Armenian, Lebanese, Small Plates | Flatiron District
24 E. 21st St.bet. B'way & Park Ave. S.
Manhattan, NY 10010
A warm welcome to a quiet lovely large room with well spaced tables until filled to capacity by the youthful arrival; (truly all under 25!) An enormous menu of plates designed to be shared is presented by a solicitous staff eager to explain the cuisine and to learn the diner's opinion of each dish. The draw for youth is probably the modest charges. A restaurant next door was EMPTY! Advice: seniors, come early, leaving before the invasion.
The waitress needs to be trained to clear the table only when each person has finished. The seaweed salad is a MUST to precede any meal. Variety, preparation and presentation of sushi is in authentic Japanese style without Chinese and Malaysian sauces so often found.
122 Smith St.bet. Dean & Pacific Sts.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Only the name is Japanese- Ki Sushi is a Chinese take on Japanese sushi/sashimi. The owner, chef, staff and sushi, some bathed in a sticky sweet soy sauce are all Chinese. Omekase (chef's choice) is fresh and beautifully presented, but expect a hefty price for fish from Tokyo's Tsukiji Market. The locals, none of whom choose to sit at the sushi bar (too low to see chefs at work) seem happy with their selection.
60 Third Ave.bet. 10th & 11th Sts.
Manhattan, NY 10003
A delightful surprise! Subtle, modern decor. Peaceful and civilized, at lease from 6:00-7:30! Service is unobtrusive, but smooth and timely. Each dish is perfectly rendered, except for a potentially damaging presence of SALT! Definitely worth a second visit.