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About Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia

Philadelphia's 1st Izakaya, a Japanese version of a pub, serving a variety of small dishes for snacking while drinking. We specialize in Yakitori skewers of meat, seafood and vegetables, seasoned and skillfully grilled to perfection. We also offer "half sushi rolls". We believe food is better shared, naturally our menu is tapas style, which we affectionately refer to as “Japas” or Japanese Tapas. We encourage you to order a variety of dishes so that you and all of your guests can sample, enjoy and satisfy your “foodie” cravings.

211 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
11th & Race Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 923-8088

Website:
http://www.yakitoriboy.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy karaoke at our Japas lounge or private rooms.

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.

Executive Chef:
Tasaka Yasuhiko

Private Party Facilities:
Yakitori Boy - Japas is a two establishment that offers ample space for private events and special occasions.

Private Party Contact:
Dining Reservations: (215) 923-8088

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our Japas karaoke lounge is a great place to have special events not limiting to birthdays, graduations, bachelorette/bachelor parties, business gatherings and much more...
To reserve a karaoke room or a table at our Japas lounge, please call
215-923-8088.

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Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.7

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Tapas (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Such a wonderful place, that they are open late and have such fresh food!! I LOVE IT! It's a bit loud, but the food is definitely worth it, and the servers there are just the nicest, especially the one sweet girl I always get to see! Thank you for making my meals so happy!! 😇✨🙌👍👍👍 These are 'thumbs up' emoticons...

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Thank you for being open so late and for being fresh and amazing. The food is always good here.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We went fir restaurant week and had a great time. I was looking for some sushi and got it. I had never been here before and I'm glad we picked this place. Staff very friendly and had good recommendations. All of the food was great. Loved the sea bass entree.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great if you get a karaoke room! Bar is also fun upstairs. Great service as well!

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Good vibe and low prices but the food is just okay, and the portions are tiny. Wasn't bad but I doubt I'll ever go back

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Always fantastic. Thanks for being always fresh and delicious, quick, courteous, and open late! 😇✨👍🎉🤗🙌

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Yakatori Boy is always very consistent with the food and service. Both excellent. Yakatori is delicious and the sushi is good too. Nice selection of both.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Our server, Gary, was excellent! Gave excellent recommendations and very friendly. Will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Best late night dining. So grateful for this gem! Very fresh food such nice people!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Haven't seen each other in a few months so we went to Japas - good food, good drinks, good location and not terrible expensive. We had a great time and I would recommend it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I love Yakitori.. I try to come once a week .. I never have any complaints .. the food & drinks are always on point .. the staff is sweet and ur glass is always full

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Spicy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Thank you so MUCH, for being open later than everyone else! Always a great place to go, late night. Very fresh, and tasty! Suitable choices for vegetarians! There is a sense of comfort here.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We had an excellent meal at Yakitori Boy - the food was cooked well and came out quickly. Our waiter was incredibly responsive and the table was cleared quickly between dishes. The food itself was great. We especially loved the sushi and chicken scallion yakitori. My husband got the sake flight, which he also thoroughly enjoyed. We will absolutely be going back.

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Thank you for being open so late... And so FRESH and DELICIOUS!! We LOVE your restaurant!

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Friends visiting in town from Australia

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We went to Yakatori Boy while visiting Philadelphia and were very pleased with the choice. Having lived in Japan the interior brought back many memories of evenings in Tokyo izakaya restaurants. It was very authentic in feel and ambience. The yakatori was as good as any I have in the US. Jenna, our waitress, was incredibly friendly and helpful. The variety of yakatori was quiet broad with the vegetables pretty interesting. The selection of sake was broad. The sashimi was very fresh and well presented. For those so inclined they have karaoke upstairs, but we did not try it.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 7, 2017

I sincerely appreciate the attention the hostess and server gave to my Celiac disease. I will come back here again (seriously- if I feel my medical need for gf food is ignored or taken as a fad diet, I blacklist that restaurant). Super sweet staff and tasty sushi!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Went for dinner on a Saturday night and it wasn't too crowded. It was both of our first time there. The menu was big and for the most part, reasonably priced. The food came out quickly and was delicious. The only downside was that the skewers (which are their specialty) were super small portion-wise and although they were really good they weren't necessarily worth the price. That being said it doesn't really take too much away from my experience. It's still a great spot with good food and a fun atmosphere. After dinner we went upstairs to the karaoke bar and had a great time. We'll go back for sure.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

awesome as usual, never a bad meal, never bad service, perfect everytime

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I enjoyed it. Nice atmosphere. Didn't do karaoke. The bathroom was clean, which is a big deal to me. Try the asparagus rolls, they were crunchy and delicious!

