Yakitori Taisho

Japanese, Sake Bar
$ $
5 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 673-1300
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 4:00am
6:00pm - 4:00am
6:00pm - 4:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am



  • Chicken skin, chicken meatballs, pork, and the chicken gizzard. Tasty! Love this little place with all its offerings!
  • They have the best fried octopus balls - it's breaded in rice flour and fried and finished with BBQ sauce and some sort of mayo and then topped with bonito flakes. -Ed Cotton, Top Chef
  • The grilled chicken skin yakitori (ask for extra crispy) is awesome. Pair it with an ice cold beer. Yum.
  • Get the rock shrimp. But it takes a while for them to finish their set.
  • Delicious okonomiyaki & takoyaki - brings me back to Osaka/Kansai days...food I miss!
  • Get the chicken meatball yakitori. For seriously.
  • This is what drunk night snack bliss looks like. Order skewers of hot, crackly chicken skin ($1.25), velvety beef tongue ($2.50) and wash it all down with more Japanese beer on tap.
  • Supa Tuna Don and Mentai Fries all day every day. best food in the city. and that's a period.
  • The queuing system at this place is utterly an operational disaster on Friday nights.
  • Super Japanese yakitori (skewers) place. -Francine, The Real L Word
  • Sorry Folks but Oi Taisho two doors down is the better yakitori place. This place is good but not on par.
  • french fries and beer.
  • Come on a Monday night to avoid the crowds.
  • I love eating at this place...a piece of Tokyo send to NYC =]
  • love the chicken skin skewer
  • This place rocks! The Yotsumi and Tsukune yakitori are fantastic. Have a plain Yaki Onigiri (grilled rice ball) and small salad with your skewers.
  • Don't get the quail egg yakitori here, they're rubbery.
  • Get the beef tongue. Treat yourself
  • A giant rat ran up the wall next to our table while my friends and I were having dinner. Don't think I can come back, so sad bc I used to like this place a lot.

Nearby places

13 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
8 Stuyvesant St (at E 9th St & 3rd Ave)
240 E 9th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.)