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Yakitori Boy Japas  - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia

4.6
4.6
565 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

OUTDOOR SEATING IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY FROM 5 PM - 12 AM (1 AM ON FRIDAY/SATURDAY)!
• Pet and kids welcome
• WALK-INS ONLY
• We can seat up to 8 guests at a table

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 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:30 am Sat 11:30 am–12:30 am Sun 11:30 am–11:30 pm

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • HAPPY HOUR AT YAKI!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM,Tue - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    (Walk-Ins welcome! Reservation is always recommended.) HAPPY HOUR DRINKS • $5 Wine Glasses | Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio/White Zinfandel • $5 Draft Beer | Sapporo/Yards Summer Crush • $3 Bottle Beer | Bud Light/Bud Light Lime/Miller Lite/Yuengling • $10 Sake Carafe | Gekkeikan Sake (Hot/Cold) • $6 Select Specialty Cocktails HAPPY HOUR FOOD • $5 Fried Items | Takoyaki, Truffle Parmesan Fries, Curry Fries • $5 Sushi Tacos | Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna, Lobster Salad • Yakitori (2 Skewers) | $4 Wasabi Chicken/$5 Wasabi Beef/$2 Fish Tofu Cheddar • Raw Stuff | $6 Crispy Poke Tacos/$6 Just the Poke/$5 Tako Wasabi YAKITORIBOY.COM/HAPPY-HOUR

What 565 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

    Japanese

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  1. MS

    MichaelS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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!
  2. OT

    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

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

    EmilyM

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

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

    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
  7. WC

    WilliamC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the lamb chops and gyudon.
  9. S

    Stephie

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 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
  10. N

    Nanci

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good sushi - very quickly served.
  11. DQ

    DavidQ

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, old menu was better with pictures
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it . They are still the best.
  13. MB

    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.
  14. DN

    DateNight

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

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

    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.
  16. MW

    MattW

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

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

    AJAA

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    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.
  19. A

    Andrea

    Philadelphia

    104 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

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

    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
  21. NH

    NewHere

    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.
  22. OT

    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.
  23. AA

    AlyssaA

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous!!! Great food and awesome server! We ate outside last night- the music, the sake, the yellowtail, the spicy tuna, just never disappoints! Oh the fried ice cream birthday cake was soooooo good! Our server gave numerous recommendations and he was 100% every time! One of our favorite places to go with or without kids!👍🏻🍶🍱
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Good overall. People will like it…
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    This was a very disappointing meal. Prior to the pandemic, this was our favorite place to eat. The quality has deteriorated, the menu has shrunk significantly- eliminating our favorites, the wait staff was not attentive leaving one of my party without water for most of the meal, and portions are significantly smaller. The yakitori were also inconsistently cooked leaving the middle bits of the skewers inedible with how rare they were. The Brussel sprouts were still amazing, but even the sushi left something to be desired as the rolls were falling apart and not rolled tightly or cut evenly and served with inadequate wasabi. The tempura came out gummy as opposed to crisp and no longer includes lotus root but has carrot and bell pepper. Definitely the last time I will be going to this restaurant.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good nice service
  28. ML

    MishkaL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and ambiance! Fast service and knowledgeable staff
  29. CD

    CharisseD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The food was amazing and very reasonable. Staff was so helpful and friendly and the drinks…OMG they were sooo delicious. Walked outta there kinda drunk, lol. Will DEFINITELY be returning!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place ever . Fast and quick
  31. C

    Crystal

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice vibe service was on point establishment is really friendly can’t wait to go back as well as next time do karaoke
  32. T

    Tymeka

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice date/ friends night out option. Servers were great and food was fantastic especially at the price point!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was disgusting just wouldn’t recommend
  34. S

    Sadie

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Restaurant had a strong “fishy” smell. The appetizers we ordered were not cooked through. We’ll probably return for karaoke, but won’t be back for food.
  35. LL

    LewLew

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Food was just ok. Not sure why this place has such a high rating, maybe the upstairs? Went for a quick solo dinner and felt like I was being glared at by everyone. Ramen was ehh, edible but I can’t see myself ever choosing to go back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    While the vibe there was nice, the cleanliness was a big issue. The glasses we received for our drinks were both dirty and unwashed.
  37. KM

    KristinM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the ambience of the place. Everything tasted wonderful. It was our first time trying it, everyone was nice from the host stand to our waiter. Our waiter recommended a few things for us to try and they were all delicious.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The yakitori don was not up to past standards. My guest did not care for it, could not eat it actually. Rest of the food was very tasty.
  39. J

    Jrose70

    Philadelphia

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server was excellent! He was personable, happy, and friendly. The menu was large and everyone easily found multiple things to order. Spicy tuna taco app was great. miso soup and teriyaki chicken were good too!
  40. KA

    KoryA

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I have wanted to go here for years and today I was nearby and they had openings. After hearing how cool this place was the first floor was run down, lacking vibes and looked not it’s best - but I was still excited. We ordered drinks and the drink that arrived wasn’t matching what the menu said so they server did take it back but seemed reluctant. No problem as we did get another. The next drink was $15 for the smallest cocktail glass k have ever seen in my life. It was the spicy mango drink and it was almost completely tequila and no spice and no mango flavoring. The skewers were all solid and well priced. The chicken teriyaki was not great - it had white and dark meat after I asked three times about white meat - it was a bit dry and there was hardly any sauce on it, the salad had a drizzle of dressing but mostly was dry and the presentation was awful. The white rice for my friend was moist and perfect but my white rice was hard in spots, clumpy and not good. To make up for the lack of sauce on the chicken and the dryness of the chicken and rice I asked for more sauce and was charged $1 for something that should have come right in the first place. The server was nice but most questions we asked he didn’t seem to know the menu and had to ask for answers and only seemed half sure of the answers. He may have been new? In general this was such a disappointing experience for a place I heard so much about and it honestly was one of worst meals I have had during the entire pandemic. And it was only compounded with a slap in face of being charged extra for sauce that should have been included in the first place. Maybe they were having a bad day and maybe I’ll try again but not anytime soon. And the vibe and run down first floor isn’t making me want to run back.

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

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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 4.6 stars by 565 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:30 am Sat 11:30 am–12:30 am Sun 11:30 am–11:30 pm

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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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