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Izakaya Ten

207 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 23rd St.
212-627-7777

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 8
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

60% would go back.

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Best Japanese in Chelsea

By Goofyballs2 on 7/30/2010

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

After 9 long and arduous years, I've finally found an excellent Japanese restauant in Chelsea. The sushi is excellent, but I'd suggest the other side of the menu where three favorites include: Pickled vegetables, sauteed pork belly with kimchee, and chilean sea bass cooked in miso broth. Service was a bit slow, but extremely friendly and knowledgable, and sake selection was impressive.

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57 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

Love it

By NYC4ever on 3/7/2010

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

This restaurant is such a great treat. The food is delicious, the ambiance is inviting. The restaurant offers bottles of sake & should you not be able to finish the entire bottle, they will happily label it and keep it for your next visit.

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62 out of 147 people found this review helpful.

DO NOT GO to Izakaya Ten

By aphunter on 7/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Although the food at the restaurant is decent in a pinch (ie. you don't want to wait an hour to be seated at Tia Pol...), I would never recommend this restaurant based on the poor service. Literally it took an hour and a half just to get our drinks to the table, and another 30 minutes to see the first sign of food (edamame!). Clearly this restaurant is understaffed based on the fact that they cannot even get the simplest orders out of the kitchen. The food was fine, but unfortunately the service was unforgivable.

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73 out of 163 people found this review helpful.

Haven't been there for awhile...

By douleurexquise on 8/30/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Living at the end area of Chelsea, there's not many cute restaurants to go to. We were happy to discover Izakaya Ten about a year ago. We thought it was so good, we went two days in a row, and then often again. When we went there several months ago, the place seemed different. The menu was changed, almost feeling dumbed down, and the service was not as attentive and smooth. I can't explain clearly what the other changes were, but something made me not want to go back there so much anymore. I don't know what it's like now, but I only stop in there now to get a drink while waiting for Tia Pol.

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72 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

Japanese Gastropub in Chelsea

By SocialistaNYC on 12/24/2007

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

The thin narrow entryway and Pop-y music transported me straight to Tokyo. This is a great spot after an afternoon of gallery-hopping. They have a wide selection of sake and house-infused shochu, and a menu of snacky delights to pair with your poison of choice. I love the buttery monkfish liver here, which are small hefty wheels of pate stacked in a pool of ponzu sauce. The crunchy fried octopus legs are excellent to munch on. Shumai is wonderfully soft and tender. Must note that the sushi is of very high-quality in my experience, except when we go near the end of the night! Would love to try the grilled yellowtail collar but they always run out when I go! Next time I'd like to try the buta kimchee and the little grilled Japanese pork sausages...

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