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217 W. 85th St., New York, NY, 10024
I simply must have the chef in my chateau
By MadMontyMN on 4/14/2013
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!
UWS Hot Spot
By KFOODLOVER on 2/17/2011
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.
slick and cool
By magicfood on 2/2/2011
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.
best kosher restaurent
By creativefood on 2/1/2011
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
Very nice......great food
By Foodsun on 1/25/2011
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.
hip and chic
By magicfood on 1/24/2011
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
Overpriced, pretentious, skimpy portions
By EmFayne on 1/14/2011
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?)
Not worth it..
By monoclide on 8/3/2010
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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