Chiyono - CLOSED
New York, NY 10003
- Sun 5pm-11pm, Tue-Sat 6pm-11:30pm
- MasterCard, Visa
- Delivery, Prix Fixe, Takeout
- Dinner, Late Night
- Not Necessary, Accepted
- No Parking
Village Voice's Description
While most East Village Japanese restaurants concentrate on either sushi or noodles, Chiyono presents home-style Japanese cooking, like your Nipponese mom would have made. That means a roster of croquettes, of which the best heaps potatoes on a pair of splayed fresh sardines, then deep-fries them. Other domestic delicacies include seafood-topped salads, thin-skinned pork and vegetarian gyozas, and the nearly unpronounceable pirikara-konnyaku;hunks of gray and nearly flavorless devil's tongue starch dressed with soy sauce, chile flakes, and shaved bonito. Seating is mainly family style at a large communal table, and a chalkboard menu details the many daily specials.
Tips from foursquare
Whatever you do, make sure to order up the fried chicken, pork belly and the salmon. Bonus: the sake comes in Zelda-esque potion bottles. You'll never defeat Gannon without a backup bottle!
order the braised pork or sardine tempura before take-off!
Try the simmered pork belly with egg for a taste of Japanese home cooking.
This Japanese restaurant offers homestyle fare in a friendly, cozy dining room. Chiyono herself is worth the visit. She brings the cuisine of the fishing village where she grew up to delightful life i
Try the sesame pudding. The taste is subtle but sweet. Yummy!