Ippudo Westside

10. July 2013 Japanese, Midtown 0
321 West 51st Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues $115 for 2 people, with drinks, with tip 212/974.2500 ♥ ♥ Ippudo without the wait? You don’t say! We stopped by the new Ippudo in Hell’s Kitchen during their soft opening week and were whisked upstairs to sit in front of the still-unused kitchen covered in ...

Tanoshi Sushi

12. June 2013 Japanese, Upper East Side 0
1372 York Avenue between East 73rd and 74th Streets $100 each for 5 people, omakase with 3 shared appetizers, with tip; BYOB 646/727.9056 ♥ ♥ ♥ You know when a restaurant review comes out and it fucks it up for everyone else? This is it.

Cocoron Soba

28. November 2012 Japanese, Lower East Side 0
61 Delancey Street between Allen and Eldrige $30 each for 3 people, with tip 212/925.5220 ♥ ♥ The temperature dropped and all we wanted was soup. Lisa and I would have gone to one of our usual haunts, but when Christian posted a photo of his soba bowl on Instagram over the weekend, I marked ...

Jin Ramen

12. September 2012 Japanese, West + East Harlem 0
3183 Broadway between Tiemann Place and 125th Street $20 each for 4 people, with drinks, with tip 646/559.2862 ♥ ♥ Ramen in Harlem? This is seriously the best thing that has happened in my neighborhood in the 7+ years I’ve lived there. Notable: 1. Happy hour $10 Sapporo pitchers after 10pm when I visited on ...


8 West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues $58 each for 2 people, no drinks, with tip 212.255/0018 ♥ ♥ Ootoya may be a restaurant chain, but the newly opened New York City branch looks anything but. Tastiest: 1. Grilled beef tongue – will be the most buttery thing you’ll ever put in your ...