Best of Philly 2009: Karaoke
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User Reviews (8) :
Yakitori Boy is by far the best restaurant in Philadelphia especially for those who want to have parties.
This restaurant has a sophisticated set up with the restaurant being on the first floor while the karaoke bar and lounge are on the second floor. What really sold me on throwing my party there was that Yakitori Boy has private karaoke rooms that can fit anywhere between 6 to 30 people.
I made a reservation for my girlfriends surprise birthday party and I have to say Im glad I did. The food and the service were exceptional from beginning to end. There was not one moment during the night where are sake glasses stayed empty for more than a few minutes because a waiter constantly came by to refill them. We ordered the lily and cherry sushi platters for our twelve person party which was the best sushi I ever tasted. We all ordered entrees which came out pretty quickly considering that there were twelve people. The karaoke selection had a diverse selection of classics from our childhood that we could not just pick a few. The only downside to this experience was that the place closes at 2a.m.
For anyone whos looking for a place to throw birth parties, anniversary dinners, or just a get together with some friends, Yakitori Boy is the ideal place to do it. My girlfriend and her friends loved the atmosphere, the food, and the staff. Just make sure that you call ahead of time and make reservations so everything will be perfect.
Posted by Reggie: Mar. March 25th, 2011 at 2:44 PM
This was the worst dining experience ever. There's a reason 90% of the reviews suck. The food taste like DOG meat and the service was beyond the worst I've ever experienced. I also saw a roach. Never again
Posted by Greg: Feb. February 22nd, 2011 at 12:18 PM
They attempted to cheat us - - Today
We were four people and they added 18 percent gratuity, but it was not written in the menu. They lied us saying that it is written in the menu and they could not show us. We wanted to see the manager. They apologized but when we were leaving the place they again became very rude...I have never been such bad place before. The food was also not very good and it was overpriced...
Posted by ersin: Oct. October 17th, 2010 at 11:33 PM
This place is very unprofessional. I booked a room from them and they sent me an e-mail confirmation. THen they gave it away without letting me know because they said I had to buy tickets by a certain day but the lady told me I had 48 hours before the event. They have horrible communication. They just gave away my reserved room without notifying me. They REFUSED to let me speak with a manager after seeing how upset I was. I asked for a refund on the tickets because I purchased them a day late to them. They did not honor it immediately and said they would call back because they were busy and decided to hang up on me.
I use to like this place, they need new staff.
Posted by A: Dec. December 29th, 2009 at 9:28 PM
A completely disgusting and revolting place based on my experience (not based on the food, only the place itself)
Went here her a friends birthday party. They tried charging everyone at the party (over 20 people) a door charge to get in, when they were letting every other person in without charge. What???
After the manager apologized for the doorman trying to charge us, he notified us it was in fact free to get in. We finally were invited to have dinner upstairs. Obviously the doorman was upset at being contradicted, he punched a man in the face as he was walking by him knocking him backwards into the back wall of the staircase. Other people from the party tried to jump in to stop him.
What followed next? Asian manager tried to apologize profusely, he was close to tearing up. (I would be to, can we say you're fired?) We didn't want an apology, just a pending law suit.
Thank you Yaki - effin - tori B$tch
Posted by Julie: Oct. October 15th, 2009 at 11:42 PM
The food is fairly good. Still not as good as Sagami as far as the Japanese dishes.
The service is pretty bad though. The first cup of tea you order will be hot and the taste is how it ought to be. Don't expect them to go out of their way with the second cup however.
Also all the food comes out at once so try to ask for a bigger table. I've worked as a waitress b4 at a fine dining Japanese restaurant and I would have been fired for giving this kind of service. Especially on top of that they rush you. The food is good but next time I'll get take-out.
Posted by Anonymous: Feb. February 15th, 2009 at 1:12 PM
Also...appetizers, are good, gyoza, shumai, also the have mini soups (normal western portion size bowl of soup), ramen, udon etc...
Posted by DK: Feb. February 18th, 2008 at 12:05 PM
Friends took me there for my birthday, had a great time. They yakitori selection was good, got the sampler platter (chef's selection- if you are not into "organ meats or not adventurous" you can request the Sampler "western" style..as the sampler may include gizzards, chicken hearts, etc..) Sushi bar is good. After dinner went upstairs to check out the karaoke lounge. We ended up getting a room (small room that fits 6 went for $30/hr) we ended up closing the place, 3.5 hrs of karaoke! we left around 245AM!) great time, recommend it. Was just there this weekend for my buddy's wife's birthday, at my recommendation. Everyone enjoyed the food and the late night karaoke.
Posted by DK: Feb. February 18th, 2008 at 12:01 PM