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“New York Staple”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dojo West

Dojo West
Ranked #6,091 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
San Diego and New York City
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“New York Staple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

The first Dojo restaurant I remember was on St. Mark's Place. It was cramped, always crowded, tasty and cheap. Not too much has changed since closing the east side location and moving into the larger west side location that used to be a Swensen's Ice Cream Parlor (think that was the brand.)

The menu is still pretty much the same with a really good selection of vegetarian options and wide variety of food and styles in general.

I love the Soy Burgers, Hijiki Burgers, Steamed Veggies and pretty much anything you can eat with their Carrot Ginger Dressing. The salads are good and I understand the other dishes are quite tasty as well. The prices are unbeatable - e.g., The Soy Burger Dinner which is the burger, Brown Rice and Salad for under $6.

The place does get noisy and crowded as its in the middle of NYU and the Village in general but if you go off-peak its not bad and you can almost always get a table as the space accommodates lots of diners.

  • Visited April 2012
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New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Healthy, quick service and budget friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

I've missed having lunch here for the past 15 years. Still the same wonderful healthy food. Very budget friendly. Now I take my daughter here. Worth the extra trip. Still love the hijiki tofu dinner and the cold sesame noodles. They make a wonderful salad dressing. Bought two containers.

  • Visited January 2012
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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101 reviews
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“Best meal we had in NY!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

We stumbled on DoHo when we were wandering around Greenich Village. Not remarkable from the outside but warm and congenial inside. I had a curried lamb stew and my husband had steak and eggs. Both were wonderful and amazingly, came with two free beverages each. Our total bill came to less than $25--a minor miracle in NYC!

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NY/AZ
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food! Great Bar! Great Location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

Just as good as the St. Mark's location. Great food across the board. Even their milk shakes rule. I love to just get a burger and people watch.

Visited December 2011
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Toronto
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142 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Cheap eats by NYU”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

Met up with friends at this popular restaurant by NYU. The name suggests Japanese but the menu is more diner with Asian flair. The restaurant was busy before 7pm and there's a short line for tables. We managed to get a corner table by the window and the scenery did not disappoint. We tried the tuna salad, vegetarian tofu dish and "tsunami" soba noodle soup with seafood tempura. The first two dishes were good but the tempura was not so good although the soup was tasty. This is a place for cheap eats and relax atmosphere with lots of foot traffic by the university. Overall good value for reasonable food.

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