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Oct 21, 2008 05:43 AM

Restaurants near West 47th Street

Hi everyone,
I'm going to be down in NYC for a few days next week and am looking for some restaurant suggestions near my hotel. I'll be staying at the Econo Lodge Time Square.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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  1. Some of the best inexpensive restaurants in the city are located just blocks from where you'll be staying. Try:

    azuri - middle eastern (more of a lunch spot)
    tulcingo - mexican
    queen of sheba - ethiopian
    wondee siam - thai

    Azuri Cafe
    465 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

    Tulcingo del Valle
    665 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Wondee Siam
    792 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

    Queen of Sheba
    650 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    1. There are literally hundreds of restaurants in the Times Square area. It would be helpful to know your cuisine preferences and your budget though since you're staying at the Econo Lodge, I'll presume you'd like to keep things moderate? That said, here are a few suggestions:

      Italian: Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th, b/t B'way & 8th -

      Greek: Uncle Nick's, on 9th, b/t 50th & 51st - Menu on

      French: La Bonne Soupe, on 55th, b/t 5th & 6th -

      Szechuan: Wu Liang Ye, on 48th, b/t 5th & 6th - Menu on

      1. Second holland oats's Tulcingo rec (and I've heard great thigns about Azuri). I think (s)he recommended the same places on a similar, recent thread, if you want to do a search! (I know these can be hard to find if the prior poster referenced her hotel only by the cross street and not by area of town.)

        Other places I recommended on the other thread:

        Indus Express (great for chaat and fresh made naan, especially)
        Jamaican Dutchy Cart (only the jerk chicken is really standout IMO)
        Akdeniz (for a moderately priced sit down dinner, about $11 or $12 / entree; Turkish)
        Kyotofu (sit down lunch / dinner spot; smaller plates, light food, great desserts)
        Empanada Mama (really inexpensive, sit down lunch or dinner; venezuelan style arepas and empanadas)

        There's also Pam's Real Thai, which used to be better than Wondee Siam. I think nowadays, they're both about the same: good, not really stellar if you're from a place that's strong on Thai food.

        Anyway, happy eats! Throw out more criteria if these don't suit.

        Jamaican Dutchy
        W 51st St and 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

        705 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

        19 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

        Empanada Mama
        763 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

        Indus Express
        48 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

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        1. re: cimui

          Kyotofu is fantastic! Just make sure you know it's smaller portions than some other places, not quite small plates but you may want to order a little extra. Their chocolate cupcakes are to die for...

        2. db Bistro Moderne
          55 w 44th st (btwn 5th & 6th )
          205 w 43rd st (btwn broadway & 8th)
          Trattoria Trecolori
          254 w 47th st (btwn 8th & broadway ave)

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          1. re: italianagambino

            Hatsuhana on 48th and 5th... Blue Fin on 45th and broadway,,, Baldoria (Rao's sister) on 49th and 9th, or Becco ( lydia's restaurant