Day 1: Doughnut Plant, Cafe Habana, Peter Luger, Momofuku
Day 2: Shake Shack, 9/11 Memorial, Chelsea Market, The High Line, Babbo
Element by Westin Times Square
Day 3: Ippudo
Day 4: Shake Shack, Wafels & Dinges, Eataly
Day 5: Kyotofu
I couldn't believe our trip was almost ending. We only had one more meal left, and Dan preferred somewhere close to our hotel for a quick lunch. So we went to Kyotofu. A lot of people recommended Kyotofu for dessert only, but we figured we'd try the lunch menu, too.
The restaurant didn't have any signage from the outside, but since we had the address, we knew that it must be it. The restaurant was actually small, with modern decor and white long leather back wall seating.
Looking at the menu, the items appeared to be fusion, combining Japanese and American influences.
We ordered the Omakase lunch and the macaroni and cheese. We also got soup and salad included as part of the lunch menu! The butternut squash soup was quite good, very mellow and creamy.
|Butternut Squash Soup|
The salad had mixed greens, cucumbers, and tomatoes with a slightly sweet dressing.
The Omakase was really good! I would highly recommend ordering the Omakase because we got a small tasting of various items. Our omakase lunch consisted of a sake baised pork belly with Japanese pickles, sausage and salad, chicken & tofu mini burger with sweet potato chips, as well as a soft tofu dish.
Our favorites were the chicken & tofu mini burger and the pork belly with rice. The chicken & tofu burger was surprisngly a little sweet but was a good lunch burger. The pork belly was super tender--slightly infused with sake--and worked perfectly when eaten with the pickles and rice.
The Mac & Cheese was a bit heavy but good! There was a bit of truffle shavings which made it even more rich and wonderful!
|Mac & Cheese|
We also ordered the Omakase dessert so we could try a couple of different things. The dessert consisted of a tofu dessert, chocolate molten cake, and green tea creme brulee. The highlight was definitely the tofu dessert. It was so light, slightly sweetened, and very refreshing. We should have known and just went ahead and ordered one of the tofu dessert dish since the name of the restaurant is Kyotofu!
The chocolate molten cake and green tea creme brulee were really good as well, but I would say the star was definitely the tofu dessert.
We had a good lunch at Kyotofu, and next time we come, we'll definitely order the full-sized tofu dessert. :)
705 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10036