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#46 oakapple

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

It's about time. I think it's still better than most Japanese restaurants in town, although probably two stars or somewhat less at its current level by nytimes standards.

When Parm gets two, it's hard to deny three to Kyo Ya.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

Exactly, and Sugiyama should be a shoe-in for four.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:10 PM


It's about time. I think it's still better than most Japanese restaurants in town, although probably two stars or somewhat less at its current level by nytimes standards.

When Parm gets two, it's hard to deny three to Kyo Ya.


True, true. Maybe there should be two scales - one for food and one for fast food sandwiches.

In terms of Japanese places, I think it's more important that he gives Brushstroke a star than that he does anything to Sugiyama, just to put things in order.

p.s. oddly, the dish in their slideshow where it's easiest to see the decline is the sweet potato tempura. Not that it's necessarily worse now, but originally this was a perfect sphere of mashed potato fried up like a giant croquette and served with salt, now it's just a piece of potato. Almost every dish had this same simplification applied to it - like the oysters were served at the perfect temperature and each was topped with some radish and sauce and now they're just served raw, too warm, and with the sauces on the side.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

This is too bad. The old sweet potato tempura was a thing of beauty.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

We went to Kyo Ya in 2010 with Bonjwing. Here's the photo he took of the sweet potato tempura.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

We went to Kyo Ya in 2010 with Bonjwing. Here's the photo he took of the sweet potato tempura.

Is the red ring around the poatato the skin or something else?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

We went to Kyo Ya in 2010 with Bonjwing. Here's the photo he took of the sweet potato tempura.


That's already the second generation.
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