Best Upper Eastside Takeout????
Best Upper Eastside Takeout???? Any ideas, esp. anything Asian.
I don't live on the UES, but I'm familiar with the Wu Liang Ye in midtown, and their location on 86th St., b/t 2nd & 3rd Avs., is reputed to have the same high quality Szechuan cuisine.
i love asian take-out...here are my picks:
THAI: jasmine's on 84th and 2nd is the best thai food in the area
JAPANESE: tokubei has some great dishes and their chirashi is the best value i've found (moderate price, but high quality fish). only downside is they have a fairly ltd menu.
CHINESE: Our Place or Wu Liang Ye is good
INDIAN: Tamarind on 94th and 3rd has a great "take-out" special
* Evergreen Cafe is not great for take-out but has IMHO the BEST dim sum on the weekend. really hot/fresh/tasty/great service/roomy/nice decor...but it is more expensive than chinatown
These are our regulars
Thai: Sala Thai
Sushi: Poke (takeout, but no delivery)
Chinese: Wu Liang Ye, Pig Heaven
Diner: Gracie Mews
Italian: Grotta del Mare, Sotto Cinque
Mexican: Taco Taco, Sabor a Mexico
For Vietnamese, you can try Vermicelli. The lunch specials come with a soup, salad, and an imperial roll.
My coworkers and I tried Wu Liang Ye once (a customer suggested it) and we didn't like it. The food was pretty bland. It seems though that most people like it.
If/when (I prefer to think "when") it re-opens, Saigon Grill @ 88th/2nd is an excellent choice for affordable, delicious Vietnamese food.
forgot to add Pio Pio as really great peruvian chicken. i wouldn't bother eating at the restaurant, b/c its tiny and always super-crowded (waits are frequently more than an hour). but the food is so good and an amazing value.
Chicken: Pio Pio (mmmmm what is in that delicious green sauce??!)
Chinese: Chef Ho's (great lunch specials)
Sandwiches: Michelle's Beligian Kitchen, Milano
Pita Grill is also good and cheap, with a huge menu of healthy options