EAT: DohYO Restaurant at Yotel
570 Tenth Avenue on FOUR
(at West 42nd street and 10th avenue, Manhattan)
New York, NY 10036
Dinner, Sun-Weds: 5-10pm, Bar til 12am
Thurs, Fri+Sat: 5-11pm, Bar til 2am
Brunch, Sat+Sun: 11am-4pm
The big city lights no longer stop at eighth avenue now that there’s the neon illuminated Yotel hotel on w42nd that boasts beautiful terraces with sweeping views, laid back lounges for group gatherings and a brand new restaurant called DohYO that serves up great fusion and fun.
More than just an affordable place to rest your head after touring the Met and hitting up The Lion King, Yotel has created an entire floor ‘FOUR’ with a mission to provide just as much of a destination as the city itself. At the heart of FOUR and surrounded by a well-manicured terrace, the eatery DohYO serves up the hands-down most excellent margaritas you will find on the west side, pairing them up with sweet and spicy, Latin-Asian fused fare that comes in sharable, tapas sized portions.
Skip the regular seating and plop down at the long communal tables in the middle of the restaurant. Modeled after traditional Japanese dining, this section adds a fun twist by letting your legs dangle in recesses under the table-a great experience for kids and adults that like some fun with their dining. As for food, delicious sushi options abound, but definitely go straight for the Chile Dusted Tuna Salad for you fish fix, and to kick start your meal. After that, take your picks from an extensive list of sharable meat, seafood, noodle and vegetable plates. Be sure not to miss the tender Halibut Sliders ($9), Crunchy Shrimp ($8) or Wok Fried Okra ($5) and wash them all down with multiple Mango Margaritas($13).
Service is super fast, so order your favorites and then feel free to digest and get adventurous for round two. After midnight on the weekends, the communal tables lower to reveal an impromptu performance space.