Yakitori Tori Shin

4.8
673 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Torishin's Counter is back. If you looking for Counter Seat, please visit Resy (https://resy.com/cities/ny/torishin). Omakase Counter serves only Chef's Omakase Course ($100, 2.5hr).

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 Binchotan charcoal.
We are also directly linked to a highly successful Yakitoriya in Tokyo. Our dream is to share this Tokyo experience with others and 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 yrs old, except Sundays and Holidays.
We will charge $20 per guest in the event of a no show, cancel, changing the reservation date or decreasing the number of guests within 24 hrs of the reservation time.

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
What 673 people are saying
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 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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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.

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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。

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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 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.

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vipaoaochen
New York Area
4 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Expensive for what it is

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

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

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TAKA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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

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

For any occasion, Torishin is always a great choice.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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

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KatherineP
Atlantic City
2 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.

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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.

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vipevianman
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always a treat to eat at Tori Shin. The one negative was that the server forgot to pack us our rice portion. The meal was too filling to finish. But overall a pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing traditional Japanese dinner with great staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable experience. I still remember first skewer I got a chicken thigh with Tate and hands up... So juicy and smoky flavor. Will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious to eat warm Oden in cold winter.

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DKPKSB
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a wonderful dining experience. The servers were incredibly helpful with suggestions, details on varying Yakitori options, etc. We will be back... THANKS

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viewfromtheair
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

My wife and I have come to Torishin for the last 2 years for my birthday and this week we came for the 3rd year, and have to say I’m a bit disappointed. The food was excellent, but my wife had called ahead and showed up early to request a happy birthday song, and cake, but it never showed up....

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teresa
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience, we had the set meal on a Thursday evening (Along with a lovely bottle of cold saki) and it was fantastic in every sense. I will book this again soon, a rare treat in Manhattan to find this authentic Japanese treasure in midtown. ⛩ I was referred by a friend who is a gourmand and will do the same to friends and family who “get it” ♥️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Torishin!

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vipCRKNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Too many staff that led being overly crowded and hectic. No one assigned waitstaff that you could connect with for consistent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oden Omakase include yakitori is best foods at winter
time.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charcoal flavor skewers and service and cost performance are excellent!

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vipTysp
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.

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vipGillianS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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. 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 673 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.