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Japanese Restaurants -- Gourmet Guide

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Japanese Restaurants -- Gourmet Guide

Eric Eto | Aug 19, 2002 03:21 PM

There's a weekly Japanese newspaper called Japion, that's circulated through Japanese businesses throughout NYC that has this terrific listing of Japanese Restaurants called the "Gourmet Guide". In this guide, along with the listing is a recommendation for each restaurant -- something like a best bet for ordering. As you'll notice, places like Daikichi or Teriyaki Boy are included along with places like Sushi of Gari, so you may take some of these recommendations with a grain of salt. Someone at Japion seems to have done their research as many of these recommendations align with my thoughts on a number of restaurants.

This maybe the mother of my posts (as I have been calling it), as I actually had my mother translate the listing. There are some blanks still to be filled in as they were unreadable (trouble with faxes), and perhaps a few mistyped addresses. But it seems like a great resource to share with the non-Japanese-reading NYC hounds. Enjoy.

NOTE: I can't seem to control the spacing in this post, so what you see is the name, address, and then the recommended dish, separated by one space.

DOWNTOWN
Omen 113 Thompson ***
Oroblu 333 Hudson Pasta variety ($13.00)
Souen 210 6th Ave Natural Foods ($15.00)
Daikichi Sushi 32 Bway Obento variety ($4.85)
Teriyaki Boy 22 Madison Lane Una-don ($5.99)
Tokyo Lunch 10 John St Japanese food
Tomoe Sushi 172 Thompson Sushi/Sashimi Combo
Nobu 105 Madison St Black cod w/ miso ($15.00)
Honmura-An 170 Mercer Uni-Soba ($18.50)
Yoshi 201 E. Houston Yaki-tori variety ($1.50)
Ajisen 14 Mott St Ajisen Ramen (4.95)
Hoian 135 W. Bway Nama harumaki (spring roll) (7.25)

GREENWICH VILLAGE
Aki 181 W. 4th Mille Feuille (9.00)
ONY 357 6th Ave Menchanko (9.75)
Kotan 121 W 3rd
East 71 University Pl Chocolate Buffet
Jun 9 Barrow Shiokama-yaki (10.00)
Taka 61 Gvove St Special sashimi (28.00)
??? 496 La Guardia Pl Lunch Special (6.75)
Marumi 546 LaGuardia Pl Spicy Sashimi Salad (8.00)
Yama 38-40 Carmine Special sushi roll (7.50)
Zutto 62 Greenwich Ave Spicy Miso Cod (8.00)
Japonica 100 University Pl Maguro tataki teishoku (29.00)

EAST VILLAGE
GO 31 St. Marks Pl Oden set (6.50)
Souen 28 E. 13th Natural food
Sobaya 229 E 9th St Shumai (6.00)
Daikichi Sushi 35 E 8th St Bento variety (4.85)
Typhoon 79 St Marks ??? Bomb (7.00)
Takahachi 85 Avenue A Sushi/Sashimi
Natori 58 St Marks Pl Wani Shoga yaki (5.00)
Hasaki 210 E 9th St Fresh fish (10-20.00)
Bond Street 6 Bond St Sushi Sextet (26.00)
Mie 196 2nd Ave Sushi set (12.00)
Yakiniku West 218 E 9th St. Kalbi set (9.50)
Yakitori Taisho 5 St Marks Pl Yakitori set (12.00+)
Rai Rai Ken 214 E. 10th St Shoyu ramen (6.95)
Lan 56 3rd Ave Special select calf's liver
Sharaku 14 Stuyvesant St New Special Appetizer (7.00)
Shabu-tatsu 216 E. 10th St Ishiyaki Bibimbap (10.75)
Shiki Kitchen 135 1st Ave All foods Tabehodai (17.50)
Sapporo East 245 E 10th St Sapporo Special Ramen
Ave A Sushi 103 Avenue A Dynamite (5.75)
Village Yokocho 6 Stuyvesant St Motsu-Ni
Esashi 32 Avenue A
Ebisu 414 E 9th St Inaniwa Udon (10.00
Otafuku 236 E 9th St Takoyaki (5.00)
Kura Sushi 67 1st Ave Volcano (6.00)
GO 30 St Marks Pl Hiroshima style okonomiyaki (7.00)

