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Apr 21, 2009 06:43 AM

casual ethnic in the theatre district

going to see a play tonight. can you recommend good eats in the theatre district.

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  1. Ethiopian: Meskerem
    Iraqi: La Kabbr
    Modern Korean: Bann
    Levantine: Gazala's Place
    Thai: Pam's Real Thai, Wondee Siam
    Turkish: Akdeniz
    South African: Braai

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    1. re: JungMann

      If Queen of Sheba is still open, I'd got there over Meskerem.

    2. Greek: Kellari Taverna or Uncle Nick's

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      1. re: RGR

        For stuff like souvlaki and gyros, I prefer Greek Kitchen to Uncle Nick's.

        1. re: a_and_w

          I'm not familiar with Greek Kitchen, and I now realize that's because I don't tend to frequent 10th Av. From menupages (I haven't figured out how to do a Chow link): 889 10th Ave | At 58th St

          1. re: Pan

            Yes, few people seem to have heard of it. When I lived in Hell's Kitchen, however, I ordered from them regularly. I particularly oved their pork souvlaki and garlicky Greek fries.

            1. re: a_and_w

              I definitely appreciate the recommendation. What else have you enjoyed there?

              1. re: Pan

                Just the gyros -- I stuck with the standard Greek stuff. BTW, another great place for stuff like that is Greek Corner just south of Penn Station at 27th(?) and 7th. They're only open for lunch, but they usually have some really tasty Greek specials in addition to the standard souvlaki and gyro. I love their eggy-lemony avgolemono soup.

                1. re: a_and_w

                  It's hard to find sufficiently lemony avgolemano soup in New York. I'm not usually around there at lunchtime, but I'll try to remember your recommendation.

      2. Another good Thai choice - Pongsri Thai.

        244 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

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        1. re: Bob Martinez

          great choice
          very quick service
          and delicious food

          1. re: pbjluver


            I've been using Pongsri as a pre theater stop for years. They're not Sripraphai but then again, Sri isn't exactly close to the theater district.

            Some favorite dishes -

            Nam Sod - an excellent version

            Pad Key Mao - I usually have it with pork. Very good stuff

            Pad Gra Prow - (with beef or pork) this is a standard dish but nicely done.

            Menupages -

            Prices are extremely friendly too, especially for midtown.

            1. re: Bob Martinez

              I was underwhelmed by Pongsri midtown when I lived there. I much preferred Pongsri in Chinatown.

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          1. Also: Ariana Afghan.