231 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003
The food is fresh and simply prepared. If you sit by the chefs at the wooden counter, you can watch the theatrics of the nimble, slipper-clad servers working the robata grill—climbing on the counter to reach raw ingredients, extending a paddle toward diners seated at the bar to hand off the finished dish. The menu offered a range of small plates, in addition to the proteins and vegetables prepared simply on the grill. The best dish we tried was among the simplest—kamameshi, a pot of slow-cooked seasoned white rice topped with snow crab.
Eryngi Mushroom with Salt.
Japanese Green Pepper with Soy Sauce.
Elephant Garlic with Miso.
Sea Scallop in Umami Soup.
Kamameshi with Snow Crab.
California Free Range Chicken Thigh with Salt.
Long Island Duck with Salt.