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Prime KO Kosher Steakhouse

Upper West Side
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217 West 85th Street, New York City, NY 10024
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Waitstaff

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was much better

service was slow . food was fair . i have the same thing every time -chicken -rosted - i feel as place is so so. i preffer seating upstairs then downstars .

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
New York City, New York
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet ambience - excellent food. great service. Not cheap at all. Even the sushi is quite good. If you come on a busy night - make a reservation.

Thank Wonderear
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Had a good but not great meal. The food was very well prepared and visually pleasing but the service was only average, the servers did not communicate well with each other or understand what we said. Further, my twosome was placed right next busy table of 6 who were very loud, even though there were plenty of other, quieter tables... More 

Thank purpletaffy
New York City, New York
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

service was slow . food was fair . i have the same thing every time -chicken -rosted - i feel as place is so so. i preffer seating upstairs then downstars .

Thank badbaruch57
New York, NY
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379 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Here's the good news --- the steaks and veal chops are very good indeed. Also the broccoli drenched in garlic and oil was a terrific "side" dish. This place also gives those on the Upper Westside another welcome kosher alternative. The bad news --- the prices, like at the other Prime Hospitality Group restaurants in Manhattan, are very steep indeed.... More 

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Monroe, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

not the highest grade restaurant according to the price, but i still had a great time there with a group of friends, best thing on the menu is the sushi, it's a Japanese restaurant after all...

Thank Dkony
Brooklyn, New York
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I love this place, great decor and ambiance and of course love the food, love the different type of foods. Also live the drink with sugar on the cup

Thank madrich36
Boca Raton, FL
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been coming to Prime KO for years, whenever we're in NY. Though it's a steakhouse, we've never actually ordered steak. The appetizers are numerous, varied and creative. We typically make a meal out of just the appetizers. It's fun to sample multiple different dishes and they are all terrific. We have had the Kobe beef sliders and they are,... More 

Thank Bernsfl
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Awesome desserts like chocolate cream pie and great hotdogs and a side of string beans impressed me. Twice ordered a burger medium rare and it came well done. Maybe the waiter was hard of hearing. The spicy fries were awesome.

Thank Talentisageless
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The restaurant is mix of steakhouse and Japanese mexicaned food. The sashimi tacos lack flavor and the meats are over-cooked. The service is quite slow.

Thank Salomoi
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to the new downstairs burger section of Prime KO for a kosher burger. Unfortunately, the burger was only average but the prices are quite high. A plain burger and fries cost over $20. There were 4 of us and a baby eating dinner and the cost was almost $200 for 4 burgers, 3 beers and 3 side dishes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217 West 85th Street, New York City, NY 10024
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212.496.1888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 pm - 1:00 am

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