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Zenkichi
77 N 6th St.
at Wythe Ave.

$$$$$

5

1

On a recent, wintery night, I ventured out into Williamsburg to take a peek at an intriguing new Japanese izakaya that had just opened in the neighborhood. I'm a huge fan of izakay.. >

Shinjuku
177 Atlantic Ave.
b/w Clinton & Court St.

$$$$$

5

Norimaki
224 W 35th St.
b/w 7th & 8th Ave.

$$$$$

5

Raku
57 W 76th St.
at Columbus Ave.

$$$$$

5

Suzu Sushi
1075 1st Ave.
b/w 58th & 59th St.

$$$$$

5

Asahi
311 W 48th St.
b/w 8th & 9th Ave.

$$$$$

5

Ninja New York
25 Hudson St.
b/w Reade & Duane St.

$$$$$

5

Duck River
64 Fulton St.
at Gold St.

$$$$$

5

Oshima
71 7th Ave.
at Berkeley Pl.

$$$$$

4.7

1

We've relied on Oshima as our go-to sushi delivery in the Slope for over a year now, and we finally decided to get ourselves up there in person. Oshima is up north on 7th Ave, at .. >

Blue Ribbon Sushi
278 5th Ave.
b/w 1st St. & Garfield Pl.

$$$$$

4

Sushi Hana
466 Amsterdam Ave.
b/w 82nd & 83rd St.

$$$$$

4

Saji's
1380 1st Ave.
b/w 73rd & 74th St.

$$$$$

4

Cherin Sushi
306 E 6th St.
b/w 1st & 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

4

Empire Szechuan Village
173 7th Ave. S
at Perry St.

$$$$$

4

Yama
49 Irving Pl.
at 17th St.

$$$$$

4

Miyako
143 Berry St.
at N 6th St.

$$$$$

4

1

THIS EXPERIMENT IS beginning to take on a life of its own. In the beginning, I held absolutely zero intentions for where Mike Eats Food! was headed (aside from maintaining its admi.. >

Sushi Twist
66 Madison Ave.
at 27th St.

$$$$$

3.7

Wasabi Lobby
1584 2nd Ave.
at 82nd St.

$$$$$

3.6

Sake Bar Satsko
202 E 7th St.
b/w Avenue B & Avenue C

$$$$$

3.5

3

In alphabet city, between Avenue A and Avenue B - its a teeny, tiny bar, specializing in sake and fusian asian appetizers with a Japanese bent. Great intimate place to learn about .. >

AJI Sushi
519 3rd Ave.
b/w 34th & 35th St.

$$$$$

3.5

Restaurant Ichimura
1026 2nd Ave.
b/w 54th & 55th St.

$$$$$

3.5

Kenka
25 St Marks Pl.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3.5

4

Yesterday after work Youthlarge and I met up for pedicures in the East Village. Originally, our plan was to go to Dashing Diva on Smith and Dean (has anyone ever been to one of th.. >

Fusia
972 2nd Ave.
b/w 51st & 52nd St.

$$$$$

3.5

1

You know you’re addicted to a restaurant when you:a. run in high heeled shoes to get there for your lunch hour b. make plans with a friend who works just as far to run with you c. .. >

Natori
58 Saint Marks Pl.
b/w 1st & 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

3.4

2

I eat Japanese food with little frequency. That’s why when someone in the know invites me out, I can’t resist. A friend, Nao, had an impromptu birthday dinner at Natori, an unassum.. >

Menchanko Tei
43 W 55th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3.4

4

On a cold and dreary Saturday, I went to the Walter Reade theater to get tickets for Edge of Heaven, the new Fatih Akin film. It was sold out by 2pm. Who knew that the Turkish-Ger.. >

Vanessa's Dumplings
220 E 14th St.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3.4

3

I've mentioned Vanessa's Dumplings Vanessa's Dumplings before but I thought I'd give a more thorough review this time. We've ordered from Vanessa's Dumplings a couple of times and .. >

NY Thai Grill & Sushi Bar
37 W 54th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3.4

Koca Lounge
76 Orchard St.

