It’s easy to mistake Chiyono’s tiny windowfront—on Sixth Street—for another twinkling-light, curry-row joint. Once inside, however, baby pink walls and chocolate brown wooden slats make for a serene, home-style Japanese dining retreat. Chef-owner Chiyono Murano’s cuisine gracefully blends bold and subtle flavors. A tangy potato salad was sweetened only with raisins. A simple avocado salad was scented only with olive oil and pillow-soft strands of hijiki seaweed. The most exquisite dish we tried was tender fillets of fried cod dipped in a savory batter of egg and Japanese Worcestershire. You can pair your meal with something from the wine, beer or sake list, but we like the invigoratingly icy, home-brewed green tea best.
|Venue name:||Chiyono (CLOSED)||Contact:|
328 E Sixth Street
|Cross street:||between 1st and 2nd Aves|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 6–11:30pm; Sun 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. MC, V|