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Yakitori Torishin

1193 First Ave. (E. 65th St.) Send to Phone
212-988-8408 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Yakitori makes its way uptown.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly
  • Dress code: Casual

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Yakitori Torishin Restaurant Review

: Japanese-style grilled meats, seafood and vegetables on bamboo skewers, known as yakitori in Japan and so popular in the izakayas along St. Mark's Place in the East Village, has made its way uptown. What sets Yakitori Torishin apart from the late-night basement-level establishments in that part of town is the binchotan charcoal the restaurant uses to grill its organic chicken, giving the meat a distinctive smoked flavor. In short, the quality of the meats and preparation, not to mention the comparatively subdued noise levels of its environs, distinguish the place from its downtown peers. A dimly lit natural wood and bamboo interior provides a semi-traditional contemporary setting where sets of assorted vegetarian and meat skewers --- from shishitoh pepper and onion to chicken breast with yuan moromi miso --- can be ordered with rice and salad accompaniment. There is also an assortment of dons, or grilled meats over rice, as well as bento box combinations. So gather around and watch skilled chefs grill in the Japanese tradition. And don't forget to order from the large saké selection.
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