While walking down E. 6th Street around 8 PM on a Friday night, my friend and I noticed a busy scene in Kion. We went in and in about 10 minutes we got a seat at the bar, ordered drinks and reviewed the menu.We decided to have an assortment of ""small plates"". We ordered the mixed cerviche, the mussels, some type of tempura, and an Argentinian steak. We were promptly served and gleefully smacked our lips on some of the freshest tasting seafood anywhere. The steak was tasty but a bit chewy (they did warn it was Argentinian ) .\r
Having seen the poor reviews from some posters, I cannot wonder what happened to them but it seems that most of them were large parties. The service at the bar was prompt. My only misgiving was that the happy hour that we missed, offered 50% off for the dishes we had ordered and the drinks had been 2 for 1.\r
I am a ""foodie"", eating out half of my lunches and about 4 dinners a week. I am also member of the James Beard Foundation, so I think I know something about good food. Its too bad there were so many complaints about service. But I suggest that to taste incredibly great food at great prices, sit at the bar for the happy hour and you should not be disappointed, in fact your palate will be rewarded.
Pros: truly great food, great prices esp. at the bar between 6-8, weekdays
Cons: Not very near subway.