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Mr Bigglesworth Feb 19, 2009 01:52 PM

Hey all,

Boston foodie heading into the city later this month. I'm meeting up with a group of people with varying $ budget for dinner. Everyone is looking to do Asian of some kind - the actual ethnicity is flexible, although I think we plan on steering clear of Chinese.

I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions.


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    MahatmaKanejeeves Feb 19, 2009 06:38 PM

    I like Cho Dang Gol on 35 St between 5th and 6th avenue. Korean. Their specialty is fresh homemade tofu. There are plenty of Korean restaurants on 32 St between 5th ave and Broadway. Grill 21 on 21st St and 1St ave is good Filipino, but not very big.

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      Pan Feb 19, 2009 10:41 PM

      What price point constitutes affordability to you? My favorite Korean restaurant in Manhattan:


      If Indian counts for Asian to you, consider Saravanaas. That'll cost you no more than $25/person or so.

      Would you like Japanese recommendations? Any preferences for type of Japanese food? Do you care about location at all?

      1. JungMann Feb 20, 2009 06:02 AM

        Thai/Filipino Fusion: Kuma Inn
        Thai: Wondee Siam, Highline, Rhong-Tiam (and of course SriPraPhai)
        Yakiniku: Gyu-Kaku
        Filipino: Grill 21
        North Indian: Minar, Dhaba
        Ramen: Ippudo
        South Indian: Saravanaas
        Cambodian: Kampuchea
        Thai tapas: Jeeb

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