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Japanese Food at Ariyoshi

  • Dec 6, 2012 · 6:45 PM
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How to find us: Take Number 7 train get off the 40th street station , I will be at restaurant at 6.45 PM, ask for Jessica'a table, my phone number: [masked]begin_of_the_skype_highlighting [masked] FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Let's go for Japanese food this time!

Attention: (Every individual order one favorite dish) We are going to eat Family Style with serving spoon, Do not RSVP if Family style is not for you. we will split the final bill of food . Every individual is responsible to pay their own drinks.

Payment: Cash Only! (Please bring change to make organizer's job easier.)

Please take your RSVP seriously as other guests often have to be turned away. There will be a $2.00 organization fee for this meetup to be collected at the day of the event.

According to oneYelper:

First of all, I have been going here since the dawn of my move across the boulevard with my mother and sister.

So, I knew Ariyoshi back when it was one narrow space with maybe 3 waiters. The owner has never changed and he's always so accomodating.

The menu's artistic picture-implementation is a nice stray from plain text. The service is impeccable.

I was surprised to find their floors just recently renovated and a newly-installed bar.

They're not known for their drink selection, but I'm impressed with the new addition of a sleek bar in the back that I think I'll try and hang out there one day, just for the fun of it. If anything, I can always have some Asahi beer. It's deliciously light. Oh yeh, the food.

Let me start by saying that I seriously dislike "philly" style sushi, with cream cheese and BLEGH.

I very much enjoy their Kappa-Maki; Spicy Tuna; Yellow-Tail Roll; ABSOLUTELY SCRUMPTIOUS Broiled Octopus (though, this is cold, beware of confusion); Agedashi Tofu (fried ever-so-lightly);

Beef Skewers are so tender; a Broiled Eel dish that I NEVER thought I would enjoy; and the UDON noodle soup with Tempura is HUGE and will fill two people easily on a cold night.

To top that all off, last month, I FINALLY did the boat. For YEARS, I had been waiting to dance my chopsticks on that boat platform.

At the end of it,I was very full and I enjoyed it, but I like to individually customize my dinner Japanese-Tapas style.

This is the reason I stay away from box dinners (unless I'm really lazy, at which point they're a good fit). If I ever have room,

I like to get green-tea ice cream, but this is definitely requires one with an open-mind, so I couldn't recommend it to just anyone. Ariyoshi has a prestigious spot in my story-book-restaurant-memoirs.

Hope to see everyone! Yummy!

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