Totoya, Neutral Bay

Yakitori is a popular Japanese dish, sort of a Japanese chicken kebab.  Marinated chicken pieces, and sometimes chicken livers and vegetables are threaded on bamboo skewers and grilled.  The word is from 'yaki' meaning grill, or cook, and 'tori' meaning bird or fowl.

After spending the whole afternoon in Hunter Valley, we headed back to Sydney for dinner. We wanted something light, so my friend suggested Japanese at Neutral Bay. Being home to one of Sydney's biggest Japanese Communities, Neutal Bay has large selections of Japanese restaurant along the road. My friend suggested Totoya.

Totoya is a casual dining place with reasonable price.  There were 9 of us yesterday and it only cost us $16 each.  Staffs might not be very fluent in english, but all the dishes were good with no real complaints. What get me excited is their good selection of Yakitori. My husband and I have fallen in love with Yakitori ever since our trip to Japan 2 years ago.

 The Yakitori is very good, especially Chicken Breast Fillet with chilli cod roe & the beef and shallot rolls.

 Chicken Breast Fillet with chilli cod roe $2.40 (each) & Beef and Shallots Roll $3.50 (each)

Pork Rib with Garlic and Miso sauce $3.00 (each)
Chicken Skin $1.80 (each)

Beef Tounge $1.80 (each)

The Fried rice makes a good complement with the meat dishes, it has a pleasant burnt aroma in it, but be asured that the fried rice was cooked very well. We enjoyed it very much.

Fried Rice with Pickles serves 4 people $16.00 
They have a smaller serving for 2 people $9.00

The taste of butter and garlic is  very prominent for the Scotch Fillet Steak in a good way for me as I love garlic. The Chicken Karaage is crispy and served well with the teriyaki sauce.

Scotch Fillet Steak $18.00

Chicken Karaage with Teriyaki Sauce $8.00
We had Eggplant and pork in chilli sauce. The sauce of this dish is like the chinese sweet and sour sauce, definitely need to have this with rice, as the sauce is too tasty to have on its own.

Eggplant with Pork and Chilli Sauce $11.00

Some of my friends had the sukiyaki to share, as you can see the serving is very generous. The Sukiyaki is another reason for me to come back.

166 Military Road,
Neutral Bay, NSW, 2089
(Off street inside an arcade. Above Jones the Grocer) 
Ph: (02) 9908 7045

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