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Aburiya Kinnosuke

213 E. 45th St., New York, NY, 10017
nr. Third Ave.
212-867-5454

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

86% would go back.

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rude host

By rbbny on 6/3/2011

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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107 out of 232 people found this review helpful.

Authentic & exotic

By 20somethingirl on 8/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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134 out of 259 people found this review helpful.

Feels like Japan

By RCE on 3/30/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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123 out of 250 people found this review helpful.

a great find

By 888TOOT on 2/14/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

new york never ceases to amaze me. if you're looking for a culinary adventure, go here. it's very inventive, delicious japanese food.

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132 out of 266 people found this review helpful.

Refreshing

By NDUNNE on 10/23/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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291 out of 547 people found this review helpful.

Not your typical Japanese restaurant

By garbanzo on 10/11/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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386 out of 849 people found this review helpful.

tofu to die for

By emily1 on 9/29/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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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