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#751 herpsky

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:20 PM

matsuya in new york f'realz?

what about yoshinoya

i think they went downscale rather than upscale...
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:25 PM

matsuya in new york f'realz?

what about yoshinoya

i think they went downscale rather than upscale...


I was kidding about matsuya

Yoshinoya in ny nasty as fuck
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:18 PM

yeah, yoshinoya in midtown is a sorry sight.
to begin with, it kills me that they have options for carrots and cabbage and shit to go with the beef over rice. wtf is up with that? :mad:
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:02 PM

it was alright when they sent like a team of 30 people from Japan to operate it for the first two weeks, then it went to hell.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:36 PM

I think that is the case with most of these Japanese chains, Santoka, Setaga-ya. Ippudo also seem to have some people who are sent in from japan, but I am sure they will take off once they think the place will be ok with local hires.

Santoka and Setaga-ya have both dropped off in terms of quality. But I recently walked by Yoshino-ya and saw that they do pretty well (one by Time Sq). I guess bastardized food sells better than authentic shit. If you think that is bad, you haven't seen nothing yet - some of the 'sushi' spots in New York are straight-up scary.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:52 PM

yoshinoya is wack... i want my fucking raw egg for my beef bowl!!!
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:53 AM

I think that is the case with most of these Japanese chains, Santoka, Setaga-ya. Ippudo also seem to have some people who are sent in from japan, but I am sure they will take off once they think the place will be ok with local hires.

Santoka and Setaga-ya have both dropped off in terms of quality. But I recently walked by Yoshino-ya and saw that they do pretty well (one by Time Sq). I guess bastardized food sells better than authentic shit. If you think that is bad, you haven't seen nothing yet - some of the 'sushi' spots in New York are straight-up scary.


Setagaya had a korean staff when they first opened up, I heard the cooks talking to each other in korean. Santoka recently switched to a korean counter staff, dont know about the cooks.

Speaking of scary, avoid Inagiku, nastiest kitchen ever.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:54 AM

With all the hype Setaga-ya is getting, Minca is still my favorite.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:25 AM

i didnt like setagaya at all
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:12 PM

Setaga-ya is all about the hype, but im with you. Minca is the best bowl of ramen in new york city. I am yet to try Ippudo however. I cannot understand though why the fuck Minca doesn't cook their egg like Setaga-ya...

With all the hype Setaga-ya is getting, Minca is still my favorite.


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:51 AM

secret burger spot in the lobby of the Parker Meridien hotel in midtown is good and cheap.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:01 AM

We went to Corner Bistro for lunch this last Wednesday.. I was far from impressed.
The burger was too seared for my liking, the meat was underseasoned, and everything else on the plate was substandard.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:45 AM

def peter luger's but union square's,cofee shop's,jerry's and fanelli's are up there on my list, as well
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:52 AM

Dumont Burger in Bklyn

Pop Burger in Manh
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:07 AM

We went to Corner Bistro for lunch this last Wednesday.. I was far from impressed.
The burger was too seared for my liking, the meat was underseasoned, and everything else on the plate was substandard.


I went today (saturday) ! well.. yesterday techinically cuz its now 1:22am est.

the biggest flaw in my mind was already said. UNDERSEASONED. just felt like eating a burger straight out of the package basically which accounted for the texture of the meat when bitten into like a post grind then grill immeadiately.

HOWEVER ! the thick slice of bacon was tasty and crunchy
ya well i can cross corner bistro off my burger stop list.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:31 AM

ruby's on mulberry street is most epic. order the bronte burger–done.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:54 AM

We went to Corner Bistro for lunch this last Wednesday.. I was far from impressed.
The burger was too seared for my liking, the meat was underseasoned, and everything else on the plate was substandard.


They pretty much reheat precooked burgers these days, that place has gone downhill like 5 years ago
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:29 AM

ruby's on mulberry street is most epic. order the bronte burger–done.


Hes right. Everytime Im in NYC I go at least once. Great little place!!!
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:31 AM

They pretty much reheat precooked burgers these days, that place has gone downhill like 5 years ago


This i know isn't true for a fact.. I watched them handshape raw beef and put it into a cage which they place into a double broiler.
Regardless, it still wasn't amazing.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:25 AM

This i know isn't true for a fact.. I watched them handshape raw beef and put it into a cage which they place into a double broiler.
Regardless, it still wasn't amazing.


I've actually seen them reheat precooked burgers, this during the afterwork crowd rush.

I was in disbelief when I saw the cook press down on the burger and squeeze out the juices.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:34 PM

I've actually seen them reheat precooked burgers, this during the afterwork crowd rush.

I was in disbelief when I saw the cook press down on the burger and squeeze out the juices.


:eek: was my expression when i saw him smush down on that patty... iunno hopefully it wasnt a full push down to cook faster smush but rather a light smush to check doneness smush. less give more well done.. more give more raw if smushed.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:49 PM

Burger Joint in Le Parker Meridian is by far my favorite burger spot in all of NYC. $7.50 for a burger, like $3.00 for fries, and i think $4.50 for a shake. Something like that, but it's my favorite burger ever.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:50 PM

Royal - Ave C @ 10th
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:58 PM

pop burger was pretty good and cheap. i think it's near madison and 5th, wherever the hell bergdorf goodman is.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:05 PM

agreed.....

Royal - Ave C @ 10th


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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:35 PM

I went to the Ippudo soft opening on Saturday and I thought the place really gimicky. there's alot of random stuff on the menu, including sushi which is off putting... I also find it strange that they have $100 bottles of sake in a ramen store...

aside from adapting the store to something more new york, not only was the noodle hardness not an option, it was actually over cooked! the pork itself was not as tender as the roppongi stores but the soup was still ok (the akamaru). and um... they also served miso and shoyu ramens...

oh yea forgot the point i was trying to make- minca is still a strong contender in the ramen game even with ippudo around.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:59 AM

ippudo, ok noodles, so-so soup base, and 2 cold cut thin slices of char sui for 13? unless they get their act together, i dont think im goin back again
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:38 PM

burger joint is the best i've ever had personally
the price could be a bit cheaper
but still well worth it since its soo good
lines get a bit hectic at certain times, but definitley worth the wait and then some
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:53 AM

My personal favorite ramen shops are Minca and Sapporo.
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:01 AM

I went to the Ippudo soft opening on Saturday and I thought the place really gimicky. there's alot of random stuff on the menu, including sushi which is off putting... I also find it strange that they have $100 bottles of sake in a ramen store...

aside from adapting the store to something more new york, not only was the noodle hardness not an option, it was actually over cooked! the pork itself was not as tender as the roppongi stores but the soup was still ok (the akamaru). and um... they also served miso and shoyu ramens...

oh yea forgot the point i was trying to make- minca is still a strong contender in the ramen game even with ippudo around.


apparently, it's "ramen dining"
i.e. it's just not eat-ramen-and-get-out ala japanese style ramen restaurant. it's more like a sit down place with sake and other stuff like sushi
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