$$$$$

3.3

1

Is shabu shabu the next sushi? We visited Koca Lounge in the Lower East Side to find out... >

Shilla
37 W 32nd St.
b/w Broadway & 5th Ave.

$$$$$

3.3

Ono (at the Hotel Gansevoort)
18 9th Ave.
at Gansevoort St.

$$$$$

3.3

5

I made a journey to the Upper Westside last night.  I met two old friends at Neo.  A sushi joint at 83rd and Broadway.  Consistently I have found the food on Upper Westside like th.. >

Zutto
77 Hudson St.
b/w Jay & Harrison St.

$$$$$

3.3

Azuki Sushi
239 Park Ave. S
b/w 19th & 20th St.

$$$$$

3.3

15 East
15 East 15th St.
near Union Sq. West

$$$$$

3.3

4

Lon had a positive experience at 15 East when he went for lunch with Steve & Justin. Of course when he told me about it, I insisted on going. We decided to try dinner this past wee.. >

Soba-ya
229 E 9th St.
b/w 1st & 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

3.3

6

In search of authentic fresh soba, I ran across Soba-Ya in the pages of the Oyaji Life website - which gave it a full 5 out of 5 stars.  Smack dab in the middle of Little Toyko, th.. >

Aburiya Kinnosuke
213 E 45th St.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3.3

5

Went to an Izakaya joint last night with a group of friends to celebrate a buddy's belated birthday. Aburiya Kinnosuke - (Highly Recommended) 45th between 2nd & 3rd Ave.  212-8.. >

Mana
646 Amsterdam Ave.
b/w 91st & 92nd St.

$$$$$

3.3

Bar Masa
10 Columbus Circle, 4th Fl.
at 60th St.

$$$$$

3.2

4

I had a night to kill, was in the mood for some sushi, didn’t feel like fish overload @ Kuruma Zushi, and Sushi Yasuda just isn’t for me. For some reason, Masa fit the mood but i d.. >

Choshi
77 Irving Pl.
at 19th St.

$$$$$

3.2

2

This week I went Japanese: for lunch and a dessert flight, if you will. The latter will be explained later on. On Tuesday, I went to Choshi Sushi for lunch. There are two reasons f.. >

Megu
62 Thomas St.
b/w W Broadway & Church St.

$$$$$

3.2

5

There are certain restaurants I would never go during Restaurant Week for many reasons.  I don’t like to fight with the twenty bajillion more people who are trying to get a cheaper.. >

Nagomi
179 Prince St.
b/w Thompson & Sullivan St.

$$$$$

3.2

1

The space that Nagomi now occupies has seen different tenants throughout the years. When I’m at The Room, I always end up craving for sushi for dinner which can only mean Blue Ribb.. >

Tebaya
144 W 19th St.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

3.2

4

After the Metro did a feature on Tebaya almost a year ago, I've been coming to it as regularly as I can when I feel the urge for some, well, teba - a deep fried chicken wing with a.. >

Choga
145 Bleecker St.
b/w Laguardia Pl. & Thompson St.

$$$$$

3.2

2

If you keep up with my flickr account, you may notice that I blog about 75% of the stuff I actually photograph. I'm too lazy to write about everything, but I'll dig up some old stu.. >

Minca
536 E 5th St.
b/w Avenue A & Avenue B

$$$$$

3.2

4

[Preamble: I'm going to try this newfangled thing where I write entries that you can actually finish reading in less time than it takes the Earth to finish making one rotation. Let.. >

Momoya
187 7th Ave.
at 21st St.

$$$$$

3.2

2

The finale of our Sunday dudes night out. We were hanging out at French Roast in the Upper West and talking about sushi and how much we were craving it. Momoya was right around t.. >

Japonais
111 E 18th St.
b/w Park Ave. S & Irving Pl.

$$$$$

3.2

2

In Neil Gaiman’s book “Good Omens” any audio cassette left in a car for a fortnight automatically morphs itself into a copy of Queen’s Greatest Hits. Much like the ill-fated tapes .. >

Koi (at the Bryant Park Hotel)
40 W 40th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

