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Prime KO

217 W. 85th St., New York, NY, 10024
nr. Broadway
212-496-1888

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

75% would go back.

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I simply must have the chef in my chateau

By MadMontyMN on 4/14/2013

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

My dining experience was simply divine. As I walked into the restaurant, Two Matre'Ds each released a dozen white doves, as waitresses carved my path to the marble table with rose petals. The head chef came out to my illustrious seat, carried on a golden throne, pulled by white tigers. Their breath smelled of peppermint. As they lowered the head chef to the floor, they sat regally. The chef, a strong man, presented me with a menu, as if from On High. The food choices were as exquisite as the next. For a starting drink, my golden chalice was filled with ambrosia, as I was fanned with large feathers. I shivered, as if penetrated by the slightest of drafts. The chef snapped his fingers, and as if by magic, Fire shot forth from the walls above me. Every color that you could imagine. As I ordered my roast Unicorn, medium, angelic harps began to play, soothing my very soul. I must have been very relaxed, as it took no time at all for my delectable entree to arrive. It was the most succulent unicorn meat I ever had the pleasure of placing in my mouth. It was superb! Dessert came to me, flown on the backs of great eagles. It was just as delicious. When the check came, I completely expected a paltry sum to be given, I was surprised. $6.95 for the whole spread? Yes please! I shall tell all of my fans about this impressive dining experience, as I'm sure it will satiate the most delicate of appetites. I shall be back soon!

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48 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

UWS Hot Spot

By KFOODLOVER on 2/17/2011

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

I live near the upper west side and recently dined at Prime KO. We had the most unbelievable experience and were treated like princesses (group of 8 girls.) The food was amazing, service impeccable and the ambiance was exactly what the upper west side needs - especially among kosher restaurants! Try everything - or maybe go for the gyu kakani and the crispy rice with spicy tuna to start and then try the chicken and maybe the L bone.

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39 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

slick and cool

By magicfood on 2/2/2011

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

I loved everything about it,food was very good,music was pleasant ,decor was chic and slick ,and most of all the desserts were great.will go back for sure.

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44 out of 94 people found this review helpful.

best kosher restaurent

By creativefood on 2/1/2011

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

But the food at ko is worth everything you pay for it. We lucked out and were able to sit at the sushi bar with the chef. He was warm and explained everything, pausing to share where the fish came from in Japan and what the litttle toppings he was adding were. Don't go here if you can't refrain from dipping in soy. The chef will tell you when it is needed but otherwise you just leave it to him to dab soy on. The meal began with about 7 dishes that were not sushi. Some of them were shabu shabu, where you dip the fish in a broth to cook it lightly and then they serve the soup to you. Others were grilled over an open flame that gave them a special flavor. We even ordered the special beef that was even more marbled than kobe beef. I can't even describe the texture or flavor but it was a transformative moment in the evenng. The food kept coming, in small bite size tastes. But it never felt pushed or ill timed. 2 hours later, after copius amounts of fish, truffles and "oh my " moments, the meal ended with a piece of perfect Musk Melon and a cup of fragrant tea. it was so worth it. An evening of perfection

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44 out of 97 people found this review helpful.

Very nice......great food

By Foodsun on 1/25/2011

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

Pleasantly Surprised I took the wife for her birthday here, I must say, the food was superb. We sat downstairs It was great. Service was pretty good, a bit slow in the beginning and they forgot to bring the wine menu, but otherwise, pleasant and professional. I recommend this .desserts are suburb. 1 starter each and main course, 99 dollars plus tax. Not too shabby for the location.

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28 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

hip and chic

By magicfood on 1/24/2011

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

love prime ko.food is very creative,so many options if you like meat or you like veggies .we ordered a lot and everything we got was fantastic ,love the drinks and the music,very cool crowd

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36 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

Overpriced, pretentious, skimpy portions

By EmFayne on 1/14/2011

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

Overpriced, pretentious (steakhouse + Japanese: huh? why?), skimpy portions, mediocre preparations. Re kosher: you'd have done far better ordering the wonderful vegetable dishes at Prime-Ko's predecessor, La Cocina, z''l. (I don't ordinarily factor decor into a food review--but I must say that the huge bright-red illuminated ellipse which hangs on the main wall of Prime-Ko is an absurdity bordering on an obscenity! Is it art? Or a snapshot from your last hospital procedure?)

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35 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

Not worth it..

By monoclide on 8/3/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Bluntly, the food is overpriced. I had two Diet Cokes ($5 a glass!) and a roll of sushi, $40. I left feeling just as hungry as I went in. If you want kosher, go out to a kosher restaurant. If you want Japanese, go out to a Japanese restaurant. The mix is stupid.

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