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“Kuiadore!”
Review of Kyo Ya

Kyo Ya
Ranked #3,158 of 13,936 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: East Village
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Having been a past resident of New York City, I had to disclose that there is a tremendous amount of mediocre Japanese food in the City. Kyo Ya is a stand-out in Japanese excellence. The food is like 'grand ma' used to make. It's traditional Japanese homemade cooking, with seasonal menus and dishes uncommon to the typical NYC Japanese restaurant menu.

I've dined here many times, and prefer to order off the Hot and Cold Entrees menu rather than the full plates, if only to be exposed to all the more dishes over the course of my meal.

The food is not only always unique (from 4+ different kinds of freshly flown in uni to fugu), the service is consistently exemplary.

This is not only a find, but a secret. Expect to spend greenbacks here; well worth it!

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Real Japanese food - elaborate yet you can enjoy the most of natural ingredients in season. Healthy and delicious. Service is also very attentive.

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

The tasting menu was full of wonderful surpises. Lovely service and delicious food.

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

While browsing for a Japanese restaurant, I noticed Kyo Ya. There were so many outstanding reviews and photos from other people, we were most intrigued.

My husband and I travelled to Kyoto last Fall and experienced an authentic kaiseki at our ryokan. While we did not have the kaiseki at Kyo Ya (make a reservation at least 2 days in advance), the items we ordered were some of the same delicacies we had in Kyoto. We were sold once we saw Kyo Ya had an Asari Miso Soup (miso soup with clams). Each item was presented ever so delicately and beautifully. Dessert was my favorite, a combination of black soy beans, homemade vanilla ice cream, and different types of mochis and jelly. And to top it of a brown sugar syrup to pour over the dish.

This type of cuisine is not to be rushed. Our dinner took about 2-2 1/2 hours, NOT because of slow service but because we wanted to enjoy it. And we did!

Our server Yumi made the experience even better!

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Saitama, Japan
Reviewed July 15, 2010

If you wanna taste real and unique Washoku rather than Sushi, this restaurant is definitely the one.

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