Yakitori Tori Shin

4.8
689 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Yakitori Counter is back.
If you are looking for Counter Seat, please visit Resy (https://resy.com/cities/ny/torishin)
or
Please call 212-757-0108
*Reservation by OpenTable is available for ONLY table seats.

Dinner will be open between 5:00-10:00 (last seating 8:00) every day.

Torishin Covid-19 Measures :
We have acrylic panels between customer and chefs as well as each different group of customers.
Installed Air Purifier for Central Air and Ionizer for AC Unit. We follow the guidelines from NYC DOH for customers' and employees' safety.

Cancellation Policy :
We will charge $50 per guest in the event of a no show, cancel, changing the reservation date or decreasing the number of guests within 24 hours of the reservation time.
We are able to accommodate children under 12years old only on Sunday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 689 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
M
vipMax1
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've heard a lot of hype about this restaurant and had my doubts. After all, how good can yakitori really be? Apparently, it can be amazing! From chicken knee cartilage to the liver -- all of the greatest hits we sampled were delicious and sophisticated. Subtle notes of smoke, interesting marinades, and novel textures combine to create a special dining experience from the seemingly ordinary. We sat outside but this restaurant is best experienced indoors and we will certainly be back.

YC
YChow
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience. Food was amazing, host was helpful, and the environment was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keiko and team were great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The counter was full today, so I ate an Omakase course at the main dining table.
The appetizer confit was juicy, and the steamed oyster cherry leaves were smoked, so I enjoyed the scent. The yakitori was also delicious. I will visit you again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef's Omakase counterでお食事しました。
前菜から焼き鳥、箸休め、締めのごはん、自家製デザートまで、シェフのしっかり手の込んだお料理を美味しくいただきました。
コロナ禍で、あつあつ美味しい焼き鳥に感動しました。また、カウンターで予約します!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

ミシュランとは思えない味でした。

Report
n
nicoler
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most special eating experiences- ever !

W
vipWhit
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor dining is BACK!!!

Yakitori Tori Shin is fantastic; attentive service, great sake selection and helpful wait staff. Omekase was terrific all around. Highly recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is on point, food, service, atmosphere… What a gem and surprise.

RD
RafaelD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, would go again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the outdoor dining room where was very comfortable and warm with a heater.
We ate chicken hot pot and it was very delicious.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Omakase course was very reasonable for us.
The taste of the food and the quality of the service were high.
We'll be back soon!

NK
vipNKNY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The waiter kept pressuring us to get more food saying we weren't getting enough and that we would be hungry and that we had to order all at once because the kitchen was closing. We didn't eat half the food that we ended up ordering and ended up paying $140 per person. I was also unable to sleep due to the amount of food that we ate.

L
Lynnnn
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the omakase by the bar! Amazingly fresh grilled meat and the specials were great too. The only comment is that the omakase menu in the restaurant is priced higher (USD100 pp) than the menu that's placed outside the restaurant (USD69) because there was an added wagyu to the menu. Would be good if they gave us options on whether to add the wagyu.

HN
HappyNeko
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Yakitori Restaurant in the US and even among the Yakitori restaurants in Japan.
The chicken skewers are juicy and simply favorable. Then, the tenderness and finest grade of the grill satisfies your mouth. The broth from the Omakase soup is clean and clear it's competitive to the best fond de veau from the five-star French restaurant. Ending with the homemade Shiso sorbet is refreshing and perfect to end the meal. Definitely worth to try!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Maybe because of mask, but we couldn’t hear what our server was saying most of times and had to ask to repeat, and still couldn’t get some of them.

K
Kevin
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

some BBQ are over cooked. The waiter talks with low voice, hard to hear. Since the day is my Wife’s birthday, I keep it quite...
The food is not worthy.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long time, I had Omakase in door dining. Not only yakitori but also appetizers and oyakodon were very delicious. What impressed me was the thorough measures against corona in door dining. Partitions were firmly applied between the chefs and customers, windows were opened to take in clean air, and an air purifier was attached to the AC, so I was able to eat in door dining with great peace of mind. I will come again.

CC
CamC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great, we would have liked there to be more flexibility on the menu though (you cant order special skewers a la carte which is weird... at Toriko they let you do that so we were surprised).

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!! A+ highly recommend!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was outstanding
They also do a great job with COVID protocols

F
Frankie
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall experience is good. The chicken meatball and urchins is awesome. But the chicken liver is not as good as expected. And it will be great, if you can cut the burned and sharpen top of the bamboo stick before serve it. Thank you.

F
vipFishlover
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Yakitori Torishin is by far the best yakitori restaurant in New York. Great service and great food; can’t be beat.

C
Cray
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny. Service was great. Food was out of this world. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered Omakase and appetizer.
What we felt honestly was that it was very elaborated,nice, and delicious. We paid $200 for two people and it was a great meal. Corona is an outdoor business, warm food is warm, cold food I enjoyed it while it was cold. I felt very hard. Highly recommended for those who want to enjoy a valuable meal. See you next week Thank you to all the staff of Torishin.

IL
IrisL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Was expecting a nice dinner and after all it’s good to support local business. I noticed the price for chef’s omakase increased 10dollars, which wasn’t a big deal for us. But I’m amazed to see that we paid 200 dollars in total and the food quality is poor. I asked myself why do I want to pay 200 dollars to have chicken wings and chicken breasts and tomato?? Not to mentioned that everything tastes like peanut sauce. Some skewers are also covered in very heavy sauce. Honestly I’m really disappointed. If you are looking to have a nice fancy dinner may as well to go somewhere else.

K
vipKaorururu
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

お店の人の対応がとても良かったです。焼き鳥も日本で食べるのと同じクオリティで、安心してリラックスできる内容でした。

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to torishin 4 times now, and outdoor dining, while different, still made me want to go again. The seasonal dishes, along with the staples, never disappoint. By far my favorite restaurant in the city.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Omakase dinner at outdoor seating in summer!

In summer, cold Beer and hot Yakitori go well together.

a
vipaoaochen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall this is a outdoor dining so you cannot expect more. But the value of the omakase set is not quite there and the service is very slow. Yakitori is a bit cold once it arrives at your desk.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Expensive for what it is

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Torishin's Yakitori is best in NYC.
Come back soon.

TA
TAKA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

In my opinion,
the taste and service are not good.

TD
vipTommyD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For any occasion, Torishin is always a great choice.

R
Ricky
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to NYC spot, I have never been disappointed.
Chef Bikram is great.

SM
SunnysideMike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true taste of Japan in midtown. Authentic yakitori with impeccable service.

g
gerardog
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Theres a few things in the menu (the best things) that you CANT order them if you don't do a prefix package.

And the prefix package, all the table has to order it.... if not, they don't let you.

That was wired. But other that that. Everything they did let us order was amazing.

s
vipsidt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very disappointed that meat was not available . We were limited to mostly chicken

KP
KatherineP
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While a little pricey, the food was impeccable and the experience was enjoyable. The menu was a little complicated (tasting menu vs. a la carte), but it honestly did make a difference which option we chose everything we tasted was fabulous.

AN
AaronN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure having top notch yakitori here. One of my favorite places in NYC.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Yakitori Tori Shin using the Order Online button. Yakitori Tori Shin also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Yakitori Tori Shin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 757-0108.

Yakitori Tori Shin is rated 4.8 stars by 689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.