Even the biggest Foodie in New York City will tell you that its nearly impossible to discover every restaurant that the city has to offer. With new eateries popping up all the time while others close down, it’s hard to keep up with the trendy food scene. I just came off of a visit to Manhattan and I’m happy to report back that I happily did some well needed research on our behalf for the next time you venture to the big apple.
Every now and again a place comes along and leaves a lasting impression on your taste buds. A place so unique that it boasts an average 2 hour wait on a week-night. Where may you ask did I indulge in every morsel of finger licking goodness? None other than the infamous Hakata TonTon Japanese restaurant.
Tucked away on a seemingly quiet streat in the West Village lies one of the most sensuous Japanese restaurants that my mouth has ever encountered. Maybe it was the drinks and champagne before even getting into the restaurant due to the wait that wet my appetite. Maybe it was the line that wrapped around the corner to the neighboring Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, (which of course we indulged for dessert). I’m still perplexed. What I am sure about is how Hakata TonTon received countless Zagat ratings and 5-star reviews; its just that good.
Here’s a peak of what we had (all highly reccommended).
So if you’re a fellow New Yorker or just coming into the city for a weekend, make it your duty to head to the West Village and take in this experience. You’ll thank me later! For a complete menu and details, click here.
Written by Vanessa James. All opinions are my own.