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239 E 5th St, New York City, NY 10003-8507
+1 212-979-1012
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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239 E 5th St, New York City, NY 10003-8507
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I came here for a meal by myself. It's a small restaurant ( I counted 20 seats) and would be perfect for a date. You sit around the kitchen and can watch the chef cooking your food. I had the tasting menu. I've read some...More

1  Thank mel83London
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Way over priced! The menu is not what you ordering. Portion was so small it was embarrassing. For example, 2 tiny lamb chops served as a main course. White wine was served luke warm.Will never, ever return!!! Doubt this restaurant will stay in business.

Thank Ulf Å
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our group of 4 people had the best experience here! The tasting menu was absolutely delicious and it was really cool being able to see how everything was made. Our server was incredibly helpful in describing and recommending pairings to our tasting menu. He was...More

Thank melon615
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We like to see a place withstand the test of time! We came here about 3 yrs ago and had an amazing meal. We had chefs tasting menu last time and enjoyed each morsel. Only caveat-portions somewhat small ( we are used to many tasting...More

Thank RC2277
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This place is a great for foodies. Fresh food that is literally prepared in front of you. Small place and very quiet. Highly recommend!

Thank funinthesunby3
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is still one of our favorite place to eat in NY. The restaurant is tiny (converted Japanese restaurant space), so it's essentially an L-shaped sushi bar. You can choose a la carte or chef's tasting menu (which features items not on the a la...More

Thank Luvtosafari
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The food was creative and delicious. The four of us loved every bite and the wine pairing was well done. I liked the seating setup but not the one ther three. Service was tio-top. Will go back in a heart beat.

Thank ArtNYC
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation 1,5 weeks in advance because of the good review in the lonely Planet. Arriving arround 20.30PM on a saturday night we entered the almost empty 18 Seat restaurant. The two hostes handed the menu and winelist. We did our research and...More

Thank Kirroyal01
Reviewed 18 December 2016

First time my husband and I opted for the seven course chef's tasting menu - it was exquisite!! Second time, we went with a friend of ours and we ordered a la carte. We shared Croquetas, Spiced Carrot, Roasted Squash, Gambas a la Plancha, Crisp...More

Thank AnfiskaC
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions, and each time had a pleasant experience. This time our party of three ordered the tasting menu. The dishes ranged from interesting to excellent. There were a few misses, but on average a very good food...More

Thank Antionio10
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 E 5th St, New York City, NY 10003-8507
    (Between 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to Astor Place
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-979-1012
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