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Finally earned the chance to pick restaurants for the fam- help!

lucyj Sep 6, 2007 06:59 PM

My parents are coming to visit in a few weeks and I have finally earned the chance to pick out the restaurants for our weekend dinners. They are open to ANY kind of food. We almost always have sushi at least one night, but I was thinking of branching out. I am considering Degustation for one night. Looking for one more. Does not need to be fancy or over the top, they would definitely enjoy a laid- back ethnic "find". East side is better.

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  1. JungMann RE: lucyj Sep 7, 2007 06:54 AM

    Ethnic find? Zerza, Kuma Inn, Gyu-kaku, Cafecito.

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      lucyj RE: JungMann Sep 8, 2007 04:31 AM

      What are the atmospheres at Zerza and Cafecito like?

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        Lucia RE: lucyj Sep 8, 2007 07:58 AM

        I haven't been to Cafecito, but Zerza is clean, cute, small, and intimate. On weekend nights around 10-ish they have a belly dancer. I've taken my parents and they enjoyed it and felt perfectly comfortable.

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      RGR RE: lucyj Sep 7, 2007 04:04 PM

      Ali Baba, on 34th, b/t 2nd & 3rd.


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        lucyj RE: RGR Sep 8, 2007 04:32 AM

        thanks for the rec, I'm going to check it out!

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        piccola RE: lucyj Sep 8, 2007 08:54 AM

        Cho Dang Gol (Korean)
        Mancora (Peruvian)
        Amma (Indian)
        Soy (Japanese, but not sushi - and not vegetarian, though there are tons of veg options)

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