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“Great food - Arigato”
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Ranked #3,246 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Ave
Transit: F Train ( 57 street stop)
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great food - Arigato”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

I believe this location has been remodeled since I was last there, giving it a cool new look. The food and show are still as awesome as ever. The ginger salad dressing has also undergone what seems to be a slight upgrade as well. It has a fresher texture than in the past, so I think the recipe has been improved.

We had a small sushi roll, and a complete dinner from soup to Haagen Dasz at about 3 in the afternoon before the theater. The clear soup takes the edge off your appetite before giving way to the salad and then stir-fried shrimp appetizer. We ordered the Benihana Trio for a change, instead of our usual Rocky's Choice, because I wanted to try the filet mignon.

As usual, the cooking "show" was fun, the chef friendly and amusing, and the food delicious. The meat is tender, perfectly cooked, and flavorful. The vegetables are crisply sauteed and seasoned just right. The fried rice makes you want more, except you're too full. And the ice cream is, well, Haagen Dasz.

Have fun and don't forget to say Arigato!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Marilyn C
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great dinner and "show" by the chef!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We went there yesterday evening and it was just so lovely. I'm usually not that into Japanese food but I really loved it! The chef was so nice, polite and great cook! Everything is made in front of you, so you eat and get entertained at the same time.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Nora C
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Its funny...”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

how they keep the same service in every country. Menu is the same, food is great. And of course will enjoy the show that chef does.

Visited April 2013
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massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very long time waiting for the chef to cook the food. He didn't want to be there the night we were there, I heard him say his shift was just about over and while he was cooking out food he was making himself a plate to take home. Bad experience

Visited April 2013
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Thank me_shell219
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PR
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Showmanship and very good Japanese Cuisine”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Adults love it and kids REALLY love it! It is a “Show of a Meal” event! It is fun, it is entertaining and it is very good! The service is friendly and the chefs show off all their tricks of chopping, slicing and tossing in the air all sorts of Shrimp tails and saucers! It is great for birthdays and the prices are very reasonable. It is an evening out to enjoy with friends, family or with your better half. Even alone, as they sit you in tables of mixed company. You can also have Sushi's. The Onion Soup (very light broth) and the mixed ginger flavored Salad are always some of my favorites. We have been here before (and it continues to be enjoyable). Photos are taken at the end of the meal for a nice finishing touch to take home.

  • Visited March 2013
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