Leave it to hipper-than-thou (right) NYT food critics to get it wrong - again.
Looks like another piece of hype designed to make you believe its OK to get gouged every time you eat out in NYC - only on rare occasions does the food actually warrant the exorbitant prices.
If you're going to talk about the Japanese restaurant "revolution" in NYC, at least spell the names of the dishes correctly - is that too much to ask?
Stay away from most of the trendy (i.e. overpriced) restaurants in the NYC "revolution" - been there, ate that - not worth it.
Try yakitori at East in Midtown or noodles at Menchank-tei - not part of the revolution - just good food at reasonable prices.
Better yet, save the money you will blow at one or two dinners at the over-priced NYC spots and get a ticket to L.A. instead - you get a free vacation and can try monja at Tombo in Torrance, izakaya-style food at Musha in Santa Monica, or Franco-Japanese at Sawtelle Kitchen in West L.A., where the "real" Japanese resturant revolution has been going on for a long time now.....