Ariyoshi Ariyoshi Union Square — what a hidden gem!! I can’t find any press on this place. I can barely locate it online. There’s some place called Ariyoshi in Queens but I don’t know if it’s associated. They are associated with one location in Midtown Ariyoshi Midtown according to their business card.

Ariyoshi has prices like your average neighborhood Japanese restaurant but really takes quality seriously. The attention to detail is impressive in every way. The flavors are well thought out and delicate. The presentation is a study in what Japanese food is all about. We ordered the Sashimi platter which was architected beautifully with very fresh fish. Both of us kept talking about how good it was for such average prices. We also ordered a seafood stone BBQ set which included shrimp, scallops, white tuna, pepper, and three types of mushroom and a little stone grill. At first I thought it wasn’t going to cook the food since the flame looked so light but everything came out perfectly. The two sauces were also quite good. One sesame and one similar to a tempura dipping sauce. Lon and I were truly both impressed.

The menu is huge so I can’t wait to visit this place again and again to try everything else.

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