Yakitori Tori Shin - Select Counter

4.8
62 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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  • Tasting Menu
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Select Counter is our new style tasting counter where we serve a tasting menu with a combination of our famous yakitori skewers and Japanese traditional dishes, such as tempura, and sashimi. As the name indicates, we use variety of seasonal ingredients, such as the finest meats and seafood that we import from carefully selected suppliers, including ones in Tokyo Tsukiji Market. All course menus will be served right off the Binchotan grill in front of our guest by our top chefs.

Please note this is a special section of Torishin and if you are looking for regular seating, please visit the other site. Please be advised this section is for adults only.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Yakitori, Japanese Speciality
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Thursday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:30am
Please note that Yakitori Tori Shin- Select Counter is closed on Mondays
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Phone number
(212) 757-0108
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Shu Ikeda/Atsushi Kono
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bet 8th & 9th Ave
Additional
Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
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LS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner experience! Pricey but worth every penny

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal

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London
53 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Torishin is an amazing, unique experience even for NYC. Take your seat at the Counter, and enjoy Masters at work, creating culinary delights based on parts and ingredients you may not be used to. Service is outstanding, too.

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1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the ambiance of the chefs table. The head chef and his assistant were extremely attentive and the servers were on point. Each course had something unique to offer. The meat was cooked to perfection and extremely tender. Each piece had the perfect amount of char and seasoning. My favorites were the grilled tile fish, chicken thigh, iberico pork shoulder with spicy garlic miso, the white squid tempura topped with uni, and I could go on and on oh yeah and the duck and chicken sausage with egg yolk. You will not be hungry at the end of the courses! I went for my birthday meal and all of the staff was friendly and welcoming. They made it a truly wonderful experience!

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1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and tasty food.

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GK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! You can experience real good Japanese cuisine.

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t
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An impressive and memorable eating experience consisting of surprising and tasty variations of skewered chicken parts well modulated by toothsome little offerings of sea food and red meat, all provided graciously and informatively in a quiet atmosphere with the focus properly and item by item on the food. Excellent dry sake also available.

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R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite of mine. Wish I lived closer. Amazing food and great staff, Chef Kono is not to be missed.

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MY
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was like being in a high end Tokyo eatery but the chef and staff actually spoke English. Delicious and authentic .

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GL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Great food, Great service, Great dinner
Thank you

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful select omakase dinner!
Great not only Yakitori but also High quality Fish from Japan.
I felt Torishin Select Counter is the truly Michelin Star Restaurant and the real Japanese food culture.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. The only negative thing was that they called they day before to see about food allergies and I told them that my husband was allergic to fish. The omakase itself didn't have any fish but numerous parts of the appetizers did. I'm not complaining since I got to eat mine and his, but I did feel bad that he couldn't eat any of the appetizers.

In the end, this is our go-to restaurant for any special occasion (and also just for a delicious meal for the sake of a delicious meal). It is probably my favorite restaurant in NYC and we always enjoy our meals immensely when we come.

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b
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in New York!

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Raleigh
49 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Value for dollar is not good at all. Basically some chicken parts (probably some of the same 'parts' that went into the chicken nuggets) seasoned with salt pepper and either sake, olive oil or butter and tossed on a grill. Was not impressed with anything except for the sashimi. Even the ramen was just 'meh'. Noodles were over cooked and the broth tasted like canned that you tossed some old veggies in and cooked for a while. Would not go back. One minor thing, the check came with suggested percentage gratuities calculated. They calculated on the entire bill including tax so their 20% calculation was actually closer to 22%.

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The "select counter" omakase is an exceptional, memorable dining experience—Tori Shin does incredible things with chicken (you won't believe how good the liver is), but they are also really great with other dishes as well. In June, the tasting menu included some perfectly grilled vegetables and some tempura ayu (sweetfish, which you don't see often in the US). A really wonderful meal.

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p
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As someone who dreams about visiting Japan to experience the cuisine a trip to Yakatori Shin Ton is a dream come true. The Select Counter Omakase was understated yet perfect. From the tempura, to the incredible chicken skewers ( artery is a new favorite) to the simple and pure shiso sorbet -- all great and what will know be the standard for yakitori going forward.

