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May 2, 2010 07:13 PM

Is Kuma Inn very casual? Would it be ok for "senior" diners?

Oh, and how is the food? thx!

Kuma Inn
113 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

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  1. It is very casual. There is a large narrow staircase to get into the dining room so not sure if this would deter "senior" diners. Food is awesome and its BYOB

    1. i'm thrown by what you mean by seniors, especially when put in quotation marks.

      exactly what are you communicating with that word, ie, what would define something as ok or not ok for "seniors"

      the place is casual - not olive garden casual - but casual. the food is excellent

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      1. re: thew

        sorry must meant that two people in are party are 80 years old.

        1. re: enp123

          not trying to be difficult , but, the only issue i can think of that the age would effect was the ability to walk up the stairs or not. I have no idea what being 80 would mean in terms of what would be enjoyed in terms of either atmosphere or taste

          1. re: thew

            You are just being difficult. 2 "seniors" would not enjoy the atmosphere of Stanton Social on Sat night at 8PM.

            Stanton Social
            99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

            1. re: princeofpork

              My mother is in her late 70s and she enjoys atmospheres like that just fine sometimes. There is really no way of knowing what a particular person of a certain age will enjoy or not. It's like when people post "where should I bring my parents?" Well how are people supposed to know what somebody's parents are like? There are hip 60 year olds and there are 60 year olds who want to eat at 5pm in near silence, and everything in between.

              1. re: gutsofsteel

                Really? Your 78 year old mom enjoys being bumped constantly while she eats, noise level so loud she needs to scream, lines for the bathrooms and getting drinks spilled on her when she gets up to leave? Really?

              2. re: princeofpork

                so , all 80 year olds like the same things? my mom and yours (or grandma or sister) are interchangeable once they hit that age?

                utter nonsense.

                i've known many an old hippie now in their 70's and 80's who love a hip boisterous scene. I've known many a 30 year old who could not stand stanton social type places.

                Age is not what determines it.

        2. help just trying to find out if it's too hipster/lower east side for people in this age group to feel comfortable early evening on a friday night. stairs not an issue.

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          1. re: enp123

            I think if they would be made uncomfortable by a large party drinking and being loud, you should avoid-- just because there is a good chance there would be a party like that on a Friday. Going earlyish (before 8) would probably minimize that risk. Otherwise the place itself is really relaxed and unpresumptious, and I remember seeing all types of people there the times I have been.

          2. Kuma is good place, and casual, but to be honest, I wouldn't ask my 80 year old grandmother to climb those stairs. May I recommend Kampuchea / The Norry down the street, or for a nice french wine / nibbles place: Jadis. Or Pala for pizza... All of these places are low key and good food, a nice place to take grandma.