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249 East 49th St. (bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
Tel: 212-355-7722
Lunch, Mon-Fri: 12pm-2:30pm  Dinner, 7 days a week: 5:30pm-10:30pm

At Seo the best of both worlds are present. Natural wood touches and glass opening to a rock garden in the back recreate the tranquility of Kyoto while offering a traditional Tokyo taste. Chef Seo, awarded the National Culinary Excellence Medallion in 2002, has 30 years experience in traditional cuisine to bring New York the finest in a non-Americanized experience. American expats love this neighborhood treasure in Midtown East as do Japanese businessmen and women. The menu is broken down to courses. First come small appetizers, a second course then a main dish. Keeping to tradition, Inaniwa Udon is served at the end of the meal to satiate one’s appetite. A legendary thin udon made with selected wheat, spring water and the finest sea salt, Inaniwa Udon is similar to linguine and directly imported from Akita, Japan. An extensive imported wine and sake list accompanies the outstanding food. Aside from a few visible fire escapes in the background, bamboo and touro (lantern) in the rock garden and a distinctly authentic taste transports patrons to the Eastern Hemisphere. Don’t forget to make reservations for dinner!


Cold pumpkin in Bonita broth ($7).Tomato & Asparagus Salad ($9).

The most popular dish among Japanese customers  BEST 3!

(1)Sesame Tofu($7)
(2)Grilled Lightly Salted Free Range Chicken ($18)
(3)Inaniwa Udon($13)