Yakitori Boy Is Celebrating 10 Years With a Once-In-A-Decade Anniversary Extravaganza!
This December, Yakitori Boy is celebrating 10 years of eating, drinking, and singing in Chinatown. For a decade, Yakitori Boy has upheld a tradition of excellence in food and entertainment, and will be honoring this milestone with a party you’ll have to see to believe. Join Yakitori Boy on Wednesday December 6 for a once-in-a-decade anniversary extravaganza. The party opens to the public at 10 p.m.
Since opening their doors in 2007, Yakitori Boy has served thousands of people, hosted hundreds of joyous celebrations, and heard countless karaoke songs (the good and bad). It won a Philadelphia magazine “Best Of Philly” award in 2009 for “Best Karaoke” and has been an OpenTable “Diner’s Choice” winner for the past three years in a row. A top-rated restaurant by Zagat, Yakitori Boy has proved time and time again their commitment to quality food, service, and fun.
Yakitori Boy, named for the Japanese tradition of fire-roasted yakitori skewers, prides itself on their premium sushi bar, helmed by head sushi chef Harumi Shinozaki. Shinozaki has over 30 years of experience in the art of sushi preparation and presentation. Shinozaki specializes in traditional preparation with Japanese authenticity – you know you’re getting the real deal.
Karaoke is a beloved pastime of Yakitori Boy founder Kenji Kurimoto, who felt most at home kicking back at izakayas, microphone in hand. Kurimoto opened his first Japanese restaurant and sushi bar in New Jersey almost 40 years ago, but it wasn’t until the 2000s that the concept of Yakitori Boy was born. Combining his love of karaoke with his restaurant experience, Kurimoto and business partners opened Yakitori Boy on 11th and Arch Street. This was Philadelphia’s first Izakaya and karaoke lounge where patrons could eat, drink, and sing all under one roof.
If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to go to Yakitori Boy, you know how special it is. Even your shyest friend or most bashful coworker can’t help but sing along when their favorite song comes on. Whether you’ve rubbed elbows with some of Philadelphia’s finest in the karaoke lounge, or sang your heart out in the privacy of a private room, most long-time Philadelphians have a Yakitori Boy story.
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