3

When Diana and I made plans to see "A History of Violence" on 2nd. Avenue Friday night, we came across the obstacle of "where will we eat for dinner?" My brain entered Terminator m.. >

Kasadela
647 E 11th St.
b/w Avenue B & Avenue C

$$$$$

3.1

2

The creamy little petit four sized goma tofu was very tahini-y and not very tofu-y.  I was hoping for something more along the lines of the delicate black sesame flecked tofu I onc.. >

Men Kui Tei
63 Cooper Square
b/w 7th St. & Astor Pl

$$$$$

3.1

4

Astor Place is filled with restaurants serving Japanese comfort food. I go to Menkuitei for their grilled fish neck. Their ramen selection is good, too, plus you’ll deal with less .. >

EN Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson St.
b/w Leroy & Morton St.

$$$$$

3.1

6

Every so often I will give a list of restaurant recommendations based on notable and recent dining experiences I've had. These aren't reviews.  No one I know speaks in terms of sta.. >

Ajisen Noodle Restaurant
14 Mott St.
at Chatham Sq

$$$$$

3.1

1

Ajisen Restaurant is a good place to eat cheap, no sushi, Japanese food. Their bowl of ramen is substantial and tasty. Their bbq pork rice was delicious as well. The service is goo.. >

Little Seoul
232 7th Ave.
b/w 23rd & 24th St.

$$$$$

3.1

Jewel Bako
239 E 5th St.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

6

Yesterday we returned to NYC. I love the visual when driving back in to NYC as you come over the LIE down to the midtown tunnel and the skyline starts to appear. Fred blasted Peter.. >

Sushi Lounge
132 Saint Marks Pl.
at Avenue A

$$$$$

3.1

2

A few weeks ago, I went to dinner with an old college buddy.  I brought him to my ’hood; the LES.  A convo arises. .. >

Chanto
133 7th Ave. S
at W 10th St.

$$$$$

3.1

2

Already well-loved for its 49 restaurants in Japan, the Chanto dynasty is determined to make this Greenwich Village outpost the 50th star on their proverbial dining flag (think Nob.. >

Chiyoda Sushi N.Y.
16 E 41st St.
b/w Madison Ave. & 5th Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

5

It’s just outside of the “official” Midtown Lunch Boundaries, but I’ve been meaning to make it up to Katagiri for awhile- hearing for months now that it’s a pretty sweet Japanese M.. >

Gobo
1426 3rd Ave.
b/w 80th & 81st St.

$$$$$

3.1

Yakitori Taisho
5 Saint Marks Pl.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

6

when i told J, ages ago now, that i had been disappointed by my trip to oh! taisho shortly after becoming an E. village resident, she was flabbergasted and indignant. “what do you .. >

Tab Tos
543 E 5th St.
b/w Avenue A & Avenue B

$$$$$

3.1

1

Chirashi sushi, Udon noodle soup, hijiki salad.. >

Ennju
20 E 17th St.
b/w 5th Ave. & Broadway

$$$$$

3.1

2

It’s a low-down and dirty shame that Ennju isn’t close enough to my place of employ for me to eat there regularly.  Located on 17th Street between 5th Ave. and Union Square, it jus.. >

Yama
308 East 49th St.
b/w 1st & 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

Yama Sushi has been rated one of the top sushi restaurants in New York. I’ve been to Bond St Sushi and Blue Ribbon Sushi, but when it comes to great tasting sushi at large quantiti.. >

Gold St.
2 Gold St
at Platt St.

$$$$$

3

1

Kinks, kinks, and a few confusing dishes at Downtown newcomer Gold St. But don't write it off just yet... >

Natsumi
226 W 50th St.
b/w Broadway & 8th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

Times Square's a tricky stretch to open an ambitious restaurant. The late 7Square, a modern chophouse with Lespinasse-trained chef Shane McBride, quickly comes to mind. With Ruby F.. >

Ariyoshi
810 Broadway
near 12th St.

$$$$$

3

3

It's winter - time for nourishing, hearty stews. One stew that satisfies without widening the waistline is the Japanese oden. (I used to grab it at 7-Elevens in Tokyo.) Ariyoshi on.. >

