAnneE
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal!!! Loved it all!! Sushi and the yakitori!

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OliviaB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was sub-par, restaurant was really dark. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great always

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Martin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than expected. Dinner downstairs was great and karaoke upstairs was even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this dining experience!!

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