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Oiji, new Korean restaurant in EV

Nice write-up. I'm looking forward to checking it out. But do you think that Korean restaurants can't be beautiful and romantic?

about 12 hours ago
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Gong Cha Manhattan

What are your criteria?

May 01, 2015
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Lunch near new Whitney?

The museum opens this Friday - I'm guessing the restaurant will open at the same time. It can't hurt to call and find out.

Apr 29, 2015
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Ethnic foods only in New York?

Upi Jaya, Minang Asli, Asian Taste 86.

Apr 27, 2015
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Ethnic foods only in New York?

That's true, but if the OP sets out from Tito Rad's and walks up Queens Boulevard, there's not a lot. Better to walk up Roosevelt Avenue from there and then cut right onto Woodside Avenue until you hit Broadway.

Apr 27, 2015
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Ethnic foods only in New York?

Bali Nusa is lame. There's a bunch of good Indonesian in Woodside and Elmhurst. Since you're only here for 3.5 days, maybe hit Elmhurst for Thai and Indonesian, go to nearby Jackson Heights for Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese, etc. and then head to Flushing for Dongbei, Yanbian, Hunan, Henan, Sichuan, Shanghainese,etc., and also Korean. I wouldn't walk - it's far, and not a good use of time for such a short trip. There's not much on Queens Boulevard though - you have to move north for most (good) things.

Apr 26, 2015
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Quiet for a 1st date but not crazy expensive

I'll chime in and agree. Those eggs are something I dream about. On the weekends they have the patatine, which are wondrously addictive potato skins with pecorino & black pepper.

Apr 24, 2015
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Good drinks near St. Anselm?

I haven't been to Shanty, but the whole of north Brooklyn? What about Featherweight or Huckleberry?

Apr 22, 2015
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Best Burger in Willamsburg for Lunch

Diner is great. Dumont Burger is also good.

Apr 22, 2015
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Rubirosa or Arturo’s

Arturo's is nothing special, at all.

Apr 21, 2015
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Where to Have Good Coffee in Midtown

One of the owners is Australian.

Apr 18, 2015
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Edomae sushi omakase in nyc

I know you posted this in Manhattan, but your title says NYC, so you might consider Katsuei, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which opens for lunch 12-3 on weekends.

Apr 16, 2015
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Rudy Merlin Executive Chef of Payard Caesar's Palace Las Vegas Turning out sublime confections in New Age Asian Market on Northern Blvd and 160th Street

Maybe you're using the wrong criteria if no chowhound post in recent years has compelled you to try a place. I've found lots of good stuff from Chowhound in the past couple of years. My most recent such was Spicy Lanka - but I don't want to hijack this thread. I'll post in the appropriate place when I get a chance.

Despite the cool backstory on this one, I found the offerings disappointing. I wasn't going to post about it, but I felt I had to after seeing your post. I concur with your findings here but not about Chowhound overall.

Apr 13, 2015
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Roast Pig at Yee Li challenges view of nyc ctown

I know

Apr 12, 2015
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Roast Pig at Yee Li challenges view of nyc ctown

Probably Cantonese Cantonese beats them all.

Apr 12, 2015
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What's good at Kung Fu besides the XLB

Off the top of my head I can recommend the Shanghai Shao Mai, Dong Po Pork, Sa Cha Beef Pan Fried Noodles (tons better than the Bao version). I need to look at my photos to jog my memory.

Apr 08, 2015
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Indonesian Food Bazaar: Feb 28

There will be one every month, probably the last Saturday of each month, at City Blessing Church.

Apr 07, 2015
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Dinner in West Village

What's great about Little Owl? I've only been once and found it fine but maybe a bit overpriced for what it was. I never considered returning.

Apr 06, 2015
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Excellent lunch today at Haldi in Curry Hill -- Hemant Mathur's new Kolkata-themed restaurant

Unlike y'all, I heartily welcome the changes, whatever it brings. I'm not so satisfied with the existing restaurants that I wouldn't like to see more authentic, regional menus. Why shouldn't we have an Indian version of the regional specialization available to Chinese eaters in New York City, and to a lesser extent, some other cuisines such as Thai and so forth?

It would certainly make it easier to those of us less well-versed in the cuisine of that area to get a handle on said specialization.

Apr 03, 2015
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Kiin Thai Eatery

Manhattan?

Apr 02, 2015
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Ramen Lab in Nolita

I recommend it. Next to Mu Ramen, it's among my favorites in the city - balanced and not overly intense. Perhaps very fatty, salty, flavorful ramen is a valid style, and I enjoy it sometimes, but it's great that these new places are bringing attention to a more balanced version. It's not as high end as Mu, but you're also not paying as much. In Japan there are probably zillions of places to get a nice bowl of ramen like this, but in NYC it's a rarity.

Apr 01, 2015
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Excellent lunch today at Haldi in Curry Hill -- Hemant Mathur's new Kolkata-themed restaurant

That's pretty standard from what I can tell of the cuisine of that part of the world. At Dera, a Pakistani restaurant I often visit in Jackson Heights, they are nearly shocked when I don't order any naan, even though there is also rice. Every table will get a stack of naan and never use all of them.

So I don't think they're trying to offer poor value or anything - that's just how it's done.

Apr 01, 2015
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Kiin Thai Eatery

Strange article - there's a recital of menu items and a couple of photos, but no mention of eating anything.

Apr 01, 2015
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Can you help me map out my eating plan?

It's legal under certain circumstances. But what do you care?
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Mar 31, 2015
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Can you help me map out my eating plan?

I wouldn’t goa out of my way ;)

I consider this good to great drunk food but wouldn’t patronize this place unless I happened to be nearby. I would never make a special trip.

Mar 30, 2015
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Can you help me map out my eating plan?

Goa is not really Mexican food, at all. It's really just tasty fillings such as lamb shoulder, pushed into paratha, which is Indian bread. There's nothing remotely Mexican about it except vaguely in the form factor.

Mar 30, 2015
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Can you help me map out my eating plan?

I don't hate on people for having under-developed coffee palates. Everyone's gotta start somewhere.The Bean is even worse - they use coffee of unknown origin and no roast date that smells and tastes dry and old. Berkli Parc uses Dallis Bros, which I don't care for, but it's worlds better than The Bean.

And I'm not a Cafe Vitta fan either - they roast far too dark for me. But I don't want to turn this thread into a giant coffee thing - I'm just adding these comments for the OP in case they have a preference.

Mar 27, 2015
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Can you help me map out my eating plan?

All good except for Berkli Parc. Their coffee is gnarly. Petee's Pie rules though. Get some Parlor drip there or Belloq tea.

Mar 26, 2015
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Can you help me map out my eating plan?

In the Bronx? No.

Mar 26, 2015
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NYC first visit (kind of) - where to eat to feel like you're in NY!

Their ramen is pretty bad no matter what you think of the rest of the food.

Mar 26, 2015
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