It’s a NO for Kimoto

NYC ROOFTOP BAR, CITY LIFE

Kimoto is an Asian-inspired rooftop restaurant and bar situated on the 24th floor of the Aloft Hotel in Brooklyn. Hidden amongst the high rises of the borough, you have a view of the surrounding area.

Well for food at least…

Kimoto is an Asian-inspired rooftop restaurant and bar situated on the 24th floor of the Aloft Hotel in Brooklyn. Hidden amongst the high rises of the borough, you have a view of the surrounding area, but unfortunately not one of Manhattan.

The restaurant has an inside area with a bar, as well as a large outdoor terrace with a smoking and non smoking area. The decor is simple yet nice, and its bright orange theme makes the place stand out.

Having visited the restaurant for lunch, I found it was pretty quiet; other than a large party that was pre-booked, not many other tables were occupied. It’s a shame that the bar and restaurant were quiet as it was crying out for some atmosphere to liven the place up.

Another negative for me had to be the food. Having been recommended certain items like the spring rolls and sushi as they were supposedly the best on the menu, I was left questioning ‘why?’. The spring rolls were small and lacked flavour, whilst the sushi was just average and didn’t leave me with much satisfaction. Unfortunately I cannot find many positives on the food, so my only advice would be is if you are looking for a place to lunch I would head elsewhere around the area.

However, for drinks and a decent bar scene I would make a conscious effort to go to Kimoto as the place is very well priced and it does have a decent view from altitude.