237 E 53rd St., New York, NY 10022
I love Jap food but not this one. This Japanese restaurant is in the basement, six steps below the street, under a barber shop. Their tasting menus – Chef’s tasting course – are $55 and $95, which includes:
- Assorted starter
- Five kinds of sashimi
- Seafood of the Day
- Special sushi
- one of 6 choices
Phew, that’s the list of food for a dinner – much of them aren’t to my liking. The Oysters are too big and meaty. The 5th picture below – left piece of the special sushi is fatty tuna. It’s bit too fat, even for me who likes fatty stuff.
Seafood of the Day has lobster too. I picked lamb chop which adds extra $5. Interesting to note, four out of six choices require extra $5, such as duck. So I’m thinking, why bother? Just raise the price to $100? Maybe their mentality is like the fake flowers … Whatever, I won’t return, even they’ve very nice chopsticks. The udon didn’t smooth out my belly, the soup tasted raw, unseasoned.
The decor is minimalist and functional, but fake flowers are everywhere, which is a huge turn off, especially in a basement. Service is bit tardy: the girl in white shirt never came to refill my sake, only when they came to clean the table, did the woman in black jacket empty the bottle.