East Japanese Restaurant Review & Contemplation

I had my first acupuncture treatment this morning. So far I am very impressed with Nicholas Steadman, but I’ll probably write a more thorough review after I’ve gotten it again (I signed up for another session on Thursday night). I think I am very lucky to have found this.

Here is some food! Bobby and I have been to this Japanese place called East 3 times now. We have definitely learned what to get. The menus have pictures for every dish:

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I like to get tea (complimentary) with my meals.

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The first time we went I got this grilled broccoli. Kind of a ripoff ($2.50 I think), but very good.

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Bobby got this burdock noodle soup with tempura and fish cake things. He said it was delicious and finished it… I got to taste the broth though. Pretty yummy.

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The first night he also got this salmon roll ($10?). I’m not that much of a sushi person, but I tried it and I thought it was alright.

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I had to get a salad, and this one rocked. It was only $6 and it was huge.

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And I got this grilled salmon (miso glazed, $9) and horseradish with some sort of roe. I actually chopped most of this up and put it in the salad – so awesome. If this were cheaper I would get it again (it was a fairly small portion).

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The next time we went with my mom (she had been up to help me paint). I got the salad again ($6). It is gigantic and probably the best deal I’ve seen in New York.

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My mom got a bento box which came with a small salad and miso soup.

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That night I got the chicken teriyaki ($5 something?). Ahh, this was delicious. It came with a piece of broccoli and a piece of carrot.

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This was the rest of my mom’s bento box – seaweed salads, rice, salmon teriyaki, tempura, and a roll. I helped her :)

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Bobby got a soup again that night. I don’t remember which one. Or maybe this was the burdock one and the other one was something else. Anyway, this was delicious as well.

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And that same salmon roll (I want to say it’s called salmon lover’s).

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We went again last night for Salmon Thursday! Lots of salmon dishes were super-reduced, so Bobby and I went all out for salmon. Happy couple:

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I got the salad yet again. Bobby got that salmon roll yet again.

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Then… I got something called “salmon neck” for just $4. This plate is twice the size of a normal dinner plate. So huge!! It wasn’t all meat though (bones, eyes – you know – the usual).

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It came with some horseradish stuff. Bobby also got a natto roll (fermented soybeans – I do NOT like this).

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And another ridiculously cheap salmon roll (normally $14 or something, but on Salmon Thursday I think it’s $8).

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Wow, what a lot of delicious Japanese food. I would highly recommend East. They have a few other locations as well. Bobby was the mayor briefly at this one, but he was ousted just last night.

What are your weekend plans? I am going to IKEA!

12 Comments on East Japanese Restaurant Review & Contemplation

  1. Dori
    5 February, 2010 at 8:51 pm (6 years ago)

    So much salmon! Bobby’s roll looks delicious — it actually made me miss salmon for a minute. I’ve been to East on I think 27th street for karaoke. Don’t remember the food, but I know I got a roll. I don’t understand this Foursquare thing.

  2. Jill
    5 February, 2010 at 9:19 pm (6 years ago)

    Woohoo–IKEA rocks!

  3. clare
    5 February, 2010 at 11:55 pm (6 years ago)

    salmons have necks!? who knew. man that grilled miso salmon looks *wipes up drool*

    very excited to hear more about acupuncture maggie! blessings and hugs for your weekend…

  4. sophia
    6 February, 2010 at 1:06 am (6 years ago)

    Yay IKEA!! ARe you going to decorate your kitchen?

    Didn’t know salmon has necks…I’m not a fan of Natto either. If bobby likes it, he must be hard-core!

    By the way, $2.50 for 4 pieces of broccoli? Comeon!!! What a daylight robbery!

  5. coco
    6 February, 2010 at 5:55 am (6 years ago)

    salmon neck is the best!!! I love making soup with it! 😀

  6. Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life
    6 February, 2010 at 9:18 am (6 years ago)

    ahhh salmon thursdays sound like my kind of day! i looove salmon (rolls, salad, grilled, etc). 😀 if i ever venture into nyc, i’ll have to stop at East, for sure. i also have no idea where i want to be in a year/two/three. i’m finishing up my master’s degree this spring and then…?? who knows… but i can’t say i’m 100% ok with not knowing, like you are. i wish i were content with it, though!

  7. Cindy
    6 February, 2010 at 11:14 am (6 years ago)

    oh boy that food looks so amazing and I am so craving some salmon right now. thanks for bringing us along mags.

    IKEA….take me take me. I just heard they have these honeycomb storage things (like in yarn shops where they display yarn… and I want one. We dont have one nearby or i’d be dragging hubs down there!
    have fun

  8. Kimberly
    6 February, 2010 at 3:20 pm (6 years ago)

    Nice! Which Ikea are you going? I’ve yet to visit the Brooklyn location, but the LI one is closer to me. Are you going to buy furnitures? I love the kitchenwares that they sell.

    I’ve to do HW this weekend, but also taking my mom other for Restaurant Week. She deserves a break. :) Have a great weekend!

  9. Marina
    6 February, 2010 at 9:31 pm (6 years ago)

    My weekend plans involve staying home sick unfortunately. :(

    I was lucky to get out last night though and have dinner with an old friend!

  10. caronae
    6 February, 2010 at 9:44 pm (6 years ago)

    My weekend has been really nice and relaxing so far. Long run and yoga tomorrow. I have recently really started liking Japanese food, and you really can never go wrong with salmon.
    Have a happy Sunday!

  11. Michelle
    6 February, 2010 at 10:32 pm (6 years ago)

    Hahhah i’m totally feeling the love for Japanese food and for the awesome salmon rolls. I would definitely pull a maggie and order a salad with grilled salmon. YUM. I also love japanese seaweed and baby octopus salad….mmmm…tasty..

    P.s. Come check out my $50 safeway giftcard giveaway!! Everyone needs some extra grocery money! :)