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BEST TEPPANYAKI RESTAURANT IN MANHATTAN?

Hi All.

I would welcome your suggestions and also appreciate updates about KITTICHAI (my last visit was two years ago).

Thank you very much

Ciao
Irene

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  1. Well for Teppanyaki try Gyu kaku on Lafayette St. I think it is.
    Kittichai is not Teppanyaki, it's kind of asian fusion with leaning toward thai, the executive chef who made the menu and no longer works there is Thai. His specialty was chocolate ribs which he brought with him when he was executive chef at a big hotel chain ( i think 4 Seasons). the food at Kittichai as very good 2 weeks ago.

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    Kittichai
    60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: foodwhisperer

      Thanks, Food.
      I know that Kittichai is not Teppanyaki I just wanted to be reassured that it is still good. Two years ago I loved the food and the ambiance.

      I will check about Gyu-Kaku too. My experience with Teppanyaki is limited to Tokyo and Hong Kong - sublime! - and I hoped to find a wide choice in the Big Apple too.

      Ciao
      Irene

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      Gyu-Kaku
      805 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

      Kittichai
      60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

      1. re: Irene65

        as fooder said gyu kaku is not teppanyaki rather it is yakiniku, quite different actually

        benihana is the only place, there used to be a great place in midtown but it shut down many years ago unfortunately (weird location)

    2. Gyukaku is yakiniku, where u cook ur own meats, like at Korean BBQ places. I assume by teppanyaki you mean real teppanyaki, with everyone sitting around a chef who cooks everything.

      I actually think that Benihana is the only place that does that in NYC. But if you do find someplace else I'd luv to know.

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      1. re: fooder

        Benihana is also the only place I know as well. And while it's a good show, I didn't find the food to be that great.

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        Benihana
        47 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

        1. re: Miss Needle

          Thank you all for your contributions.

          I was looking for real Japanese Teppanyaky - sitting around a chef who cooks everything - and now I know NYC doesn't offer much choice.

          Ciao
          Irene

          1. re: Irene65

            Not in Manhattan, no, but I believe there are some in Queens.
            Also, Americans will often refer to teppanyaki as hibachi cooking, so when you do searches in the future you may also want to look up hibachi steakhouse in addition to teppanyaki.

            1. re: fooder

              Teppanyaki restaurants might exist in Queens, but I seriously doubt they would be any good, and possibly worse than eating at Benihana. I've always wished that real teppanyaki cooking (including okonomiyaki) would have made the jump to NYC, but it hasn't.

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              Benihana
              47 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

      2. You will not find any place in NYC that rivals the finer teppanyaki restaurants in Japan and China.
        That being said there are some good yakiniku, shabu shabu and sukiyaki spots.
        Shabu Tastu being one.

        I would guess that this is partly due to the high cost of serving authentic wagyu in NYC.

        There is no place in the US that can rival the wagyu teppanyaki places in Japan.

          1. re: Lau

            Thanks Lau. It's something Tribeca doesn't have, so I welcome it. I wish someone would open a good Thai restaurant in Tribeca

            1. re: foodwhisperer

              well its something manhattan doesn't have if you exclude benihana haha, so it'd be really nice to have a good teppanyaki restaurant