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Old 02-08-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Hi-I'll be visiting NY (from the UK) for 5 days in March. Do we need to book restaurants in advance? Any recommendations for restaurants serving great food at not too expensive prices - in Little Italy, China town, etc?

Also, is Katz deli worth a visit?
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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Me and my friends love to go to Kenka in St Marks. Its a yakitori restaurant and many other cities don;t have this type of food. Its really fun and at the end you can make cotton candy!
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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Are you a Foodie? New York has amazing restaurants, but they're not in Little Italy or Chinatown. Can you be more specific?
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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New York has amazing restaurants, but they're not in Little Italy or Chinatown.
I'd have to disagree, there are plenty of good restaurants in Chinatown if you're looking for authentic chinese food. If you want amazing ambiance and superior service and small dishes with pretty designs...then maybe not.
If OP is interested in chinese food in Chinatown, I'd say check out Jing Fong on Elizabeth St for dim sum or dinner. Maybe Peking Duck House on Mott St for the duck of course...and Joe's Ginger on Pell St if you want to try dumplings.
Most places in Chinatown will be affordable and you probably won't need a reservation.

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Old 02-09-2010, 12:27 PM
 
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Katz's is definitely worth a look: old school Gotham in spades!
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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OOOH! Try Caracas on 7th st. just off of First Ave in the East Village.

They are a Venezuelan place and they make arripas- corn pita type things stuffed with all sorts of good things.
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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If you're visiting the UN, a good Japanese restaurant near that is Sakagura. Can be hard to find though as it's in the basement of a building on East 43rd Street.

Also, the best Chinese food is probably not in the Manhattan Chinatown. My view is that the Chinese food is now better in Flushing.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. The places to eat don't necessarily have to be in the specified districts as we'll be all over town doing the usually touristy things.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:21 PM
 
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Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Craft, Blue Hill, are all great American Restaurants that vary from 20-30 dollars for entrees. You must call a head for a reso.

WD-50 is a great place if you are looking to please all your human senses. Its located in LES.

Katzs is an amazing deli

To many great French Restaurants to list.

Chinatown has great food.
IMO, aviod Little Italy.

Momofuku is one of the better Asian restaurants in the city. 2 Michelin Stars.. You better call way a head. Obama couldnt even get in.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:41 PM
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Katz is definitely worth a trip.

Try Pete's Tavern on Irving and 18th st. Good food and portions at good prices. It claims to be the oldest tavern in NYC. Worth a visit.

Give Lanza's a try for lunch. It's an old Italian family owned restaurant on 1st Ave and 10th St. Prices are very reasonable and food is excellent. There's a great coffee and pastry shop right up the street for Italian cookies, cannoli and coffee. It was an original hang out for Lucky Luciano, still has that old tile on the floors.
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