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Yakitori Taisho

5 St. Marks Pl.
New York, NY, 10003, United States
TEL: (212) 228-5086

Tiny, cramped, and lively, this subterranean East Village eatery serves affordable Japanese fare in a no-frills dining room. Inside, the space contains little more than a handful of tables and a long wooden counter facing an open grill, where the chefs prepare the house specialty: yakitori (grilled skewers) made with everything from chicken skin and gizzards to shrimp and shitake mushrooms. In addition, the menu includes traditional snacks, such as grilled rice balls filled with spicy cod roe, and heartier options like soft shell crab with chili sauce. Pitchers of Kirin and Sapporo pair well with the salty small plates.

Insider Tip:

Arrive before the restaurant opens at 6 p.m. if you want to avoid the notoriously long wait (which often lasts more than an hour).


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kitchen Open Late
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Large Groups
  • Noisy
  • Open Kitchen/Watch the Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Private Room Available
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Japanese/Sushi


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