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    Headed to NYC for vacation!! (knife shops, restaurant recs, etc.)

    Hey Guys,

    Heading to New York City for a birthday vacation. I was hoping you guys could point me in the right direction for KKF-approved knives in the city. I know about Korin, but was wondering if there were any other places to check out.

    Also, I will be splurging on a birthday meal, and would value your recommendations highly! Probably looking for a prix fixe/tasting menu, but definitely open to anything interesting. Hoping to stay under $100/person.

    Thanks in advance for the advice!!

    cheers,

    Matt

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    There are a number of other kitchen knife stores in NYC, but Korin is the only one affiliated with KKF. If you go onto Yelp and do a search for japanese knives shop in New York you'll get the list. As for a meals, the choices are endless in this city When will you be here? Restaurant Week in currently underway and I think it lasts until August 16th. Lots of great deals there, but try to book as soon as you can because they get taken. You can go online and see what restaurants are participating. Good luck.
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    My wife and I are planning a trip as well at the end of August. Our really special dinner is going to be at the critically acclaimed Eleven Madison Park or EMP as it is known. Also, we will be going to MomoFuku Ssam Bar one night as well. I haven't been to either but the reviews are fantastic, in fact EMP is currently the best ranked restaurant in the U.S.
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    I'd like to know how you got in to Eleven Madison. I've been trying to do that for quite some time with no success. It's supposed to be an amazing dinning experience. I ate there a long time ago before they changed the menu and it was great then. I can only imagine now. Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Burls View Post
    I'd like to know how you got in to Eleven Madison. I've been trying to do that for quite some time with no success. It's supposed to be an amazing dinning experience. I ate there a long time ago before they changed the menu and it was great then. I can only imagine now. Enjoy!

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    we did EMP earlier this year... was awesome. Ssam bar is always great too. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Burls View Post
    I'd like to know how you got in to Eleven Madison. I've been trying to do that for quite some time with no success. It's supposed to be an amazing dinning experience. I ate there a long time ago before they changed the menu and it was great then. I can only imagine now. Enjoy!

    Just keep trying, when I want to go I just keep checking Open Table at least once a day, I believe at 10 is when they get fresh updates. It is not that hard if you are wiling to take a first seating table

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton View Post
    Just keep trying, when I want to go I just keep checking Open Table at least once a day, I believe at 10 is when they get fresh updates. It is not that hard if you are wiling to take a first seating table
    Thanks, I'll try that.
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    This is a loaded question.... I could go on forever, lots of parameters to consider.. it gets complicated

    Look into these:

    Torrisi in Soho (Italian)
    Ippudo for Noodles is a must
    I would highly recommend you try one of the Izakaya's in midtown (Hagi or Momokawa)
    A very underrated and experimental tasting menu is at "Degustation" in the east village ($80 for food)
    Another option for lunch at Nougatine (Jean-Georges casual place), $32 for the best bites I think. I say bites because it's not much food, but you go there for the taste not to get full. In Columbus Circle off central park
    And one of my favs is ABC kitchen near Union Square
    If you get hungry at midnight - get a slice at Artichoke's pizza

    Korin is the only proper knife store one IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton View Post
    This is a loaded question.... I could go on forever, lots of parameters to consider.. it gets complicated

    Look into these:

    Torrisi in Soho (Italian)
    Ippudo for Noodles is a must
    I would highly recommend you try one of the Izakaya's in midtown (Hagi or Momokawa)
    A very underrated and experimental tasting menu is at "Degustation" in the east village ($80 for food)
    Another option for lunch at Nougatine (Jean-Georges casual place), $32 for the best bites I think. I say bites because it's not much food, but you go there for the taste not to get full. In Columbus Circle off central park
    And one of my favs is ABC kitchen near Union Square
    If you get hungry at midnight - get a slice at Artichoke's pizza

    Korin is the only proper knife store one IMO
    How do you know so much about NYC? Artichoke's sicilian is the best pizza ever.
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