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 10, 2017

It was good for an American Japanese restaurant but not as good as the restaurants in Japan.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Had a very good experience will definitely be back again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Came here with my sisters to celebrate a birthday. Already planning to come back. We were all very pleased with the quality of the food, the server was polite and friendly as well as the ladies in the front greeters area. The drinks were also excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Went here for restaurant week & loved it! The food was great & the service was outstanding. Definitely coming back in the neat future

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Cool place! Really good food and drinks. Only complaint is that it smelled like bleach when we walked in.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Hostess was very rude via phone and also once we arrived in person. We were advised there was a 15min Grace period on our reservation, but what we weren't advised of is that your complete party has to be there or you lose your table. Unfortunately the City was gridlocked due to the Presidential visit. Service was extremely slow. We had 3 people in our party, it took 35 mins to get another place setting. The food was ok, not great but also not terrible. I did like my Spider Roll, and my Daughter loved the Tempura Ice Cream. I may give this place another shot at a less busy time.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Tried Yakitori Boy for Philadelphia Restaurant Week and glad we did. The food was fresh & delicious and the service excellent & not hurried even though we were 30 minutes late for our reservation due to train problems.

Every dish was flavorful from the bowl of steaming udon noodle soup with tempura shrimp to the amazing salmon Yakitori skewers to the salmon & tuna sushi rolls which were unique. The highlight of our meal? A plate of succulent baby BBQ lamb chops cooked to perfection.

We will return again and again and try the Japas karaoke bar upstairs as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2017

We have been here before and it was great. We went for restaurant week and their menu and the amount of courses surpassed many other restaurants. The food was very tasty and the service was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2017

We went for restaurant week. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable! Quality dishes for $35

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2016

We've been a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is "Japas" style which is a take on Tapas. So portions are small, but priced accordingly and there are a large variety to choose from. There is a karaoke bar upstairs but we've never been. I'm sure that is great for groups! It's like $30/hr for a table for 6.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Tapas, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2016

The front desk's service was terrible. I can't bring my new-bought bubble tea inside and I have to finish it in 5 mins. But last time, I brought it inside, nobody said anything.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2016

This was the first date I've been on in over 10 years ; I am really glad it was here. Very impressed with food and services

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Loved this place......
Our table was a little secluded and was perfect
The staff was super nice
The food was delicious and the drinks were good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Loved it from the first visit .. Upstairs for party fun and tons of laughter.. Downstairs for more personal quiet nice ambiance fun

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Late-night Find, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2016

The food is always delicious, service is good and normally doesn't get overly crowded earlier in the evening. I highly recommend this place, and continue to eat there regularly. You can dress up or down and fit in just fine.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2016

The waitress was so sweet. The food was awesome as usual. We went upstairs for karaoke had great drinks and so much fun. My friend really enjoyed her birthday!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Japanese tapas (japas) is an interesting concept! My husband and I ordered a bunch of different things - from lamb skewers to sushi - everything was delicious.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2016

My boyfriend and I visited for restaurant week, Friday sept 23. We sat at the bar while we waited for our table bar staff was very friendly as was our server. We both enjoyed our meals. Some times during restaurant week you tend to feel rushed, that was not the case here. I would definitely recommend Yakitori Boy for a fun night out!

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 1, 2016

So fun, we went for happy hour and had a feast of lovely delicious yakitori and tempura! Our waiter was super friendly and nice. Loved it!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Excellent inexpensive sushi as always! Each ordering is only fours pieces so you can mix in more flavors!

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