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Dec 14, 2007 10:14 AM

favorite lunch places in times square?

i just started working at 42nd st and 7th ave. all the spots in this hood seem to be super touristy (red lobster, olive garden, etc). any good spots in the hood to pick up a quick lunch? i am open to anything.

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  1. check out It has loads of good info on where to get some decent lunches in midtown. For the most part though I agree, midtown sucks. My personal favorite is Azuri Cafe on 51st and 9th. They make some fantastic shwarma and falafel. Just stay away from Cafe Europa.

    1. There is a great Japanese style noodle soup shop on Broadway & 39th Street. It has Sushi in the name but I can't remember the rest...

      1. Fashion Soup on 41st betw B'way and 6th Ave
        Cafe Duke on the corner of 41st and B'way is decent

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        1. re: johnnyappleseed

          La Bonne Soupe should fit the bill nicely

          1. re: idia

            I like La Bonne Soupe a lot, but unless you've got an unusually long lunch "hour", getting to/from the low 50s (offhand I forget which) between 5th & 6th, and eating at a "normal" sit-down pace is basically impossible (even by cab during the midweek lunch rush.)

            On the other hand, if the OP is willing to go that far, it opens up many other possibilities as well.

        2. One of my favorite lunch places bec. its quick, tasty and cheap is Yagura, a japanese fast food place with lots of cooked dishes over dish and soup noodle dishes. they have pre-packaged sushi too. It is on 41st & Mad bet. 5th. Totally no frills.

          1. abitino pizza on b way 41 st great pizza run by real italians