Japanese Restaurant & Dessert Bar
(1) 212 974 6012
705 9th Ave, New York NY 10019
(Btw 48th – 49th St)
Japanese restaurants are always such a wonderful experience. The otaku culture finds a wonderful outlet in creative cuisine. The plating alone makes one anticipate and salivate for each dish, casting an eye towards the kitchen door.
Since 2006, one can find the small restaurant Kyotofu just a few blocks off time square. A savior when venturing in the theatre district, with its endless rows of xeroxed fare, the exquisitely designed eatery specializes in small plates and variety of uhmm-inducing desserts. The sweets are guilt -free, being delicious and light at the same time! They also create perfect macaroons and others sweets to take home. The chocolate cupcakes can create a serious addiction,while the heart shaped ones can make lovely gift a in their elegant packaging.
Green Tea Soba Noodles served chilled with a soy-sake broth, daikon & wasabi
Roasted Kabocha And Chestnut Soup japanese pumpkin, kombu & daikon
Black Sesame Sweet Tofu hoji-cha roasted green tea syrup, black sesame tuile & goji berry
11:0o am – 12:00am Sunday – Friday
10:30am – 2:00am Saturday
How much more authentic can you get, the menu and staff arrive straight from Israel. This series of small spots in NYC are delicious and inexpensive. With its four kinds of creamy and smooth hummus, including mushrooms, tahini, chickpeas and fava beans the namesake dish is strongly represented. There is also a wonderful version of Shakshuka, a delicious pan casserole of egg, peppers, onion, eggplant and tomatoes served with or without Halumi cheese. Highly recommended!
There are also a series of wonderful sides including Falafel, Roasted Eggplant Topped with Tahini & lemon dressing, Stuffed Grape Leaves and Labane. If your in the neighborhood and looking for a quick, tasty treat, you can’t go wrong with the Hummus place.
Lunch 11:3o am – 2:30am Monday – Friday
Dinner 5:0o pm – 11:00pm Monday – Sunday
Owned by Jesus “LoLo” this unassuming Spanish communal restaurant is a jewel in Chelsea. The space is dominated by a tall communal table and framed by Diego Velazquez images and dim light. Chef Felipe Camarillo has created a true paella experience to delight the palate.
After so many years of there not being a true Spanish restaurant in New York City, I have finally been able to experience that which had been only gastronomic description! The gazpacho is just exploding with fresh flavors and I fell for the Pisto Manchego – a plate that consists of sauteed vegetables topped with melted Manchego Cheese.
They even have a top vegetarian Paella called the de la Huerta which has asparagus, sugar snow peas, artichokes, green
beans, mushroom, green zucchini, tomatoes. Wish we were near there right now!