Helmed by chef Shu Ikeda, this Michelin-starred yakitori draws a loyal following of expats and Japanophiles for its standout grilled fare. Sidle up to the maplewood counter for morsels of poultry, beef and pork—cooked over slow-burning Binchotan charcoal—on bamboo skewers. A terrifically priced seven-course $55 omakase menu kicks off with pickled vegetables, runs through an array of skewers and rice dishes, and closes with green-tea ice cream.
|Venue name:||Tori Shin||Contact:|
1193 First Ave
|Cross street:||between 64th and 65th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–2:30pm, 6–11pm; Sat noon–12:30, 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R to Lexington Ave–59th St|
|Price:||Average skewer: $5. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|