UPTOWN
Shabu-Tatsu 1414 York Ave Tokusen (37.50/2 person)
Sushi??? 1143 1st Ave Omakase sushi (35.00+)
??? 1649 2nd Ave Ippin ryori ($4.50)
Daikichi Sushi 1109 Lexington Obento variety
Yuka 1557 2nd Ave Sushi-tabe-hodai (18.00)
Obune 2164 Bway Obune Boat (39.95/4 persons)
???? 2707 Bway (103rd) Sushi Combo (35.00/2 persons)
Teriyaki Boy 483 Columbus Katsu curry (5.50)
Teriyaki Boy 1380 1st Ave Ten-zaru soba (7.00)
Teriyaki Boy 1640 3rd Ave Special chicken combo
Tsuki 1410 1st Ave Tsuki Original Sushi (15.50)
Ajisai 1466 1st Ave Ajisai bento (20.00)
East 354 66th St Sushi (20.00)
EMO’s Korean 1564 2nd Ave Ishiyaki bibimbap (13.00)
Gajyumaru 1659 2nd Ave Sushi (18.00+)
Kazusa 1400 2nd Ave Kushi-yaki (2.00)
Gari Sushi 402 E 78th Sushi (25.00+)
Kodama 83 1465 3rd Ave Prime ribeye (19.50)
Shabu Shabu 70 314 E 70th Sushi (16.50)
Saji's 256 W 109th Saba no shioyaki (7.50)
Donguri 309 E 83rd St Chiri-nabe, tara yuzu-an yaki (12.50)
Hatsune 401 E 73rd St Sushi (12.00+)
Fujiyama Mama 467 Columbus Crispy cacoon (?) roll (10.25)
??? 75 2140 Bway Maki mono (3.50)
Rikyu 483 Columbus Kisetsu no Kobachi (6.00)
Renge 200 Columbus Sushi (16.00+)

MIDTOWN WEST
Teriyaki Boy 885 9th Ave Tokyo chicken (4.99)
TenKai 20 W 56th St Lobster sashimi
Tombo 252 W 47th St. Sushi (9.50)
Nakagawa 7 W 44th St Mugi tororo (9.50)
Han Bat 53 W 35th St Bibimbap (9.95)
Fuji 238 W 56th St Sukiyaki (20.00)
Ai(??) 132 W 58th St Negi-maki Pork katsu (9.85)
Menkuitei 60 W 56th St Gyoza (4.00)
Menchanko-tei 43-45 W 55th St Menchanko (8.75)
Ya Bowl 328 W 45th St Hamburger steak (14.50)
Yoshinoya 325 W 42nd Combo (4.99)
Little Yokohama 374 W 56th St Curry (8.50)
Ise 58 W 56th St Kamameshi (11.00)
Iroha 152 W 49th St Sushi a la carte (2.10)
Onigashima 43-45 W 55th St Udon-suki (25.00)
Kodama 45 301 W 45th St. King Crab Avacado salad
??Hana 23 W 56th St Higawari Lunch (14.50)
Sapporo 152 W 49th St Sapporo special ramen (7.30)
Sushi ??? 108 W 44th St Omakase Sushi/Sashimi
Sushi Da 123 W 49th St Sushi (20.00+)
Sushiya 28 W 56th St Sushi/Sashimi for 2 (38.50)
Soba Nippon 19 W 52nd St Teuchi Nihachi Soba (8.00)
Daikichi Sushi 1156 6th Ave Bento variety
Tachi-Kui Soba East 732 7th Ave Sansai udon (5.75)
TanGo 43 W 54th St Kappo-to sushi (10.00)
East 251 W 55th St Shabu Shabu (18.00)

