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Butai-A Great Find!


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Butai-A Great Find!

cinnamon lover | | Aug 26, 2006 04:20 PM

My chowhound girlfriend have eaten at most of NYC's nouvelle Japanese/tapas places (En, Megu, Maturi, Aburiya Kinnosuke, Japonais) and Butai is far away the best. Here is why:

1--The food. My girlfriend raves non-stop about the pork belly skewers (which she orders 3 or more at a pop). I am enamoured of the agedashi tofu (a tough dish to make stand out but they do) and the shrimp enoki...fresh, crispy and flavorful.

2-Ambience. Cosy, comfortable, and chic, without being pretentious (like Japponais and most of the others).

3-Service. Friendly and attentive but not solicitous.

4-Price. Really good value.

We have recommended this place to several of our friends (all discriminating about Japanese food) and they have all loved it and gone back.

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