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The Sky's The Limit at Mottzar Kitchen on Mott St.

Chandavkl | Jul 1, 201208:48 AM

Mottzar Kitchen has opened at the space previously occupied by Hon Cafe and I believe before that, Sweet n' Tart. And while it may look like just another Chinese cafe, this is definitely a horse of a different color. the color being money, with the sky being the limit as what you can pay for your meal here, at least by Chinatown standards. The only question is whether it's worth it, and unfortunately I had already eaten my last meal in Manhattan on my way out of town when I went by here. It's not just innovative dishes that are expensive, such as dim sum items like smoked salmon in eggplant tempura ($9.95) or black bass avocado crackers ($6.95), but har gow at $4.50 or turnip cakes at $4.25. A modest size slice of key lime pie was $5.95. There are a lot of interesting main dishes such as crab meat and fish maw (not in soup-$28.95), egg white crab meat ($17.95), sea cucumber with ginger sauce ($28.95), goose web sea cucumber ($32.95) and teriyaki lamb chops ($23.95). Yelper indicates they also have lobster with truffles. You can get a $8.95 lunch special though. Mottzar Kitchen is at 70 Mott St., and I hope local hounds can provide reports as this could be a breakthrough entry in the New York Chinese dining scene..

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