best sukiyaki nyc
- jesslovesfood Jun 8, 2006 12:30 PM
i'm looking for sukiyaki in new york city but at a very affordable price....no fancy gourmet please!
i used to go to a place tiny place in midtown around 45th street, but for the life of me cant remember where.
Sukiyaki is a hotpot dish. None of those quick lunch places on 41st will be serving that. They might have a sukiyaki-donburi, which is a meat and vegetables cooked sukiyaki style over rice. Not the same thing though, if the OP is looking for real sukiyaki. The Japanese-run shabu shabu places will probably serve sukiyaki, like Shabu Tatsu. In midtown, I believe I've seen it on a few menus. I believe Naniwa would be a solid place to find it.
You may be thing of Sapporo, on 48th St near 7th Ave? In terms of decor and cleanliness, it's on a level with a middling-to-low-end NYC diner but the food is good in a neighborhood-restaurant way. It seems to have been "taken over", not necessarily in a bad way, by twenty-something Japanese (students?) of late, when I first started eating there 20-ish years ago, it was mostly older 30s-50s, "business" types.
The place is hardly a destination, but their sukiyaki is decent enough and it's cetainly reasonably priced. I haven't made much of a sukiyaki survey, so if there is better, even at higher prices, I'd like to know about it - I get tired of nothing but sushi talk! LOL
Have not tried it personally, but Shabu Tatsu in the East Village offers sukiyaki.
216 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003