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restaurant in East Village

Can you recommend the best places to eat in East Village? Price and cuisine do not matter.

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    1. re: kcijones001

      Cafe Habana is in Nolita, not east village.

    2. My EV recommendations, though more towards the low end in terms of price:
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/52844...

      1. Hearth and the Momofukus are the obvious choices. I like Puebla on 1st Ave at 3rd for some hole-in-the-wall-but-oh-my-gosh Mexican (I don't think there's anything on the menu over $10), and, La Isla on 14th at B for down home Dominican ($6.50 1/2 chicken w/rice and beans that's at least a dinner and enough left over for lunch the next day).

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        1. re: douglas525

          I actually can't believe I forgot Kasadela, a Japanese place on 11th near C. Portions are tapas sized, or maybe a little bigger, and is some of the finest food I've ever had.

        2. Ippudo! I can't get enough of that ramen, and mmm the pork belly.
          Momofuku for the shrimp n grits
          Persimmon for their super reasonable tasting menu (about $40?)
          Milon just because it's fun when they sing Happy Birthday with the strobe disco pepper lights.

          1. I recommend Yuca Bar on 7th and A wholeheartedly. Really excellent Latin/Islands food and fantastic cocktails. Plus a great atmosphere. The yuca fries are the whole reason to go back again and again and again!