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Hidden Japanese restaurant in East Village

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Hidden Japanese restaurant in East Village

foodwhisperer | May 29, 2013 04:39 AM

Kura Japanese restaurant, has no sign, no menu. I love secret places. Kyo Ya used to be like that when they opened and still has secret hidden toilets. Anyway,Kura is a fantastic restaurant. The vibe is very relaxed and Japanese. They have 2 omakase choices. One is an all sushi, the other is Kappo omakase which includes 5 cooked dishes and sushi.
Some of the dishes were tuna tataki which was delicious.
Tile fish with mountain yam very tasty. A summer style cold chawanmushi, A sliced duck dish also very good.
The sushi quality was top tier. The sushi chef is very skilled.The toro from Kyushu was incredible.
The restaurant is 6 months old. The service excellent. The place is small, so I hope it doesn't get too popular. I didn't see any tables , just a sushi bar. I was still hungry after the kappa omakase so opted to order more sushi. They have a good selection of sake.
I love this place and will be a frequent visitor.
It is on St Marks and Ave A.

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