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Posted by Anonymous on 05/27/2008
We enjoyed everything about our visit to Kouzan. Great, pleasant service, crisp edamame, very tasty sashimi, and black cod of the quality of the very expensive and celebrated downtown Japanese restaurants.
Posted by Spud on 05/18/2008
This is Yuki, the place one block away. The menu is virtually identical and when my wife and I ordered the same meal in Kouzan as we did in Yuki it was EXACTLY the same thing, right down to the way the side dishes were arranged on the plate and the way the oshinko was placed in the chirashi. The only real differences are that this place is a bit more expensive and it's darker with no outdoor seating area.
Posted by Dr Jen on 03/31/2008
The food was EXCELLENT, the atmostphere was very welcoming and the value was WAY better than I expected at such a reasonable price in NYC!! I accidently miscalculated my tip and ended up giving 50%, but it was still just $100 for a free appetizer they gave (whitefish), two other appetizers, four drinks, two dinners and dessert! We WILL be going back to Kouzan!! =)
Posted by Nearby neighbor on 03/29/2008
I was so excited to see a new Japanese restaurant in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, this food is not authentic. While the atmosphere is gorgeous for a cocktail, I would not go there to eat. The noodle dish tasted like a Chinese noodle dish with white sauce, and was not very good. The bento box was also extremely disappointing. I don't understand why NY lacks a decent neighborhood Japanese restaurant. While there are excellent high-end restaurants in mid-town, is it so much to ask for a decent one on elsewhere? I would not go here again.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/13/2008
This place is run by the same people as Yuki Sushi (one block away) and as such, the fish is consistenly fresh and delicious. The main differences are the 1) very attractive decor and 2) long list of mixed drinks (as opposed to sake at Yuki). My one criticism is that the servers are not as attentive or as friendly as at Yuki. The hostess had a bit of an attitude. If Kouzan is now the "flagship," they should bring over some of the Yuki servers to teach the Kouzan people.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/06/2008
We walk in and there were two diners with their baby in a carriage sitting at the sushi bar. Very friendly place, more upscale that your average Japanese restaurant. I was pleased with the dining experience food was quite tasty, I had a hot entree with rice and perfectly prepared vegetables, and they do cute garnish cutouts with 2 hearts, crabs, etc. with carrots. Excellent value, my date said the sushi was good. Pour me another Kirin Ichiban !!
Posted by FoodieBee on 03/03/2008
I only ate the sushi & sashimi, but everything I ate (and I eat the more adventurous items like ikura, uni, quail egg, etc) was fresh and delicious. Prepared beautifully in a great space. My server was new so wasn't sure about everything on the menu, but very sweet and attentive. So happy to have a great place in the neighborhood!