Kyo Ya

94 E. Seventh St.
New York, NY 10009
212-982-4140
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Chessa Cahill

Details

  • Sun 5:30pm-10:30pm, Tue-Sat 5:30pm-11:30pm
  • $$$$
  • Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Walk down from the street to find a subterranean Japanese restaurant so good it earned a Michelin star. If you have a little extra cash, it's best to order the kaiseki ($120), a 10-course meal that has to be ordered a day in advance because many of the ingredients must be flown in from Japan. If you don't feel like emptying your bank account you can still get an excellent meal. Entrees, such as broiled miso-marinated cod, king crab and dashi-marinated salmon roe over rice, and oven-roasted organic chicken, come delicately arranged in traditional Japanese stoneware. Don't skip out on the appetizers; you're unlikely to find dishes like the slow-cooked baby abalone, house-smoked Tokyo saltwater eel and sea urchin served on tofu skin anywhere else in the city. Complement your meal with something from the large list of sakes and Japanese beers. The quiet, underground vibe and elegant design details like curved wooden walls inset with colorful flowers make this an ideal date spot.—Keith Wagstaff

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