Yakitori Tori Shin

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Japanese
In NY, there is a growing number of Yakitori places; however, only Torishin stays true to the traditional art form. Torishin offers over 40 unique chicken skewers utilizing matured, organic chickens and special Bincho-tan charcoal, while offering a fine selection of sake and shochu.
Torishin is also directly linked to a highly successful yakitoriya in Tokyo, Japan. Our dream is to share this Tokyo experience with others. Our mission is to promote the most authentic yakitori experience, using the highest quality ingredients and the highest level of service, hence the name Torishin - "True Chicken."

Please be advised that we ask our guests to be the minimum age is "12 years" old, except Sundays and Holidays.
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OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oden Omakase include yakitori is best foods at winter
time.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal for people who seek out a great art-style of cooking

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charcoal flavor skewers and service and cost performance are excellent!

T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I ordered the omakase thought it would be good value first try at the restaurant. However, the value is not there. Appetitizers were nicely lay out but no gourmet feel. All yakitori were chef selection but limited choices. I ended up getting all different part of chicken. The food is good but absolutely low value for what you get. There are many more restaurants offer better value omakase or tasting menu. The service is very attentive and food is cooked very well. But, that it.

GS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully gracious and friendly service. Brought back memories of living in Japan. Fantastic food

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience. Really warm service. I definitely will go back to Torishin!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not as good considering the price. Everything was quite salty.

DG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best yakitori in town and amazing services. The server was so nice and patient. We loved the food so much. I will definitely go back

JL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing thank you very much for this dinner it was delicious

s
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time seating in mezzanine area. Its more quiet and cozy compared to main or bar area. Ms Nozomi was very well taking care all the details to serve customers including us. She was very proper and excellent service.

A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deserving of every Michelin star it’s received every year.

K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a typical dinner here, as my girlfriend announced when she arrived that she wasn't feeling well. Tried to make it through dinner but didn't improve and let the staff know. The chef and staff did a great job packing her food to go and accelerated my omakase without having it feel rushed. I enjoyed my meal -- the food is always great -- and she enjoyed it the next day when she was feeling better! Really appreciated the extra effort from the team to deal with a challenging situation. We'll be back again; this is a longtime favorite of ours.

SH
New York Area
380 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place earns its star. Always amazing.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yakitori Tori Shin has incredible, authentic food. The service was incredible everyone was so kind and helpful. We will definitely be eating there again!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great conversation with the chefs through the meal. I’d love to visit again soon.

MT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

For a restaurant that had a Michelin star and is still recommended by the Michelin guide for New York, I found that the food here was mediocre and did not provide an exceptional experience to me. It was simple, under-seasoned for most of the plates, and definitely didn’t “wow” me. I expected far better in terms of flavour and uniqueness. For the majority of the time I was there, I kept thinking that I could have went to any other restaurant that served skewers and they probably would have tasted better. Definitely underwhelming.

The service on the other hand was excellent. The servers explained how the menu worked, provided us with warm towels before and after the meal to clean our hands, constantly filled up our cups of water every few minutes, and made sure that we always had a clean plate in front of us.

Would I recommend this place to a friend? Probably not. For the prices that the restaurant charged and the quality and taste of the food that I was served, I think your money would be better spent elsewhere.

OT
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is sublime whether or not you have the special skewers.
Be daring, have them!

DA
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A pesar de que la cena no estuvo mal, es muy caro para la calidad que ofrece. Creo que ya ha perdido la estrella Michelín, pero me extraña que haya podido conseguirla, ya que la comida estaba muy lejos de tener el nivel requerido para lo que yo entiendo que debe tener un restaurante con estrella. El servicio muy atento.

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OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was on crutches and they were incredibly accommodating.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place!

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r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I felt the maître d' was not very attentive. She was too busy to say thank you/good night even when we we were leaving until we were out the door. Getting hot sake took very long. I understand you have to heat it but it was unusually long, all 3 times we asked for it. The food was great though and the atmosphere was friendly & energetic without being over powering. Hopefully your experience is better than mine.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. Great experience.

Impressive spot for a date. Not loud

p
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A lot of fuss and expense for what is ultimately Asian street food.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not as good as I hoped for a Michelin place. Appetizers were unimpressive (e.g. squeaky beans in my kakuni). Moreover, the yakitori itself had issues, which was quite disappointing, such some pieces not being seasoned through and tasting like unflavored chicken in the inside. The portions were very small and I left feeling hungry, despite ordering the omakase. Was also not pleased by the additional surcharges along the way such as for the egg yolk sauce and for the creme brulee dessert.

MF
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - very tasty. Amazing service and in terms of ambiance i felt like I was right in Tokyo. Perfect for date night, out with friends or family. Our 10 year old son loved it and wanted to come back next night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

impeccable service. commendable quality food.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered Oden omakase was so delicious and valuable because 4kinds oden and 4yakitori skewers and 2vegetables and rice dish amd homemade dessert.
Servers have good knowledge their dish and skewers and very friendly.
We will be back soon!

SM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating at Yakitori Tori Shin and the food was better second time around.

AE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food. Unfortunately they ran out of some things early which is not being prepared. Waiter was difficult to understand and doesn't know his yakitori

s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was fine, but not worth the cost. Most of the skewers in the Omakase set menu were chicken. Would have ordered a la carte if we’d had known.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The actually dining experience is as amazing as the food. You really feel taken care of.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Menu was misleading and the server offered no explanation as to how to order a meal that included other than chicken skewers. One of our party did not eat chicken and he was not helped to put a meal together. No variation from set offerings were possible.

D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to experience the Omakase for the first visit but more value in choosing the ala-carte options for subsequent visits.

K
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food with unique tastes.

JL
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. What a great experience. Service and food just exemplary.

CR
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time visitor here. Loved the interaction with the chef and staff. The food was awesome, but more important, just letting the situation unfold and putting yourself in the hands of the staff. Will definitely go back more than once!

a
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Have wanted to try Yakitori Tori Shin for a while but it's just not my cup of tea. While we had a 9pm reservation, we had to wait a good 20 minutes to be seated. Once seated, there was a very loud and drunk group seated right next to us who basically ruined our meal. Yakitori options are quite limited, and our server would drop off items without a word, so often we weren't 100% sure what was what -- I mean I can obviously tell the difference between a tsukune chicken meatball skewer and mushrooms, but two different types of chicken thigh? Would have been nice if she just took one second to say what she was putting on the table. Wasn't the best experience... will stick to my other yakitori go-tos from now on but happy to cross this off the list.

n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at the delicious, civilized, thoughtful Torishin restaurant this past Monday night. The food and service were impeccable.

We happen to love chicken. If you don't like chicken, this is not the place for you.