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Mar 14, 2008 03:02 PM

LES recomendations on a Friday night?

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?


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  1. 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

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

      1. re: squid kun

        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. 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.

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