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Yakitori Boy Japas - Philadelphia

4.7
330 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(215) 923-8088
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tasaka Yasuhiko
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Private party facilities
Yakitori Boy - Japas is a two establishment that offers ample space for private events and special occasions.
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Private party contact
Dining Reservations: (215) 923-8088
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th & Race Street
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Parking details
Aside from street parking, there are many parking lots within a 1-2 block walk of the restaurant.
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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.
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Entertainment
Enjoy karaoke at our Japas lounge or private rooms.
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 330 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.4
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a great place, always the very fresh and delicious even late at night and we enjoy all the vegetarian things... Thank you so much!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always fresh and delicious!
Never once disappointed! We are here many times late at night, and quality is still amazing!
We come here at least once a week.
The music is fun! Especially right now ...
Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We always love eating here and end up having a snack after dance at the wee hours of the morning. We absolutely love Jena... We always get to see her and she is always so nice. It's like coming home. The food is excellent and to see her is so lovely! Thank you for being family to us. The food is so fresh and delicious. The most fresh we have ever had in all of Chinatown ever... Yum yum!!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great experience, all the staff were friendly and attentive. Food served quickly and very tasty

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always fresh and lovely, and our server, Jena, is the very best! We LOVE her! She always greets us with a smile even at 1 o'clock in the morning when we usually come there! She is so kind and patient! She is like family now! Thank you so much for being so awesome! You are fabulous! Much love! This restaurant is always fresh!! The sushi melts in your mouth delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food, service, and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always fresh and lovely, and our server, Janet is the very best! We LOVE her! She always greets us with a smile even at 1 o'clock in the morning when we usually come there! She is so kind and patient! She is like family now! Thank you so much for being awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Everything was Awesome! As alway!!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always good, always fresh, always fast, and I love the servers, they are so nice!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The most fabulous place for a quick snack before or after dancing! Thank you for always being amazing!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was great. Seated and ordered w/o waiting. Food was good and the mochi ice cream was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Absolutely, most fresh veggie sushi we have ever had anywhere in the world!!
My friend really LOVES 'chef's roll'...
I absolutely love the vegetarian dumplings!
And I love the "ginkgo nuts"...
My friend really enjoyed the noodle soup and the sweet potato tempura...

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was my first time dining at this establishment. I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and the layout of the restaurant. I love the quiet booths and lounges for intimate moments and karaoke. The menu was extensive and had a little bit of everything I wanted to try from the sushi to the sashimi. I was able to try yellowtail tuna sushi and salmon with a salmon teriyaki Bento Box. I was pleased with the presentation and the taste of my meal. I would love to come back again as I live in New Jersey.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good...not great...huge menu is intimidating...

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was great the service was great and the prices were better than expected! I will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Helpful server, a few decent wines and lots of choices of sushi, kebobs, and appetizers. We enjoyed our dinner and look forward to returning.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a 40th Birthday party there, food was okay drinks were good an reasonable, our server didn’t take everyone order at the same time causing all of us to eat at different times but she was very polite an courteous service

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This place was so fun! We went for my boyfriend's birthday with a party of 20 and they were able to sit us all together at one long table - which seems to be rare sometimes at restaurants these days, unless you're booking a private room. They were super nice throughout the entire booking process, and even promised me they'd do a dessert with a candle for my boyfriend on the house. We were also a pretty loud group, but they were super accommodating and we had a lot of fun! I'll just say that the service was a little slow at times and we had to get up to grab a server a few times, but other than that, everything was great!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Thank you for always being awesome and fresh

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

I had a great time here. Went for restaurant week and got a 5 course meal and loved everything I picked. The presentation was nice and the service was great. I will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

It was a great dining experience and the room size was very comfortable. The menu had plenty of options for everyone, even those who don't eat meat but are fine with seafood. The service was great. We didn't wait long for anything. The bartender was easy to talk to and the whole restaurant looked upscale but nothing was overly expensive.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service from start not to mention the pricing was exceptional considering how good the food and drinks were on 12/29. Will be returning for sure.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Fabulous! Our food came out lightening fast even when we kept ordering throughout dinner. The service was great- they really helped us surprise our friend.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a little room for our family group, which worked very well for us. Everyone found menu items they were very happy with. Service was great!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

It was my first time in, and will not be my last. Great service, great food, and great pricing. Seating was very nice, a little compact but still a great feel. I recommend to any and everybody.

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2017

I feel the cost was very deceptive. Charging an extremely high gratuity and insisting we pay 3 separate bills with 3 gratuities for one server was obscene. Then when we went to Karaoke room charging yet another massive gratuity I will never have another ever t there again. Then the portion size was too small not a good experience at all.
Extremely disappointed

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Always fresh, always good, always coming back. Perfect place for late night. Thanks, Yakitori Boy...

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3.0Dined on December 4, 2017

It was very mediocre. I was very disappointed since I had received many positive reviews of this place. The fried food for example was horrible - lots of coating with little to no taste of the actual seafood (calamari or oysters). Sushi was just ok.

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4.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Always absolutely awesome!! Thank you for being open so late! Thank you for being so fresh and delicious!!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on September 12, 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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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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