Ootoya Is Opening in Times Square

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Washu beef tongue finally takes the deuce. Photo: Victor Prado / New York Magazine

The Tokyo-based Ootoya is opening its second New York location at 141 West 41st Street, DNAinfo reports. Because the restaurant is a chain, expect the same menu of fried cutlets, grilled mackerel and pork belly, fresh tofu, sushi, and soba noodles galore. Also, sake and shochu. The 72-seat Ootoya in Flatiron, which opened in March, was the subject of an enthusiastic review from New York's own Adam Platt in October. [DNAinfo, Related]