Ise Restaurant

Where: 63 Cooper Square, NYC, 10003

  • Owned by the same people who owned the last restaurant in the same location– Menkuitei
  • Menkuitei was a total dive and was the place to be when I was broke; now that I’m older with less graduate debt, I can afford to pay more for my food. Perfect timing — Ise has now entered into my life to take my money and the place in my heart that was formerly reserved for Menkuitei
  • I had the lunch special– for $25, I got a large slab of eel on rice, really fresh, nice cuts of sashimi, and a small bowl of warm soba noodles
  • This place is totally underrated and I hope it stays that way