Japanese

Go! Go! Curry!

Go! Go! Curry!

This place is like a wacky arcade with a Hideki Matsui (#55) obsession. As if the three exclamation points in the name weren't clue enough, this joint is just p...
SushiSamba

SushiSamba

Apparently this place used to be "hot" at some point. Hell, I know so little about what's hot that it could still be "hot" now, and I wouldn't have the slig...
Citrus

Citrus Bar & Grill

I swear I went to have a meal here back in like the mid-90s when Ms. Hipster lived on the UWS. That meal ended with a glass of water and some frayed nerves. H...
Kion Dining Lounge

Kión Dining Lounge

No, but seriously, what the fuck is going on here? A small group of us stopped in here towards the end of the night out of sheer curiosity and outright conf...
Sawa BBQ

Sawa BBQ

There are certainly some weird "fusion" places out there, but this is amongst the strangest. Actually fusion isn't the correct word at all, as Sawa doesn't ...
Azuki

Azuki

For some reason the name of this place looks really cool written out. Look at it. There's something about the way the 'z' and 'k' set each other off, I think. B...
Soba Nippon

Soba Nippon

There was a time when my sushi consumption consisted of Teriyaki Boy and trips out to L.A. to visit my folks. Anything more than the $4.99 eel roll lunch sp...
Ono

Ono

Ono is apparently Japanese for "eh." Or perhaps it's Meatpacking District lingo for "style over substance." Quite honestly I was too busy looking around at ...
EN Japanese Brasserie

EN Japanese Brasserie

Eating on someone else's dime has its privileges. It frees you up from the guilt associated with blowing a paycheck on uncooked sea creatures and booze. Combine...
Yummy Sishi

Yummy Sushi

Is there such a word as "nugglets?" I only ask because that's what Yummy Sushi's chicken teriyaki elicited from my skewed sense of culinary crockery. It's t...
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Tenzan

Eating on the second floor in Manhattan is always a little disconcerting. It's as if one of your buddies converted his one bedroom into a restaurant and invited...
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Pinocchio III

I cannot tell a lie: I think this biatch is closed. Good, they shouldn't have been sticking their nose into the crap, take-out sushi business anyway. &n...
Korjan

Korjan

It's Japanese. It's Korean. It's both, yet the Korean gets completely short-changed on the awning. It's a shame folks walking by won't know that there's rot...
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Momo Sushi

Isn't Momo the name of a mime or a chimp or something? Maybe I'm thinking of Coco, but either way the name doesn't exactly inspire me to want to eat here. T...
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Teriyaki Boy (Midtown West)

Excuse me, would you like some chicken with your cartilage? Although this is not a real option at Teriyaki Boy, we certainly wish it was. This guys are abou...
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Hana Restaurant

As plain-wrap Japanese restaurants go, this one is the plainest. They barely had the energy to add anything but the words "Japanese Restaurant" to their bir...
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Go Sushi (Hell’s Kitchen)

Fast food sushi is always risky. It's not as if we're ordering poisonous blowfish or anything, but hiring the same people to chop your raw fish as you would t...