Thursday, July 09, 2020

Yakitori Totto, Shake Shack Are Coming to Somerville's Assembly Row

It looks like two big names are on their way to a growing mixed-use development in Somerville.

According to a source, Yakitori Totto and Shake Shack are planning to open at Assembly Row, with a page within listing both restaurants within the tenant roster section. Yakitori Totto is a highly-rated Japanese restaurant in New York that features grilled chicken on skewers, and was once shown on America's Best Bites, while celebrity chef, author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain (who passed away in 2018) once took CNN's Anderson Cooper to dinner there and said that "I totally recommend the Skin, it's crunchy and delicious!" according to the website for the place. Shake Shack, which has seven locations in the Greater Boston area, also has its roots in New York City, having started out there approximately 20 years ago.

 It isn't yet known when Yakitori Totto or Shake Shack might open at Assembly Row, so stay tuned for updates.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]