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Yakitori Taisho

$$ - $$$
East Village
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9 st marks, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-7802
+1 212-228-5086
17:00 - 03:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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Queens, New York
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83 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My fav Japanese joint in all of NYC. Take in the ambiance and pretend you're in a tiny Tokyo back alley. Everything on the menu is solid but the best thing is obviously the namesake, grilled chicken parts--gizzards, livers, ground meat, breasts, skin. Get that with a grilled rice ball, wash it down with a giant ice cold beer. What... More 

Thank Bennett C
Beverly Hills, California
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100 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This place has given me an addiction every time i visit NY. I feel like eating here is a must. I love everything from charcoal grill, ask them make it extra crispy and don't forget to order grill rice yummmm. I tried their ramen and it was good. I'm drooling now....the price is reasonable for NY resto.

Thank Ed M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

There's a long line to get in, but the waiting time usually not that long. We ordered a different kinds of yakitori and the taste is close enough to the actual yakitori in Japan. The service is quick, the place is small so be prepared to rub elbows with others. Don't forget to check out the dessert place next door.

Thank litslits
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Every time I come to New York, this is my ritual to come to Yakitori - even if I'm staying mid-town, I come down here to eat it's so good. The place is usually packed so you need a little patience before you get a seat. Better to go in small group - 2 is perfect. The place is so... More 

Thank Swissvibe
Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place is a tiny busy Japanese restaurant. They seems to always be a line to get in. However, I was there by myself....so it was a short wait before I've got a seat at the bar.I have a few dishes including Okonomiyaki, Chicken skewer, and grilled asparagus. Everything was delicious but the size of Okonomiyaki is way too large... More 

Thank Sam L
Brno, Czech Republic
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We visited for a small dish. Opted for a set menu. The staff was nice and quick. The food is quite cheap - I would say good value. The tastes are what you would expect, great. I recommend to get lot of chicken and meat balls, just ignore the set menu. One thing to be cautious about is doneness of... More 

Thank Filip N
Morristown, New Jersey
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327 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

4 1/2 stars. We had Kimchi, grilled mackerel, grilled salmon rice ball surprising VG, shrimp and chicken hot and sour soup, hot to spicy or sour. Meat skewers sampler VG. All the food was very good, tasty, well presented, friendly and helpful staff.

Thank jaybirdrcky
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Most people need a comparison for things they haven't experienced hence my title. I don't love it either but it works. Traditional Japanese restaurant with a great selection of Japanese spirits to go along with a LARGE selection of mini bites. From grilled squid to grilled chicken livers to chicken skewers with fish roe. You could make a dozen trips... More 

Thank Akash K
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

You're quickly sat and asked your order. The dishes range from 4-10$ and they are very shareable. Everything is delicious !!! Completely recommend it.

Thank Luis J
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1,026 reviews
780 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I don't think Yakitori Taisho is one of the best yakitori places in the city, but it is decent with reasonable prices. The yakitori sets are only okay (comparatively to other places), but the specials can be good. Chicken teriyaki is mediocre, the okonomiyaki is full of dough, and the eel/tofu dish is too watery.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Japanese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 st marks, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10003-7802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-5086

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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