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Torys Yakitorri on 52nd st

Daniel76 Sep 26, 2006 06:59 PM

Looking for this new Yakitori Restaurant that opened on east 52nd.. I think the name is torys.. I heard the manager from Yakitorri Totto is working there. I need a phone number?

  1. squid kun Sep 26, 2006 07:42 PM

    Sounds like Tori-gen, where Sushi Rose used to be (248 E. 52nd St., between 2nd and 3rd Aves., 212-813-1800). Here's a thread from spring: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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    1. re: squid kun
      E Eto Sep 26, 2006 08:15 PM

      Tori-Gen closed and is now a different business. I've been seeing ads for it in Japion for a couple weeks, so I was saddened by the demise of Tori-Gen. It is called Japanese Grille TORYS (same phone # as before). I'll have to see what TORYS is all about. I think with the opening of the second Riki operation where Tatany52 used to be, and with TORYS, 52nd should have a little more happening vibe once again. We'll see.

      1. re: E Eto
        squid kun Sep 26, 2006 09:00 PM

        Thanks for the update. I meant to try Tori-Gen but never got around to it, unfortunately. Wonder if there's a new owner this time.

        When did Riki take over the Tatany 52 space? That should be worth checking out.

    2. d
      Daniel76 Sep 26, 2006 08:06 PM

      yes that is the place.. Thanks for the number.. Even when I spoke to them, they spelled there name torys. Too bad that dont have room for me on Friday

      1. designerboy01 Sep 26, 2006 10:01 PM

        Torys is the same deal as:

        Yakitori Totto
        251 W 55th St (Cross Street: Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
        New York, NY 10019
        (212) 245-4555

        They are the same people that run it. Once I walked in it felt like the familar joint on the west side. I didn't eat there but they told me that they open till 11pm on weekends.

        1. m
          Muffin Oct 6, 2006 02:48 PM

          Yes, Torys is the new yakitori place after Tori-gen closed. I never made it to Torigen but
          just went to Torys the other night. My friend and I went on a Saturday night, and without reservation our wait was about 20 minutes, which is not that bad.

          The interior is like a mix of Totto and Aburiya. The menu is pretty much the same (of course, the main thing they serve is chicken). It looked like there were more Okinawan inspired side dishes on the menu than at Totto. But the food, service were both what you expect from Totto, and very nice. Since the place is new, and only been advertised in Japanese papers, on teh night we went, my friend was the only non-Japanese person in the whole restaurant, but I'm sure the words are spreading quickly....

          For those who live on the east side, this is a great alternative to Totto.
          Loved it.

          1. f
            feijai Jan 17, 2007 02:15 PM

            i've been there about 3 times and the quality is the same as totto... however the service is extreeeemely slow. so make sure you order lots of skewers to keep the food coming.

            1. c
              CTCajun Jan 17, 2007 03:12 PM

              What could two people expect to spend for a good amount of food (full not gorged), if we would probably not get drinks? Also, is there anything especially recommended?

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