This neighborhood Japanese spot has been around since the ’80s, and it seems like not much has changed since then. You can get a big bowl of udon for $6, one of the walls is covered in decades worth of scribbles and paint, and the sushi chefs look like they’ve been bobbing their heads to R&B slow jams while compiling spicy tuna rolls since the dawn of time. There’s never much of a wait, and it’s always packed, so take a seat at the triangular sushi bar, and enjoy the D’Angelo.
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You’re going to need an hour on the train to get to Tanoreen. But if you appreciate Middle Eastern or Mediterranean food, it’s more than worth it.
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Blue Ribbon Sushi
Looking for the perfect downtown sushi spot to take people when you’re not the one paying the bill? Blue Ribbon is your joint.
An underground izakaya on 35th Street best used for drunk nights after a show at Madison Square Garden.
A great East Village date night spot, especially when you get the adjacent cocktail lounge, Angel's Share, involved.
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Shalom Japan is what happens when two chefs from different backgrounds (Japanese & Jewish) fall in love and start making food instead of babies.
Want to impress someone who loves Japanese food? Bring them to Kyo Ya. The unmarked subterranean restaurant is a unique and amazing place.
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