Uminoie
86 E 3rd St.
b/w 1st & 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

I heard about this great hidden gem in the East Village - a "beach house" serving homestyle, Japanese comfort food owned by 2 Japanese girls with no restaurant experience at all - .. >

Hue
91 Charles St.
at Bleeker St.

$$$$$

3

1

Checking out the list of new restaurants takes time and energy. This past Friday night, we had only kid home and I figured we'd check out one of the new hot spots in our neighborho.. >

Toro
1 Front St.
at Old Fulton St.

$$$$$

3

Taro Sushi
446 Dean St.
at Flatbush Ave.

$$$$$

3

4

The title of this post is a strong statement, one that requires research. And so, after titling this post "The Best Sushi in Park Slope," I decided to do the required research: I G.. >

Bozu
296 Grand St.
b/w Havemeyer & Roebling St.

$$$$$

3

2

If you’re a boozer I think you’ll like Bozu. With their creative cocktail menu featuring a sake wasabi vodka martini, several creative mojito variations, and a premium sake list to.. >

Lady Octopus
495 Lorimer St.
b/w Powers & Grand St.

$$$$$

3

Kum Gang San
49 W 32nd St.
b/w 5th Ave. & Broadway

$$$$$

3

1

After fasting all day Saturday and overeating bagels, nova, whitefish, kugel and ruggelah, I was definitely ready for a different type of food on Sunday night. We were getting toge.. >

Sakagura
211 E 43rd St.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

Marked by only the smallest, least obtrusive of signs, most people walk right by Sakagura, and never even know its there. What advertising exists has been largely through word of .. >

NY Kom Tang Soot Bul Kal Bi
32 W 32nd St.
b/w Broadway & 5th Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

Today was a bit unusual for me to go fooding with someone since it’s a Monday. That someone was Robyn. She e-mailed me over on Sunday regarding to a favor that I’ve asked for when .. >

Yujin
24 E 12th St.

$$$$$

3

2

I can't figure out how they are making money over at Yujin. It is always empty but the food is excellent. They have a decent amount of space. There is a warm vibe in there. The lig.. >

Oms/b
156 E 45th St.
b/w Lex & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3

5

Though it may sound like a generic antidepressant or a computer operating system, Oms/b is actually a Midtown East cafe with some of the best rice balls in town... >

Riingo (at the Alex Hotel)
205 E 45th St.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

My friend, her fiance and I deliberated for quite some time between the regular lunch menu and the Restaurant Week meal at Riingo today. The prospect of dark chocolate mousse and g.. >

Taki Sushi
917 2nd Ave.
b/w 48th & 49th St.

$$$$$

3

1

Ever since Wu Kong closed on 46th btw. 5th & 6th, I’ve been searching for a cheap sit down Sushi restaurant with a good lunch special close to the office.  Sure, Wu Kong was one of.. >

Geisha
33 E 61st St.
b/w Madison & Park Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

At Geisha, a Japanese theme park of a restaurant, passable sushi and meat play second fiddle to a dazzling atmosphere of Upper East Side glamor... >

Asiate (at the Mandarin Oriental)
80 Columbus Circle, 35th Fl.
at 60th St.

$$$$$

3

5

The past Monday, my friend Dave wanted to celebrate his birthday early since he’s going down south to Florida during the actual time, so being a good friend I ate lunch with him at.. >

Ozu
566 Amsterdam Ave.
b/w 87th & 88th St.

$$$$$

3

Sushi Yu 2
827 W 181st St.
b/w Pinehurst & Cabrini

$$$$$

3

Tomoe Sushi
172 Thompson St.
b/w Bleecker & Houston St.

$$$$$

3

4

I've been on a little of a hiatus from the blog because real-life work and school matters started getting in the way, so here's just a quick round-up of food porn from Tomoe Sushi .. >

Neo Sushi
2298 Broadway
at 83rd St.

$$$$$

3

1

I made a journey to the Upper Westside last night.  I met two old friends at Neo.  A sushi joint at 83rd and Broadway.  Consistently I have found the food on Upper Westside like th.. >

