My lunch spot ”Ootoya”
Kaasan Ni breaded and deep fried chicken and sliced onion is topped with poached egg and grated radish. served in a soy sauce infused broth 17 ♥♥♥
Ootoya is Japanese restaurant chain from Japan. Now they has two different locations in NYC. I don’t come here for dinner but I often stop by for lunch if I’m in Bryant Park area in Midtown. Atmosphere of both places are pretty nice. Specially me knowing how Ootoya are in Japan. Ootoya is quick and cheap, under ten dollars meal kind of restaurant in Japan but here in NY they serves more like $20 for combination meal. Which all the meal comes with Chawanmushi (steamed egg custard ), Miso soup, Rice, Pickles. Quality of foods are very good. Actually better than Japan! My favorites are Chicken Katsu set and Grilled fish set.
Bryant Park Location: 141 West 41st St. (Btwn 6th & 7th Ave) (212) 704-0833
Chelsea Location: 8 West 18th St. (Btwn 5th & 6th Ave) (212) 255-0018
Served With Rice, Miso Soup (Pork And Vegetables) Homemade Pickles And Steamed Egg Custard. Rice Topping Available: Hijiki Seaweed $1, Tororo Grated Japanese Yam $2, Brown Rice With Grain $1 Up.
Silky Pork / Tonkatsu breaded and deep fried silky pork loin cutlet is served with original tonkatsu sauce 17 ♥♥♥♥
Saba Sushi and Soba Teishoku Lunch Set ♥♥♥
Oyako Ju grilled free range chicken and onion is simmered in dashi broth and later wrapped with layer of custard like egg 15 ♥♥♥
Beef & Cheese Potato Croquette fried croquette with mashed potato and minced washu beef with cheese inside. served with original tonkatsu sauce 15 ♥♥♥1/2
Kaisen Don assorted sashimi blue fin tuna, amberjack, scallop, salmon, uni (sea urchin), simmered sea eel, salmon roe and egg served atop of sushi rice, assorted sashimi is subject to change based on availability, 30 ♥♥♥
SHIMA+HOKKE grilled atka mackerel $20 ♥♥♥1/2
Tororo Oyako Don grilled free range chicken and onion is simmered in dashi broth and later wrapped with layer of custard like egg, grated japanese yam is poured over the dish 18 ♥♥♥1/2
Buta Shio Koji silky pork belly is marinated with ootoya original shio koji (salt-marinated rice koji) ♥♥♥