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Yakitori Tori Shin

4.7
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661 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 661 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 1 August 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
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

Expensive for what it is

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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TAKA
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

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

TD
vipTommyD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For any occasion, Torishin is always a great choice.

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Ricky
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 8 March 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 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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gerardog
1 review
Dined on 29 February 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 24 February 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 22 February 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 16 February 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 15 February 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 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing traditional Japanese dinner with great staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 10 February 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
40 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was delicious to eat warm Oden in cold winter.

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DKPKSB
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 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 3 February 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 30 January 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
40 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Torishin!

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vipCRKNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 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
40 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oden Omakase include yakitori is best foods at winter
time.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charcoal flavor skewers and service and cost performance are excellent!

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vipTysp
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 January 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
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 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
19 reviews
Dined on 9 January 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 5 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

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

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DianaG
1 review
Dined on 24 December 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

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JeremieL
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing thank you very much for this dinner it was delicious

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vipshrecchi
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 20 December 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.

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vipAbfabsix
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipKevin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 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.

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vipSharonH
New York Area
395 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place earns its star. Always amazing.

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JiaxingB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staffs were friendly and nice, all skewers were taste great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MartinT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 December 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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DanielAlonso
1 review
Dined on 3 December 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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Yakitori Tori Shin does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. Yakitori Tori Shin also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 757-0108.

Yakitori Tori Shin is rated 4.7 stars by 661 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.