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Yakitori Totto

  1. Celebrity Settings
    Lindsay Lohan Freaks Out at 1 Oak; Emma Watson Pets a Puppy at Bar ItaliaPlus: John Legend eats at Rosemary’s, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  2. Beating the System
    How to Get Totto Ramen — Without the WaitHow to get midtown’s best noodles while avoiding the inevitable wait.
  3. The Grub Street Diet
    Mad Hungry’s Lucinda Scala Quinn Eats Chocolate to Ease the Pain of“Simply put: My husband is up shit creek, along with the pizza. It sucked!”
  4. Temporary Closings
    Manhattan Loses Two Japanese Restaurants, But Gains a Ramen JointYakitori Torys will reopen as a Totto Ramen offshoot.
  5. The New York Diet
    Anthony Bourdain Gets Lamb Chops From Joël Robuchon, Hot Dogs From SabrettThe man behind ‘Medium Raw’ and ‘No Reservations’ tells us where he scores takeout in this week’s New York Diet.
  6. Openings
    Totto Opens Ramen Shop Next WeekThe owner of Yakitori Totto and Soba Totto gets into the ramen business.
  7. Personalities
    Thomas Keller and Danny Meyer Find Anonymity Amid Skewered Chicken HeartsOne goes to Totto and the other goes to Torys.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    Benchmark Opens in Park Slope; Belgian Waffles Come to the VillagePlus: bacon marmalade for sale in Greenpoint, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  9. Openings
    Totto-lly Awesome: Yakitori Totto Will Open Midtown Ramen JointOne of Thomas Keller’s local haunts gets a sister.
  10. Lists
    Where Chang, Boulud, Bourdain, Canora, and Nawab Eat LateChefs pick their favorite late-night spots.
  11. Lunch
    Finally, Yakitori Totto Starts Serving LunchThis may be just the way to avoid the dinner wait.
  12. The Other Critics
    Breaking Scandal: Does Frank Bruni Hate Sardines?Our faith may be shattered.
  13. Mediavore
    Dinner for Two for Under $100; Seacrest Out (of Barbecue Sauce)Plus: a bailout for Parmigiano makers and a dress-code crackdown at Bouley, all in our morning news roundup.
  14. Back of the House
    Soba Totto’s Chef Is a Yakitori GoddessGiven the macho atmosphere of most izakayas, with their clientele of hard-drinking salarymen and meat-centric menus, it might come as a surprise to learn that the chef of three of the city’s best — Yakitori Totto, Torys, and the brand-new Soba Totto — are all under the control of a woman. Mika Ohie is a first-class cook and kitchen manager who runs all three restaurants with an iron hand, says her boss, owner Ryuichi “Bobby” Munekata. “I hardly go in the kitchen at Yakitori Totto,” he says. “I leave it all up to her.” But Ohie admits kitchens are not the friendliest places. “Kitchens are very tough. You need to accept the challenge of running one,” she tells us. “I love to cook, but restaurant work is definitely tough.”
  15. NewsFeed
    Yakitori Totto to Get New Soba SisterNew York soba fans (more than you might think) will be pleased to hear that the city is getting a much-needed addition to its roster of buckwheat-noodle restaurants. The source is impeccable: Ryuichi “Bobby” Munekata, the owner of the Cheap Eats favorite Yakitori Totto and Aburiya Kinnosuke. “There are only three or four soba restaurants in New York, compared to hundreds of sushi places,” says Munekata. The planned location for Totto Yakitori and Soba, though, is directly atop one of its few competitors: Sakagura, which occupies the basement floor of the same East 43rd Street building. You’ll find Totto Yakitori on the ground floor, likely as of mid-December.
  16. Mediavore
    Gordon Ramsay Suit Tossed; Vendy Nominations OpenIf there’s a halal-chicken guy on your corner whom you think is unappreciated, now’s your chance to do right by him: Nominations have opened up for the Vendy Awards. [Gothamist] A judge has tossed out the suit against Gordon Ramsay brought by the manager of Dillons for acts committed in the name of reality TV. [NYP] Simon Oren, the owner of new French bistro Charolais, double-crossed the Insatiable Critic, and she isn’t happy about it. [Insatiable Critic] Related: New French Bistro Has an Old Soul