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LES recomendations on a Friday night?

andreacollins11 Mar 14, 2008 03:02 PM

I've hit a lot of the regular dinner spots in the LES (from Dok Suni to Boca Chicka) and I'm looking for a new adventure for my taste buds. Are there any good hidden spots left that aren't overly crowded on a Friday night?


  1. ephramzz Mar 14, 2008 11:25 PM

    Andrea, can you clarify? Do you really mean the LES which is SOUTH of Houston or the East Village which is North of Houston where the two restaurants you mentioned are located. These are not the same neighborhood, but people seem to be equating them recently.

    Anyway, in the LES Kuma Inn, Sticky Rice, Kuta, Kampuchea are all good. And they're all SE Asian.

    in the E. Village I like Mingala (Burmese), Thai on Two, Banjara (nice Indian), Cyclo (Vietnamese), Pylos (greek), Itzocan (Aztec, can be crowded cause it's small), Boku (Korean), and Mancora (Peruvian).

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    1. re: ephramzz
      squid kun Mar 20, 2008 12:34 AM

      Not sure, but I think Cyclo is gone. Where's Boku? I don't know that one.

      1. re: squid kun
        ephramzz Mar 20, 2008 02:27 PM

        Oh sorry it's Bonjoo, on 1st ave and 7th or so, just north of Dok Suni. Becoming another little korea town down there!

        107 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    2. andreacollins11 Mar 21, 2008 11:23 AM

      Ephramzz - You're right - I was blending my neighborhoods. Thanks for clarifing. I tried to get into Mancora and had a great time. The Peruvian soups were amazing and the cocktails were unique and wonderful. I'm looking forward to trying out the rest of your list.

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        Jodigoldin Mar 21, 2008 11:46 AM

        Just went to a great Cuban restaurant on Ave B and 3rd street called Cafe Cortadito. (www.cafecortadito.com) Its a cute BYOB and the food was fantastic...

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