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Posted by Yasuo on 05/13/2014
I did not like the way they take the reservation. Even if I call more than 2 weeks in advance, they gave me a stereotype answer to choose starting from 6:30PM to 8:30PM or after 8PM for reques of 7PM reservation. I also had an very uncomortable experience that I was forced to go out after 2 hours even if we were enjoy eating and there were available seats. I hate treating customers in this way to make more money by placing multiple rounds of tables a night. Very unespectful as Japanese restaurant and it is lack of mentality of Japanese "Omotenashi" Spilits (which means welcoming hospitality) and I don't regard them as true Japanese restaurant even if they serve food.
Posted by Ruth on 10/29/2011
Very rushed service for lunch, even though no one was waiting for our table. Soup served with main dish. Food cold. Salmon teriyaki dry. Choice of two desserts came with our meal, and waiter brought one without asking. When we asked for the other dessert, he said they choose the dessert. The noise level is very high. Not a place for a relaxing meal and not a place to talk with friends.
Posted by Tudor on 12/28/2010
I have tried many of NYC's Japanese restaurants and have found this one to be one of the best. The atmosphere is cozy and the food is extremely fresh and authentic. I would highly recommend doing the Omakase. They will work around your specific tastes and create a very memorable evening.
Posted by rocky on 11/05/2008
I used to love this restaurant. Then they changed their menu, then the quality of the food went down. They went from a really good Japanese restaurant to yet another mediocre Japanese restaurant (something the neighborhood has quite enough of). It's really disappointing, because the place had been so good before the menu changes.
Posted by just me on 07/16/2008
This is the best japanese restaurant in the city, proof is: you'll find only japanese customers. So all of you Americans, who usually spoil places where you go. Do all of us a favor: don't go there (Or if you go, don't be obnoxious, be discreet!)...Food is greater than great, service is...Japanese, diversity of dishes is beyond what you can imagine, and the atmosohere is... Japanese (great). Reserve if you want to be seated properly!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/21/2008
I live down the street from Aburiya and frequent there often. The dishes are memorable and worth it. Among their best dishes include the salmon on houba leaf, cod with saikyo miso, and pork cheek. The chicken dish served with semi-raw egg is also good, although very heavy and filling. This restaurant is for those who appreciate authentic Japanese cuisine. If you think the prices are steep, just visit other 5 star restaurants. You will realize how reasonable Aburiya's prices are in comparison.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/30/2007
I ordered a combincation sashimi - $30dish. Food came with a nice presentation, on ice. But slices are small and too little. Over all food quality is good, presentaion is nice service is great. but too expesive if you are hungry. Well, I guess I should go somewhere when I need to eat much.....value/price ratio is not great for me a big guy..