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tori Shin brings something different to foodies. The chef's counter Prix Fixe is courses of robata skewers specializing in chicken parts and Kobe. Each skewer part is prepared differently with unique sauces brushed on and spices applied. Each course is 1 skewer, but you do not leave hungry at all! The pace is calculated and not rushed. The interaction with the Chef Master is friendly and engaging. The sake selections are great, but pricey so pick accordingly, but you won't go wrong and the cold sake is a great accompaniment.

With all the amazing culinary choices in NYC, Tori Shin separates themselves with a different experience and a gastric delight.
Treat yourself...

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience and wonderful chefs! They prepare very unique parts of the chicken that I otherwise would have never eaten nor ordered (neck, artery, etc). They turned out to be amazing!

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YG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner at the Select Counter for our anniversary dinner. The menu was well thought out and surprisingly filling. The yakitori is definitely the highlight. Every skewer of chicken was grilled and seasoned to perfection.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The chef is really nice and the food are good. It is kind of crowd their

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AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!

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ME
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Torishin is one of my favorites in NYC and the select counter is a definite step up from the main dining room. Chef Ikeda serves a more exotic set of dishes at the select counter which are all sublime. The overall experience is more intimate relative to the main dining room and the Chef is personable and entertaining. Highly recommended!

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time to Yakitori Tori Shin, and first time eating at the counter. The food was fantastic, and the experience was even better. The skewers were predictably delicious, especially the main artery and the chicken oyster. What surprised me was the other dishes. They were beautifully executed. My boyfriend described the ramen as the best he ever ate.

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JL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best yakitori in NYC. Highly recommnend the Chef's counter; impressed not only w/ the yakitori, but also all the small appetizers preceding the yakitori dishes.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the good thing about tori shin is they doing some special menu on counter and never have any experience with tori like that one word 素晴らしいです。

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n
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atsushi is fantastic , as are his team !
I highly recommend this restaurant, and I have always had the best of meals and wvenings here.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect experience with the executive chef. I'll would like to come again even I'm living 600mi away from the restaurant

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It always amazing me and surprised me!
Chef Atsushi Kono is best chef for my life!

I often go every 2-3 months when I visit in NY!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best yakitori restaurant l have ever been to including ones in Japan.

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SL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food quality and presentation. Attention to detail in all aspect of food and service is impeccable.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went there for New Year's Eve and had the fixed price menu. The staff checked with us regarding food allergies/restrictions. The chefs gave explanations for each dish. Two chefs and one waitress attended to four guests. We were there for over an hour and did not feel rushed. We enjoyed the food and the experience.

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect!! Omotenashi.

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Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

とっても美味しかったです。もっとゆっくり食べたかったくらいです。ありがとうございました。また、お邪魔します。

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic yakatori dinner, chefs were very engaging and great service throughout the whole evening

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YH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been coming to Torishin for years now, ever since they were over on the east side. Every single time its is absolutely delicious. The service is wonderful, the food is simple, creative and fantastic. The new west side location is bigger and gorgeous. Looking forward to the next time we come to eat.

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New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was well made - the difference with the other dining room is obvious. The combination between the main and supporting chef was visibly not so great, the supporting chef was repeatedly getting yelled at. The biggest problem here is the incompetency of the receptionist. She does not recognize repeaters, does not manage the reservation and wait list properly.

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HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was nothing special, service was annoying and the value was poor.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience, food was superb. Got to know the staff and chef a little, all of them very friendly and added to the experience. The place was quiet and it felt as if I left New York City and was transported to Japan. It was great!

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s
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing Omakase dinner, featuring several yakitori dishes and an outstanding selection of sake options. Superb food in a serene and friendly atmosphere. The best yakitori in town, period.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had omakase at the select counter. The food was excellent. The restaurant specializes in using parts of carefully sourced chickens to create their skewers. I have never had chicken meat so tender and juicy before! It was a great dining experience. I also encourage you to ask the chef questions. You will learn a lot of interesting facts about the food and preparation which just adds to the overall experience.

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