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Group of ten looking for Japanese Food 56th Street Area

Jonathan Secor Dec 7, 2012 09:04 AM

I have a group of ten, mostly college students, and am looking for a good place to get Japanese for lunch around the midtown Hilton on 56th Street.


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    fm1963 Dec 7, 2012 03:25 PM

    Katsu Hama

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      barberinibee Dec 7, 2012 02:02 PM

      [Deleted because my suggestion of Ise on W. 56th isn't open for lunch on Sundays)

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        kyph0515 Dec 7, 2012 11:57 AM

        Depending on the kind of Japanese you're looking for (sushi vs. ramen vs. teppanyaki, etc.) and how much time you have, Gyu-Kaku might be interesting option. There are two around the Hilton but not that close: one on 44th St. between 8th and 9th, one on 3rd Ave between 49th and 50th.

        I believe they have both a lunch menu and a happy-hour menu (pretty good deal imo) during Sunday lunch. If I were to eat til I explode I'd say I'd spend $60-70 on food there, but most people will be happy with a $20-25pp portion. Their green tea mille-feuille is from Lady M which I quite like as well.

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          kathryn Dec 7, 2012 09:50 AM

          Do you mean the Hilton on 53rd and 6th Ave?

          What's their budget? I assume fairly low given that they are students? How much are they willing to spend per person, for food only (before tax, tip, beer/wine/drinks)?

          Is this for a weekday or a weekend? Soon? The holiday season in NYC means that a lot of restaurants are very, very busy.

          Ten is a big group, and some places won't take a reservation, though they may be willing to make an exception if you ask. Or at least call ahead that morning.

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          1. re: kathryn
            Jonathan Secor Dec 7, 2012 10:12 AM

            thanks for getting back! yes 53rd and6th-we are there for arts presenters conference.

            i actually have some money, and will be paying, so a relatively nice place would be good.

            looking at a Sunday, so hopefully the business men are all at home!

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