This Japanese spot in the East Village specializes in a made-from-scratch, slow-simmered, thick curry that’s served with rice, ramen, or udon, as well as toppings like pork katsu or shrimp. No matter which of the 15 options you choose, each bite takes you on a trip from sweet to bitter to spicy (depending on the heat level you choose). And then there’s the yaki curry - a thick, absolutely fantastic mix of curry, ground beef, and rice served under a layer of charred, melted cheese. It fought winter, and it won.
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John’s of 12th Street
John’s Of 12th Street is a classic Italian American restaurant in the East Village, and they have a full menu of vegan options as well.
Come on people, this is completely out of control. It's Thursday night at 2:30am and there's a line forty deep for a slice of pizza? That's just stupid.
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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.
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Kanoyama serves some of the best sushi you’ll find for the money in the East Village, and maybe all of Manhattan.
Hanon is a casual Japanese spot in Williamsburg that serves some of the best udon in the city.
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