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Kenka

25 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY
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  • Kenka
    Ed Lee
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    3 Jun 17, 2014

    Kenka's a great St. Mark's spots for cheap bar eats Japanese style. I love to go hear when I want to get drunk or stay drunk. I also enjoy all of the offal cuts that you don't see on western menus.

    At the end of the meal you get a cup of pink sugar to create your own cotton candy. I once saw a table of bewildered Americans who proceeded to shoot the sugar like a shot before I had a chance to warn them. The schadenfreude in me had to smile.

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    Broke-Ass Stuart
    5 Oct 10, 2013

    Oh Kenka....Kenka....Kenka....Kenka. You are one of the weirdest places I've ever eaten in my entire life and for that, I salute you. I'm literally sitting here in front of my computer trying to find the proper words with which to describe you and the only thing that keeps popping into my head is "bull penis". Yes, bull penis. You sell bull penis. To be eaten. By people. For $5.50 a pop. And yet there is more to your menu than just penises, squid beaks and cow tongues; there's also the drawing of a guy sticking a revolver up the ass of a bound half-naked chick. While I'll admit that I am just pointing out some of your more...er, colorful qualities, it must be noted that everything on your menu is amazingly cheap. Most of your food (including your far more normal dishes) rings in at around the $5-$7 range and you sell beers for $1.50 each or $8 a pitcher. That my friend is beautiful; almost as beautiful as the scores of vintage bondage porn posters that line your sacred walls or the rules written on the bottom of your menu saying "No fighting, masturbating, having sex or drugs. You will be ejected." Kenka, you're my kind of place and I just wanted to say thanks for the cotton candy that you give out at the end of the meal; it helps to get rid of the lingering bull cock taste.

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    Sourivone Viraphanth
    3 Mar 21, 2013

    Enjoyed my 1st time here at Kenka Japanese Tapas and Bar, its like you've transported in time to Japan.

    $8 pitcher of beer

    $8 per person minimum, no problem!

    All types of inexpensive Japanese eats. They have a very interesting food challenge menu eat all of them within 20 mins and it's free or $25!

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    Kalos Zoi
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    The foods not exactly fine dining, but it's cheap and it's a real deal feel and taste of Japanese home cooking. It's actuallt TOO Japanese to actually be found IN Japan, but it's one of my favorite cheapies to take Japanese friends visiting the city. For desert you get a little shot of sugar to make your own cotton candy. Brilliant! Draft beer here is dirt cheap. Plates are small so try a bunch of them out!

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    Veronica Sartori
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    After a night's of drinking in the village, sometimes you just need some ramen! Kenka does well here, they're open late and you can get your ramen on! Their ramen isn't particularly amazing, but at that hour anything will do.

    The restaurant has a very WWII Japanese propaganda feel to it, which I find simply hilarious. After eating there, they give you a token and a some powder to get your own cotton candy outside from their machine. What a nice touch!

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    Uri Ar
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Fantastic Japanese food – skewers, soups great sci-fi a-la Bladerunner atmosphere

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    Barry Huang
    5 Jul 06, 2011
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