Yakitori Tori Shin

4.8
705 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 705 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Had around 7-8 chicken skewers out of the 10 skewers served in the Chef’s choice. Wasn’t here to pay $100 for that much chicken.

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Mori
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, food, everything was Amazing !!! Chef Tatsunori cooking our Yakitori to perfection and even suggested ways to enjoy them. The shiso sorbet was super refreshing. Would no doubt return.

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NorkaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Japanese food . The service and food were exceptional. Highly recommend.

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LilyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment and service is good. The food is very nice. The cocktails are delicious.

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vipBrooklynMom
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I've been to Tori Shin several times before. The food is outstanding, and the service impeccable. This time, I was seated on the 2nd floor for the first time, and there were 2 large groups that were energetic. It was loud, and the servers kindly offered to move us downstairs after the appetizer or 1st course when a table opened up there. Regardless, we had a wonderful experience--the food and service are divine!

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vipMax1
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Being a yakitori nerd, I was disappointed to learn when we arrived that they did not have some of my preferred cuts from the menu. The menu itself is a bit difficult to navigate and the rules on what can or cannot be combined need to be easier to understand. All of this made us a bit wary, but then the food came and it was awesome! Every skewer was perfectly executed and packed with flavor. I will shut up now.

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vipMichelle
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As usual, food is great, healthy, and special. But unfortunately the restaurant did not have 1/3 of what we initially ordered and the staff serving our table appeared so new that she had to check every single order and every single question from us (and made mistakes). Nonetheless we all had a great time. Really value for money.

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Woozz
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a first timer!

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YoshiI
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and hospitality!!

AP
AbsoluteP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall is good. the waiter was very charming and helpful.

We order Omakase, but they changed the rice dish which I was looking forward to. Oh, I wish I could have mini Oyako-don. instead of Soboro-don and Ochazuke.

Plus a new group of people was very loud and not present.

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Myles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really loved the food here. Excellent location, top quality staff, mouth-watering food. I will say the location is much smaller than its photos make it feel online, so the ambience was a bit less "cozy" than I was hoping for.. but that's also not uncommon with solid spots in Manhattan. Interestingly, we ended up paying less than expected by going A La Carte, so for those looking for a nice outing without breaking their bank, I think this is a solid spot!

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justinp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightfully tasty. Outstanding selection of skewers.

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DenisZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This is our second time, and while first time was outstanding second time was not that great.
I tried broiled sea urchin, and it was underwhelming. Pork belly was springy. Stick with the chicken.
We were sitting on the second floor, and the food was getting to us already just warm, not hot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the dinner in a very calm space even though it was outdoors. Torishin's yakitori was as popular as it was, and I was impressed by the juicy roasting of very fresh chicken and the aroma of charcoal. This is the only place where you can eat authentic Japanese yakitori in NY. Also, I will definitely come back soon.

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AnthonyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service, the staff was very respectful and kind.

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vipMax1
New York Area
51 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.

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YChow
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Keiko and team were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 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!

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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。

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nicoler
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most special eating experiences- ever !

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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.

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

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

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RafaelD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 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!

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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.

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Lynnnn
New York Area
7 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.

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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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 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.

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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).

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

It was excellent!! A+ highly recommend!!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 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.

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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 705 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.