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Kyotofu

705 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10019
nr. 48th St.
212-974-6012

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8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 9
"Recommended"

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80% would go back.

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Bad customer service

By Elle1 on 1/16/2012

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I came here on my birthday with a group of friends and the customer service was horrible. Also the desserts weren't as good as expected. I'm not sure if this was purposely done because of the color of my skin, but I will never return.

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32 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

Incredible!

By sarah_b on 11/15/2009

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

I found out about Kyotofu at nymag.com and it sounded really interesting. Upon arrival, we we're immediately seated in the AWESOME back room and had the entire menu explained to us by the staff (she could tell we were newbies). The singular thing that wasn't perfect was the red snapper - it tasted a little fishy. But other than that one thing, everything was absolutely spot on. For anyone going, I recommend the Sake-infused Mac & Cheese and the Sweet potato loaf. Both of them are to die for! Honestly, this place has something for everyone. It is a very special combination of Japanese and American flavors and Kyotofu gets it right. I will definitely be going back.

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82 out of 164 people found this review helpful.

good stuff

By cupcakemonster on 6/28/2008

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

Love the sweet tofu, my mom likes the chocolate cake but she's more into chocolate than I am. Also enjoyed the cheesecake, as well as the appetizers. I've pretty much enjoyed everything but my favorite appetizers are the salmon w/ rice and the inari. What I really like about this place is that their stuff tastes different...in a good way. Also, I've never been much of a tofu person, but I love the tofu dishes at kyotofu.

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109 out of 204 people found this review helpful.

Pleasant and seductive

By food_is_amazing on 3/14/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

What a lovely little restaurant. We somehow managed to avoid all of the tofu on the menu (we had the asian pear cake and the chocolate cupcake), so maybe it does not matter how you feel about tofu after all. Both desserts were wonderful. The cupcake was soft and pretty, and creamy in the middle, but it was not too sweet. The restaurant compensates for the lack of icing on its cupcakes by putting a healthy dollop of cream on top instead. The asian pear cake was surprisingly light and moist and, like the cupcake, it was not too sweet. The space in the back (where the tables are) is just COOL; the photo on the profile does the space justice. Kyotofu is low-key, pleasant, and seductive. It was the perfect place to spend a Thursday night after work. . .

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108 out of 215 people found this review helpful.

A treat for your tastebuds!

By MollyW on 7/9/2007

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

Wow! Kyotofu was a refreshing find in a city of “same ole same ole” swanky restaurants. This surprisingly delicious Japanese restaurants provided great flavor and spice to each dish I tasted. The dessert was amazing. Who new that soy and tofu could be used to create such decadent creations? On top of the outstanding cuisine, the ambiance of the restaurant was so cool that I felt like I had taken a night away from the city. Whether after work, or a weekend dinner date, Kyotofu would be the perfect place for anybody.

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193 out of 422 people found this review helpful.

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