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Both Hearst Tower and Tori Shin are recommended for visiting. If you like Japanese cuisine, then this restaurant is worth checking out. At Tori Shin, visitors may try good yakitori chicken, oysters and chicken skewers. Come here and degust tasty green tea ice cream, crème brûlée and brulee dessert. At this place, clients can have delicious draft beer or good champagne. Great iced green tea, matcha or juice will make your meal better and you'll surely come back.

The cozy atmosphere of this spot allows customers to relax after a hard working day. Many people note that the waitstaff is patient at this restaurant. From the guests' viewpoint, prices are reasonable. Tori Shin is a Michelin selection and has been rewarded with 2 black knife-and-fork symbols: the experts state that this place guarantees ultimate comfort.

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Sophia Y. Request content removal
We had a great meal at Torishin! We sat at the counter so were able to see the chef and staff prepare the different yakitori skewers. We choose to try the omakase special with the wagyu and iberico pork. Each piece was well seasoned and came out quickly, one after the other. At the end, we had dessert; a Japanese strawberry and panna cotta. I would recommend one to try Torishin at least once. The staff there were very attentive and we had a great time!
Jeremy R. Request content removal
Ate at the select counter with my date. You're in for a big bill but it is the premium dining experience at Torishin. At the select counter you get an omakase dinner with a choice to do Wagu and Iberico or both. We chose both. The chef, Urashi-san, was clearly an expert at his craft. He wielded the fan and tongs with confidence and kept the bites coming at a perfect pace. You get to enjoy the whole chicken from from beak to tail (yes they have a tail) and then some specialty dishes along the way. On my next visit, I'd probably not opt for the Imberico ham. Just a personal preference on how it is prepared as the pork was medium rare and I can think of so many better ways to eat Imberico. Tips for first-time visitors: 1. Learn how to say "Itadakimasu" and use it before you eat. Youtube will give you a quick tutorial and you will be happy you learned. 2. You do not have to eat at the select counter. And, the restaurant has much more seating in the main dining that is a far less expensive option. 3. They do not open a minute early. Get reservations and don't fuss about the line. When they do open, they quickly seat everyone.
Patrick W. Request content removal
Yakitori Torishin Former 1 star yakitori place, which is a very high award for a yakitori restaurant. Even the legendary Torishiki holds only one star as well. Yakitori to me seems like a street food genre to me but it's also hard to find good ones outside Japan. Let's see Joe this restaurant do. We order the $100 omakse which includes wagyu or iberico pork. I got to try both. The meal started with Pickle vegetables. It was good. The dashi at the bottom add a nice complexity to it. I ate it all at the beginning of the meal, but I feel it can also work great as a palate cleanser between skewers. The first appetizer was chicken breasts with yuzu ponzu jelly. The breast was cooked perfectly and the ponzu was great. The grilled mackerel on the same plate was also very good. I think the charcoal flavor was faint tho. There's also good old edamame in the sand plate s as well. Not we make a transition to the skewers courses. The first was Chiken breasts with wasabi. The breast is very tender but I feel the charcoal aroma could be more. But for breast, this is very good. Knee cartilage was very flavorful as it has more fat. I really like the crunch of the cartilage itself and the grill was noticeably better than the breast. Heart was kinda disappointing for me as it is usually one of my favorite yakitori skewer, but here it was weak both seasoning and grill aroma. I think Yakitori Totto did it better even without charcoal grill. Next up the two vegetable skewers. Corn was alright but forgettable. Zucchini on the other hand is the best skewers so far. It was grilled with passion. As you bite into it the warm sweet juice rushed out into your mouth and the charcoal aroma hit your nose. Phenomenal. The Okra eggplant soup was also very good. I didn't quite detect what was the ingredient but it was delicious. Before moving into the special meat, thigh was served. It was juicy and seasoned well but again, that charcoal aroma is missing. The Iberico pork and the wagyu was phenomenal. I never had iberico pork so good. The feel is just like wagyu, but porky rather than beefy. It was so good. The wagyu is also very good. I've had many wagyu but this one is gotta be top 5 if not top 3 wagyu experience for me. Very good. After the special meat, chicken oyster was served. I think this is the best skewer of the night. The meat ball was nice. I think the sauce on the meatball was very good. After that there were 3 rice dishes: chicken breast and nori rice, chopped chicken and rice soup. I think the chopped chicken was the best. The other Thai was good too but not as good. The dessert was pleasant tho. The shiso leave shaved ice was a surprise to me. I never tried a shaved ice with shiso flavor before but it really works. If you like shiso you guys try this. Overall we really enjoyed the meal. The bill came out at $150pp with a lot of drinks. The sake here was very good and the waitresses were attentive. So the verdict... It was good! Is this the best yakitori I've had? Hmmm perhaps not. I think even tho the cooking was good, the charcoal flavor was too mild. I prefer one I had in yakitori alley in Tokyo at a fraction of the price. Is this the best yakitori in the US? So far I'd say yes, but not by much. There are other places that serve high quality yakitori at a much cheaper price as well. So in terms of value for money I think it's not up there. I do still recommend you try this place though. If you never had a legit yakitori before this might blow your mind. 4 stars - recommended
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$$$$ Price range per person $64 - $210
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362 W 53rd St
New York City, New York, USA
50th Street
362 W 53rd St, New York City, New York, USA
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SundaySun 5PM-10PM
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 5PM-10PM
WednesdayWed 5PM-10PM
ThursdayThu 5PM-10PM
FridayFri 5PM-10PM
SaturdaySat 5PM-10PM

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