This is a favorite of mine. Wish I lived closer. Amazing food and great staff, Chef Kono is not to be missed.
It was like being in a high end Tokyo eatery but the chef and staff actually spoke English. Delicious and authentic .
Always Great food, Great service, Great dinner
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.
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.
Our favorite restaurant in New York!
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The chef is really nice and the food are good. It is kind of crowd their
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!
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.
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.
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。
Atsushi is fantastic , as are his team !
I highly recommend this restaurant, and I have always had the best of meals and wvenings here.
perfect experience with the executive chef. I'll would like to come again even I'm living 600mi away from the restaurant
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!
Best yakitori restaurant l have ever been to including ones in Japan.
Excellent food quality and presentation. Attention to detail in all aspect of food and service is impeccable.
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.
This was a fantastic yakatori dinner, chefs were very engaging and great service throughout the whole evening
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.
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.
Food was nothing special, service was annoying and the value was poor.
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!
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.
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.
Very enjoyable experience. Friendly staff and chefs. Delicious tasting menu
Amazing tasty, clean and flavorful yakitori. Best in NYC. Enjoyed special cuts of chicken too - some even rare to get in Japan. Many highlights in the omakase menu (the chicken broth near the end was amazing). Lovely chefs Kono-San and Okada-San really made the experience memorable. Excellent sake choices. Would go back again and again.
I really enjoyed chef's selected menu and excellent sake.Specially, many kinds of chicken skewers and fresh sashimi tilefish and grilled rosy seabass from Tsukiji were tasted. I felt Torishin select counter will be Three Michelin Star Restaurant!
Very nice experience at select counter. Food and service are excellent . I recommend this counter to everyone with special people in special occasion.
This restaurant is owned by Japanese, and their food is "real Japanese food". Food is pretty authentic, and amazing atmosphere. Hospitality is also incredible, made me feel like we were in Japan. We'll definitely come back every time we are in city.
that is the best bbq at NYC，the sevise is much more better than michelin 3 stars.
One of the best restaurants in the city... Period.