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213 E. 45th St., New York, NY, 10017
nr. Third Ave.
Simply the best Japanese food in the city
By Sanchez on 10/28/2014
If you are looking for the best Japanese food in the city (probably east coast) then this is the place. If you are looking for service go to Daniel or Nobu... Mostly frequented by Japanese expats living in NY which ads to the experience. Sometimes you have to point to things on the menu because the staff doesn't speak English well but who cares?!?! The food is the most amazing Japanese food I have ever had in the US. They could literally make me stand and eat and I would still give the place a 10. There is so much on the menu that you need to go back multiple times to try everything before they replace it with something new.
By rbbny on 6/3/2011
Whoever the host was on thursday night should be fired. I walked in with my family for my wifes birthday dinner only to be told that my daughter could not sit at the counter space. I understand policies of establishments, but the way this was handled left us having to walk out.
Authentic & exotic
By 20somethingirl on 8/20/2010
The food was unlike any other japanese restaurant's I've been to in the city with sea urchin as a standard item in the lunch sets (which I highly recommend). $35 prix fixe 4 course lunch? amazing! and I'll be back for more.
Feels like Japan
By RCE on 3/30/2010
Genuinely friendly staff, but ask to not be seated too close in front of the fire grill (near the kitchen). We were seated there and the evening was unbearably hot. All Japanese clientele; cute intimate "rooms" for smaller parties. Food: Very good! We watched the chefs at the grill and saw how mindful they were of every single dish. Recommended: Berkshire Pork, Beef Stew, Whole Steamed Fish. So-so: Duck breast (served cold), Japanese Yams (grilled, but serving size was stingy - about 5 skinny slices), Pork Cheeks (not as tender as I would have liked). Dessert was unmemorable.
a great find
By 888TOOT on 2/14/2010
new york never ceases to amaze me. if you're looking for a culinary adventure, go here. it's very inventive, delicious japanese food.
By NDUNNE on 10/23/2007
Truly a fantastic experience!! The Sea Eel Tempura is marvelous and the sashimi is just right. It is a refresing place for a casual dinner/date. Staff is woderful as well.
Not your typical Japanese restaurant
By garbanzo on 10/11/2006
Mideast East doesn't spring to my mind when it comes to inventive cuisine, but Aburiya Kinnosuke is both imaginative and quite a bargain. Their six course lunch prix fixe for $30 is like a mini-kaiseke meal, almost too much for the midday meal, but definitely not unwelcome. Their evening menu is like Japanese tapas, allowing diners to sample traditional fare, as well as some interpretations of Japanese staples. Highly recommended.
tofu to die for
By emily1 on 9/29/2005
I was very surprised to find this small place so inviting and enchanting. The tofu is house-made, served with a small plate of sel gris, perfectly chopped chives, and ginger. If you can score a seat at the bar, check out the authentic robata grill, it is quite impressive as the chef reaches over and hands you your selection on a wooden platter. The prices are indeed well worth the visit, but you may be hungry in the end.
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