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647 E. 11th St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. Ave. C
Pretensious and Pomp w/out the Circumstance.... i.e. this place stunk.
By GlamourcyGuy on 3/12/2011
Went there for a celebration dinner- it was our first time- we often eat Japanese in the e.village, and wanted to try a new place. The food was expensive and not quality. Im not afraid of an expensive place mind you- if it is worth it. THey have "black" edamame which are NO different then any other edamame- yet twice the price, and the $6 tofu was about the size of a postage stamp. May I remind them- they arent NOBU. The staff was aloof, and un atentive- even though there were only 7 people in the entire restaurant. The manager, was straight up rude, when questioned about something he yelled at our entire table like a big baby. I would never go here again, and would say go to GO Japanese restaurant on St Marks for a much better food/dining experience....or try something else- this place was empty for a reason- we should have known when we walked in.
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
By madhatnyc on 8/12/2010
I love this place. My favorites: tebasaki, hijiki salad, veggie tempura, and the buta kimchi. I can't express how much I love this place. Five stars!
Love the Chicken Wings and Sake at Kasadela!
By Allison Reilly (NY MAG) on 4/25/2010
I always make a pig of myself at this fabulous little Izakaya in the East Village. I can easily down three orders of the tebasaki (Japanese style chicken wings) all by myself. I must be done. JUST GETTING STARTED. Moving on from the chicken wings on to the grilled chicken and beef skewers (Kushiyaki), I make my way through their small but flavorful menu. An order of the grilled sausage and charred peppers. Perhaps an order of the potato croquettes. Now you're talking. To go with this delicious fare, nothing like some high quality sake to wash it down. Kasadela is known for their varieties of sake. Between the hot and cold sakes, they offer over 20 for your drinking pleasure. Not a sake fan? Fine. Have some chilled Kirin beer or wine. When you come here you can expect a couple of things. One, the food and service are excellent. You will have a good time with your group and will enjoy every morsel of food. Two, you won't break the bank. There is only one dish (Eel) that is $15. Everything else can be had for $12 or less. So go. Eat and drink and be merry. You will walk out with enough shekels for a night cap elsewhere in the Village.
Secret litte gem!
By sp332 on 10/9/2008
I have been an avid guest of Kasadela. I say 'guest' because they make you feel comfortable like you are more than just a customer. The atmosphere is great with interesting photographs, figurines, and art covering the walls. The place is cozy and really does not feel small at all once inside. The food is a culinary experience to be had by all food lovers and appreciators of the culinary arts. Number one in my book would have to be the famous (seriously) one of kind garlic chicken wings made with two kinds of soy sauce. The rest of the menu is also designed to cater to the different flavors desired by one's palette. For instance, the waitress or waiter may suggest you a sake that compliments the food be it spicy, sweet, sour, or savory. The authentic izakaya house vibe makes me so comfortable I've often stayed there for hours conversing with other patrons and even the bartender. The language barrier is minimum at best, and the crowd it draws is often diverse. What more can you ask for? Great food. Great atmosphere. Great conversation.
By buddhabelly on 1/29/2008
this review is for those planning a large gathering (about 10 people, any more than that you might as well rent out the place) at kasadela. if you read the reviews before and after mine, you will know that the food here (no matter what you order) is guaranteed to be delish. so for those planning a large gathering, here is my run down. the kasadela staff was really friendly, helpful, and patient (from time i made the reservation to the time i rolled out of the restaruant). be sure you call ahead and make a reservation (but you already know that)...and i believe they accept phone calls after 5pm. they recommend having your party during off-peak times -- on weekdays or before/after the dinner rush on weekends. i had my party of 10 on a saturday at 10pm. grab pre-dinner drinks at any bar near the restaurant. kasadela has a bar area too, but with 10+ people, the area may get a little too cozy. the kasadela staff was awesome from start to finish. Bottom line, kasadela is a great place for a happy party and happy bellies.
Out of the way, but worth it
By garbanzo on 10/11/2006
Put sushi out of your mind -- this is dozens of little tasty plates of Japanese (and Korean) home cooking. Kind of like Omen, only cheaper and less traditional. Can get quite noisy at times (being a small dining, nowhere to run), but excellent food with a wide ranging sake menu make it worth tolerating the ocassional din.
A NYC diamond
By pumkin237nyc on 4/3/2005
Kasadela is a hideaway hidden along the beaten path but well worth the visit! What can I say except that the owner worked for Nobu, all the small dishes are so tasty you just keep on ordering and ordering. You will leave this restaurant satiated but not stuffed and you will feel like you just had an exceptional dining experience in this great city that we call the "BIG APPLE"!!
By hey_hon on 5/3/2004
What else would you serve in such a cute space except for small plates of tasty Japanese treats! Grilled Chicken was perfect, Kimchee zesty and crisp, Age Tofu delicious and fried oysters were wonderful. Nothing here costs more then $10, get many plates to share. Also, cool Sake list. I am definately going back!
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