Matsuri (CLOSED)

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Matsuri (CLOSED)
Yose hot pot at Matsuri
This hoity-toity Japanese hot spot offers tiny portions at such jumbo prices, it’s hard not to feel as though you’re really paying for the airborne paper sculptures rather than the thumb-size portion of fish on your plate. Culinary ambition is most apparent in the appetizers, which come with inspired flavor combinations like mustard kobe beef and lotus root with soy-sauce sake. Among the entrées, the creamy sake-marinated black cod rivals Nobu’s famous miso-marinated cod, but the fried sea bass was dry and overcooked. Desserts are more reliable, especially the ethereal coconut gelatin in strawberry water.


Venue name: Matsuri (CLOSED)
Address: Maritime Hotel, 369 W 16th St
New York
Cross street: at Ninth Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun 6pm–midnight; Thu–Sat 6pm–2am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average main course: $18. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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