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GrifinMil Jun 10, 2008 04:28 PM

Saw a sign for a new Asian Fusion restaurant in Chappaqua where Dagastinos is, anyone know who is behind it?

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    GrifinMil RE: GrifinMil Jul 1, 2008 01:36 PM

    Ok so curiosity got the better of me and when I drove by last night and saw they were open I had to check it out. I had a strange inkling that the owners must be from a
    another asian/fusion restaurant and indeed they were. Spoon is owned by Koo in Rye and the original owner of Wild Ginger in Greenwich before selling out to his partner.
    The good news is that it's just as good as both restaurants. The tuna pizza tortilla is every bit as good as Wild Ginger's was if not better. My son had the diced chicken with lettuce and thought it was very good. But it was the sushi that earned the high marks. My wife, a tough sushi critic felt the fish was every bit as fresh and tasty as Sushi Mikes and that's saying a lot. I had the spoon roll which was spicy tuna with crunch atop a california roll, very tasty. They are byob for now but the good news is there's a liquor store two doors away. Spoon has all the makings of a hit restaurant.
    Go now because in a couple of weeks it will be tough to get into.

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      kbr RE: GrifinMil Jul 3, 2008 12:19 PM

      Thanks for the post. I thought it looked interesting too. I'm going to try it this week before it gets too packed (I hope).

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      snowjewelz RE: GrifinMil Jul 3, 2008 02:39 PM

      Huh... I live like, right there and didn't even know about this! I LOVE Koo so I'll have to try this out for sure.

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        cindypc RE: GrifinMil Jul 11, 2008 07:29 AM

        There are also 2 Koo Restaurant openned this year. One in Danbury, CT (Koo at the Lake, 29 E. Pembroke Road, Danbury, CT 06811, 203-739-0068) and one in Marlboro, NJ (71 A South Main Street, Marlboro, NJ, 732-866-8838, WWW.KooMarlboro.com). Both Koo offer extended Pan Asian menu with Japanese Fusion.

        1. MisterBill2 RE: GrifinMil Jul 29, 2008 10:20 AM

          Do they have a website (doesn't seem like they do) or is their menu online? What's their lunch menu like price-wise?

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            BigBaby1 RE: GrifinMil Aug 27, 2008 05:37 PM

            Ate there tonight after a first visit that was average, and I'm afraid after two visits I cannot recommend it. The sushi is quite good, but the non-sushi dishes are inconsistent, as is the service. The main reason I cannot recommend it is the value for the price. A meal here will run 30-50% higher than anything comparable in the area. We ate a not-huge meal without drinks (they don't yet have a liquor license) and it ran us about $50/per person. Non-sushi main courses are small and they are in the high $20 and $30 range. A small sushi pizza appetizer was $19. Per-piece sushi costs are also high. Again, the food was fine -- but no more than fine.

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              menton1 RE: BigBaby1 Apr 29, 2009 11:37 AM

              Went by this place on Sunday at 6:30, and there were 2 tables going out of about 30. Is this a sign of the times? When I go to a restaurant, I like it to be at least half-full-- something about an empty restaurant that rubs the wrong way.

              Is this place gone the way of Ace in Thornwood? Empty all the time?

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                MisterBill2 RE: menton1 Apr 29, 2009 06:33 PM

                I had lunch there a few months ago. It was ok, nothing great. I still prefer Tengda in Katonah to all of the other fusion places in the area.

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                  menton1 RE: MisterBill2 May 1, 2009 12:18 PM

                  Well, I've heard that Tengda was overpriced and noisy. Ace in Thornwood got a great review in the NY Times about 15 months ago, and since then there's never more than 2 tables going on weekend nights. Must have low rent.

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                    MisterBill2 RE: menton1 May 3, 2009 05:42 PM

                    I go to Tengda for lunch and the prices are great. Most entrees $8-10 and include a big bowl of soup and the entree portion is large. Spoon was more expensive. Dinner at Tengda is more pricey (~$20) but it's still cheaper than Spoon.

                    I've been to Ace several times and used to eat there regularly until they decided to start charging for green tea. They've since stopped charging (we went back once) but so we have for the most part.

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