172 Thompson St (btwn Houston & Bleeker) 212 777 9346 - Expect a thirty minute wait (outside) whilst those lucky folk huddled inside the Tomoe Sushi Jap-shack enjoy some of the best sushi and shashimi in New York. Think fun, anarchic, superb. Don't overdo it on the carafes of sake!
Wed to Sat: 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 11pm.
Amex Only - $20 min.
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Decibel, Sake Bar
240 E. 9th Street, 212 979 2733 - you have to find the stairs down to this hidden basement sake bar and restaurant to find this East Village gem. Japanese businessmen sidle up to East Village students and Asian hipsters under the select lighting that hardly hides the arty graffiti on the walls. The food is cheap and great (includes katsuo, khada and saba miso (all fish dishes), udon or soba noodles, as well as shumai and various seaweeds and vegetables (but no sushi)).
196 Elizabeth St (btwn Prince & Spring St) - 212-925-3310 - Small, chilled Thai restaurant on the east side of Nolita. A young arty hipster crowd squeeze in booths and tables together for some well priced food and great sake mojitos.
5 Ninth / 5 9th
5 9th Avenue (btwn Gansevoort & Little West 12th) 212-929-9460 - An oasis amongst the cattlesheds of Meatpacking. In a converted Town House the place (when I visited) reeked gentle class and sober sophistication.
Zak Pelaccio's cooking spans the globe but has an affinity for Asian ingredients. Innovative twists on soft-shell crabs, ribs, scallops.
171 Spring Street, Soho, 212-966-3939 - A busy and chilled Thai-fusion restaurant on the edge of Soho staffed by vibrant waitresses and filled with a lively crowd.
Like most places in NYC we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated, but it was worth every minute. The food was glorious, from the satay to the thai curry.
The Mojo drink is recommended too! I will return very often to this place.
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