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Chef Yasuda is leaving Sushi Yasuda

Thank god he's leaving; he should have left 2 years ago. The quality has really suffered as the restaurant became a corporate expense lunch stop with tasteless fish acceptable to the lunch crowd. Hopefully, a better chef will revive the sushi shop.

Nov 27, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

4 days in New York - how are these choices?

Pass on yasuda. Quite poor these days. Nearby sushi den is more reliable.

Nov 26, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

Xiao Ye

Utterly terrible. Food bears little resemblance to Taiwanese streetfood. However, the special beers were okay

Sep 05, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

Top 5 Most Overrated in Manhattan

'virgils is bad
Sylvias is horrible
Milk is worst

Apr 06, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

sweets tour of manhattan

I would recommend Chikalicious for a fun wine-paired dessert course menu.
I would strongly recommend against Momofuku Milk - really terrible.

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Momofuku Milk Bar
251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Apr 06, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

Top 5 Most Overrated in Manhattan

Using that much hoisin should be illegal in a restaurant kitchen outside of a Peking duckhouse.

Apr 06, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

Top 5 Most Overrated in Manhattan

LA is amazing for Asian food; for Asian in NY, I prefer Taste Good in Elmhurst for Malaysian, Mapo Kalbi or HahmJiBahk in Flushing for Korean, Sushi of Gari/Masa/Tomoe/15 East for sushi.

Daniel...; I shudder when anyone suggests Daniel. For Western, I prefer Bouley, Gramercy Tavern, Milos.

Wher do you like, a213b?

Apr 06, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

Roasted Chicken?

Citarellas!

Apr 05, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

Top 5 Most Overrated in Manhattan

Manhattan's Madangsui can't hold a candle to the NJ location, but both Madangsui's have gone downhill in recent years unless you're into MSG-infused BBQ. If you're headed out to NJ, Zen Zen BBQ is still good for now for beef BBQ. Don Bogam in the city is good if you're in the mood for pork.

I'm afraid I can't recommend any of the Cantonese restaurants in Manhattan; all are fairly mediocre IMO; but what can you do?

Momofuku serves extraordinarily salty but average-tasting food that is neither here nor there, much like the thankfully closed Vongs. mKo's food would be an embarrassment to even the most modest of ryokan kaisekis; then again the kaiseki restaurants in Manhattan (Sugiyama, Kyoya, and Kai) were all pretty disappointing. mKo's silly reservation process makes you want to like the food, but I can recall the wistful hope as we progressed from one disappointing plate to the next. The worst of the group has got to be Milk. The ice creams are too salty (LOL...like the restaurants), and strangely I didn't feel a bit sad as I chucked out the cookies because they were simply bad.

Apr 05, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

Top 5 Most Overrated in Manhattan

I've always done the tasting menu at Daniel; except for once, all times were on expense account. Nothing particularly bad about the food, but the preparation and menu are uninspired.

The Momofukus are simply bad food, strangely adored by the foodie-wannabes, simply hilarious.

Apr 04, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

Top 5 Most Overrated in Manhattan

Top overrated restaurants:
- Momofuku and sister restaurants
- Daniel
- Yasuda
- Del Posto
- Mesa Grill and Bobby Flay restaurants
- Babbo

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Del Posto
85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Mesa Grill
102 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Apr 03, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan

Top 10 Manhattan Sushi

Sushi of Gari for inventive sushi
Masa for traditional
Most over-rated: Yasuda

Apr 03, 2010
KTinNY in Manhattan