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Kyo Ya

East Village
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94 East 7th St, New York City, NY 10079
+1 212-982-4140
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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New York
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226 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Sono-san, the chef here, prepares an excellent traditional kaiseki banquet. The presentations and range of dishes are truly inspired. And the experience is definitively superlative and brimming with subtlety and nuance. The atmosphere and décor of the restaurant are warm and pleasing and you leave with that warm glow of having partaken in something special. If there is anything to... More 

Thank Peter R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I got their $95 tasting menu. Everything was very good and I enjoyed the meal but I can't say there were any courses that I thought were really good. The Japanese have an appreciation for subtlety that is probably lost on most Americans, but they'd probably still enjoy the meal. The service was very attentive and most seats have a... More 

Thank Gordon175
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I came with a friend for the omakase menu. All the dishes had too much sauce and tasted the same. A disappointment, especially given the price tag. The sashimi was excellent.

Thank Serge A
San Diego, California
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This izakaya restaurant serves up elevated, tasty, beautiful dishes. It's one of those cool "down the stairs" places you know you always wanted to try in NYC!

Thank 1BigDaddy007
Sarasota, Florida
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61 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This inconspicuous location in the East Village had me fooled until I finally found an iron clad staircase which led us to the most amazingly designed Japanese oasis. Everything was perfect-the décor, the ambiance, the mood, the playlist, even the restroom was the most perfect and charming restroom ever. Attention to detail was so impressive... But then there was the... More 

Thank Michele S
New York City, New York
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821 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My only complaint was that it took a while to get the meal going once we ordered. The place is beautifully decored. We sat at the bar and oogled the food as it passed by serving those who ordered ahead and opted for the Kaiseki style courses. My favorite dishes involved seafood mixes that had uni, shrimp, crab, and eggs.... More 

Thank USCKaboom
New York City, New York
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1,480 reviews
805 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I visited Kyo-ya with four friends. We had tried to make a reservation of dinner four times, but I could not before. We were very happy to succeed in making a reservation this time, and fortunately, we got a semi-private room which had just been cancelled just before we arrived at the restaurant. We ordered course menus 'Kaiseki Menu' consisting... More 

Thank YacchanAmarone
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

in a quite and unassuming space situated below the street level; Kyo-ya offers a wonderful evening to lovers of Japanese food. the service is unobtrusive and helpful; the saki list is long and your server can offer suggestions for each course. there is a menu and sushi can be order but come for Kaiseki, a traditional, mutlicourse meal of the... More 

Thank Clematis_10
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We went for the kaiseki tasting menu which is pricey at $150 per. Can't say I was impressed- it was good but for the price I'd either go a la carte as their menu items looked interesting. Yuzu sake and the peanut miso were terrific and the tomezakana- which was pear snow crab and scallop were excellent but much of... More 

Thank bowdoinham
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

A small, unassuming traditional Japanese restaurant based on wonderfully fresh ingredients and a traditional but young master chef's touch. The menu is sophisticated yet clear. A must.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 East 7th St, New York City, NY 10079
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-982-4140

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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