GRAMERCY/CHELSEA/MURRAY HILL
??? Mai Chelsea 154 W 26th St Home made desserts (5.00)
Mishima 164 Lexington Ave Sushi (12.00+)
Meriken 189 7th Ave Sushi (17.00+)
Mori Sushi 239 Park Ave South Lunch Sushi (10.00)
Yakiniku Juju 157 E 28th St Rib only set (15.95)
Ota Restaurant 168 Lexington Ave Lunch specials (8.95)
Sushi Samba 245 Park Ave South Quality ceviche
East (kaiten) 336 3rd Ave Iwashi, Aji, Saba ($1-2/2 pieces)
Gam Mi Ok 43 W 32nd St Tongue(?) (7.55)
Dae Dong Korean 17 W 32nd St Bulgogi (7.95)
Sushi Desse 113 E. 15th St Evening Special (10.95)
Daikichi Sushi 34 E 23rd St Bento Variety
Tatany 380 3rd Ave Sushi/Sashimi (49.00)
???ko 77 Irving Place Tricolor sushi (13.00)
Teriyaki Boy 18 Lexington Ave Katsu-curry

MIDTOWN EAST
Naniwa 4 E 46th St Kamameshi (12.75)
Nippon 155 E 52nd Kaiseki ryori (45.00+)
Hatsuhana 17 E. 48th St Yume-no-hako (36.00)
Hatsuhana Park 237 Park Ave Teuchi-Soba lunch (8.00)
Hanami 213 E 45th St Curry
Bara Sushi 248 E 52nd St
Hizen 203 E. 45th St Kani-ankake
Menchanko-Tei 131 E. 45th Menchanko (8.75)
Yakitori East 210 E. 44th St Honjitsu (daily) no osusume
Yamaguchi 212 212 E 52nd St Box dinner (11.75)
Yamazaki Cafe 342 Madison Ave Scramble Combo
Yodo 13 E. 47th St Yosenabe
Ryoru 10 E. 52nd St Geki-kara ramen (8.25)
Sushi Sei 38 E. 51st St. Daily Special (35.00)
Sushi Time 821 2nd Ave Regular sushi
Sushi Sho 19 E 49th St Sushi (20.00+)
Maeda Sushi 16 E. 41st St Otoro sushi (7.00)
Sushi masa 141 E 47th St Sushi/sashimi (15.00)
Sushi Yasuda 204 E 43rd St Sushi )18.00+)
Seo 240 E 49th
???? 343 Lexington JO-sushi (30.00)
???? 11 E. 53rd St. Ishiyaki Steak (30.00)
Tatany 52 250 E 52nd St Kushiyaki w/tare (2.00)
Daikichi Sushi 122 E. 42nd St Bento Variety
Teriyaki boy 150 E. 46th Chicken teriyaki donburi
Tokyo 342 Lexington Shin(??) (6.75)
Toraya 300 E 52nd St Weekly changing menu (50.00)
Donburi-ya 137 E 47th st Toro-set (7.50)
Nadaman Hakubai 66 Park Ave Kisetsu-no-Ippin Ryori (50.00)
Nada Sushi 135 E. 50th St Edo-sushi (13.00)
Inagiku 111 E. 49th St Foie Gras sushi (14.00)
Oikawa 805 3rd Ave High grade beef shabu shabu (28.00)
Otabe 68 E. 56th St Steak Course Dinner (65.00)
Katsuhama 11 E. 47th St Lady's set (15.00)
Kuruma Sushi 7 E. 47th St Sushi (50.00+)
Genki Sushi 9 E. 46th St
SakaGura 211 E. 43rd St. Jizake 200 kinds (6.00)
Suibi 232 E. 53rd St. Goyachampuru (?) (6.85)
Azusa 3 E. 44th St Kushi-age (2.00)
Amakusa 143 E. 47th St Spinach Jako salad
Izakaya Ariyoshi 226 E. 53rd ST Kisetsu no Ippin Ryori (6.00)
Izakaya Merry 246 E. 51st St Tezukuri gyoza (4.50)
Izakaya Riki 141 E. 45th St Garlic Dice Steak (7.00)
Ise 151 E. 49th St Battera (8.50)
East 9 E 38th St Super Value Special (1.00+)
Chikubu 12 E 44th St Himatsubushi (15.00)

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