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East Village ideas, not Italian

Hi all,

I'm looking for a cheap, sit down dinner in the East Village that isn't Italian (and wouldn't have a long wait tonight). Any suggestions?

I searched the boards, but most suggestions were Italian, which we had for dinner last night. I thought about SEA Thai, but I imagine there would be a wait there on a Friday night (and while it is cheap, it isn't really somewhere I planned to try again).

Thanks all.

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  1. What's your definition of cheap?

    How about Madras Cafe?

    http://petercherches.blogspot.com

    1. Well, I'm not sure what you mean by cheap so I'll use my judgment on it.

      1- E.6th St Indian. The better ones (Banjara, Angon, Brick Lane) arent incredibly cheap but some folks like Sonali as well & it is.
      2- The E.European places like Ukranian, Veleska, etc (2nd Ave)
      3- Bleeker St falafel type places. Mamoun's especially.
      4- Dojo on St Marks

      These arent the best food in the world but not bad for non-Italian cheap meals with little chance of a long wait.

      1. "These arent the best food in the world"

        major understatement.

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        1. re: Peter Cherches

          Agreed, but for "cheap, sit down, and no wait" with no other defining parameters... hey, Hearth was out and probably so was Uovo.

          dojo is okay for some things. And, look at the positive side... I didnt recommend the 2 dinners for $7.95 special at BBQ on 2nd Ave or even MaryAnns for Mexican. How 'bout Mo Pitkins?

        2. argh! dojo is so disgusting!!

          a few ideas:
          village yoko cho (above sunrise mart on stuyvesant & 3rd ave)
          grand sichuan on st. mark's between 2nd & 3rd
          zerza (moroccan) on e.6th between 1st & 2nd
          haveli (indian) on 2nd ave & 6th (i think)

          1. I never understood Haveli. I find it about as bad as the rest of the 6th street dumps.