Lily's
31 Oliver St.
b/w Henry & Madison St.

$$$$$

3

Nobu 57
40 W 57th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3

3

"How do you feel about celebrating Christmas Eve with a Gentile?" That's what I asked my Jewish co-worker when he visited New York for the holidays. The company I used to work for.. >

Minado
6 East 32nd St.

$$$$$

3

2

Minado is a chain of Japanese All You Can Eat buffets. There was once a Minado in Manhattan but it closed less than 2 years ago and became Todai. There are still 5 locations on the.. >

Sushi a-go-go
1900 Broadway
b/w 63rd & 64th St.

$$$$$

3

1

When you want a quick bite before a concert at Lincoln Center, Sushi-A-Go-Go is certainly worth a look. The brightest spot on an otherwise dreary-looking block, Sushi-A-Go-Go offer.. >

Yagura
24 E 41st St.
b/w Madison and 5th Ave.

$$$$$

3

3

Scruffy but cheap takeout up front, OK Japanese market in back. Suntory Gokuri "Miracle of Grapefruit" (14 fl. oz.; $1.99), from Japan, was pulpy and uncarbonated, but not the equa.. >

Dojo
24 Saint Marks Pl.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3

Chiyono
328 E 6th St.
b/w 1st and 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

3

3

Things that spring to mind when I think of Valentine's Day: a) It marks yet another year of my unloved existence. b) Oo, chocolate! c) I totally want Polish food. While the first t.. >

71 Clinton Fresh Food
71 Clinton St.
corner of Rivington St.

$$$$$

3

3

Those of us who write about restaurants lavish more attention on openings than on closings. But there are times when we should pause and take note of a restaurant’s departure, espe.. >

Sharaku
14 Stuyvesant St.
at 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

Ah, a Japanese restaurant that has earned the Gaijin Girl prized 3.999999999 stars rating! This place was visited on a whim, and turned out to be great. Very reasonable prices, fre.. >

Kiku
50 W 55th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

You know you're living in a boring place when you spend the entire day inside. No, I didn't even peek my head out the door to get a whiff of fresh oxygen. ALL DAY. INSIDE. Why?.. >

Shimizu
318 W 51st St.
b/w 8th & 9th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

Miso soup; Seasonal Chefs' Choice Sushi Platter (Negitoro maki (fatty tuna with scallions roll), Anago with sudachi shavings (sea eel with yellow citrus fruit), Uni (sea urchin), G.. >

Benihana
47 W 56th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3

3

A friend of mine gets a peculiar Benihana craving about once a year or so — “peculiar,”  because she can’t stand the “Benihana smell,” which so thoroughly impregnates her clothes t.. >

Tenzan
285 Columbus Ave.
b/w 73rd & 74th St.

$$$$$

3

1

Today I woke up to the mellifluous sound of mucus attempting to climb out of my lungs, propelled out of my breathing tube by repeated hacking and coughing (it's the 3rd class route.. >

Aji Ichiban
17 E Broadway, Ste 21

$$$$$

3

2

Wandering lost in Chinatown after a fast, cheap, and out of control dumpling house dining experience, Mr. Munchies ducked into the glass-front of the Aji Ichiban storefront on East.. >

Next Door
813 W 187th St.
b/w Pinehurst & Fort Washington Ave.

$$$$$

3

Onigashima
43-45 W 55th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

Perched on the 2nd floor overlooking w55th street, Onigashima is quiet and dimly lit Sushi and Soba Noodle restaurant with some great food minus the Midtown attitude nor the cheese.. >

Yoshi
201 E Houston St.
b/w Ludlow & Orchard St.

$$$$$

3

1

I saw some good reviews on Yoshi Japanese Restaurant Yoshi Japanese Restaurantso I was excited to go. Lon, Andy, and I were all disappointed. The quality was a bit below average an.. >

Ogawa Cafe
36 E 4th St.
b/w Bowery & Lafayette St.

$$$$$

3

1

Crap, it's 2 AM and I'm going to write about what I ate two days ago. I'm slipping, folks. Slipping into a deep, rice-filled crevice. Of sushi... >