At this point, there are a million poke places in NYC, but there aren’t too many that also serve hot dogs. Sons of Thunder does, and they also have soft serve. So if you want a cone of ice cream and banh mi hot dog, you can get that here. But you can also get a bowl of tuna, salmon, or octopus poké over some rice, greens, or cauliflower rice. This place is great for a weekday lunch or whenever you need something quick and relatively healthy, and there’s another location in Fidi.
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Xi’an Famous Foods
On one hand, Xi’an’s presence in Midtown is great because this area desperately needs more cheap and delicious things to eat for lunch. On the other hand, no one at your office wants to be around for the aftermath of those spicy cumin lamb noodles you ordered.
An underground izakaya on 35th Street best used for drunk nights after a show at Madison Square Garden.
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