Yagura Makeover Means a Price Hike & Cream Puffs
When fellow luncher Asafoetida broke the news that Yagura (41st btw. Mad+5th) had a makeover plus a price hike, I said “nooooooooooo” in my head (I was in the office so I couldn’t really yell). Last time I was there I had a pretty darn good oyakodon and for $5.93, it was pretty hard to beat. With the price hike I wondered if it would still be a good deal. Luncher Asafoetida also said Yagura added pastry to the menu. Well, a makeover, price hike and pastry? I had to check this out for myself.
The first thing that I noticed when I first walked in was how bright the place had gotten. Back in the day it looked kind of gloomy and dingy but now with a fresh coat of paint it looked a little happier.
The previous menu board with plastic wrapped around it was replaced by a more up-to-date brightly lit generic looking menu.
Besides the makeover, Yagura has also added freahly made cream puffs to their menu- which made me nearly forget about the price hike. Back when Beard Papa (the Japanese cream puff chain) was still in Cafe Zaiya (41st btw. Mad+5th), I would never leave without getting half a dozen to go, so I’m glad that after 3 years, the cream puff is back! You can get a plain cream puff for $1.50 and a red bean cream puff for $2. Also if you buy 10 you get 1 free.
Yagura Japanese Grocery, 24 E 41st St. (btw. Mad+5th), 212-679-3777