Expats and Japanophiles can tuck into tonkatsu and yakitori at the second location of this popular, and TONY-approved, Tokyo comfort-food chain, which boasts more than 100 locations in Tokyo alone. Called the T.G.I. Friday's of Japan—only better—the restaurant highlights teishoku, meal sets served alongside rice, asazuke pickles, miso soup and steamed egg custard: Options include cinnamon-marinated pork belly, horse mackerel with ponzu sauce and deep-fried chicken topped with soft-boiled egg and grated radish. Twenty-seven varieties of sake and shochu are poured at the amber-lit light-wood bar.
141 W 41st St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm; Sat, Sun 11:30am–3pm, 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave|
|Price:||Average entrée: $15. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|