Yakitori Totto

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88 Impressive

Find the best Japanese-style grilled chicken parts in town at this second-floor midtown bar and restaurant.

251 W. 55th St., New York, NY, 10019

212-245-4555

http://tottonyc.com

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The lowdown

No one practices the oddball art of yakitori with more authority and better results than this second-story Theater District bar and restaurant where all-business grill chefs season, skewer, and cook over charcoal every conceivable chicken part, from skin to tail. There are thighs, hearts, livers, gizzards, necks, “oysters,” and the ever-popular “soft knee-bones.” It’s all delicious, especially the skewered chicken “meatballs,” tender torpedos of minced meat prepared three ways: plain, glazed with sauce, or stuffed in shishito peppers.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Recommended DishesChicken thigh and scallion skewer; prawn skewer; Kyona & Jyako salad.

DrinksFull Bar, Sake/Soju

Noise LevelCivilized