For those of you looking for good hash browns, I've found some that would make my Iowa grandmother proud. The catch- they are only sold at dinner and they are sold in a Japanese restaurant! But, if you don't mind washing your hash browns down with a little Sapporo, head over to Riki on 45th and Lex and order the thin sliced potatoes in butter (hosogiri no potato bata). Perfectly seasoned (probably the butter) and crisp on both sides. Wish I could have them for breakfast.