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upper east side lunch suggetstion needed

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commuter89 Dec 13, 2010 07:40 AM

I have a short assignment in upper east side office, around 82 street and Lex. What are the good lunch places for $8-$15 in that neighborhood? Thanks.

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    gutsofsteel Dec 13, 2010 08:05 AM

    Cascabel Taqueria, 2nd Ave between 80-81

    1. thew Dec 13, 2010 09:49 AM

      cascabel taqueria - 80th and 2nd

      heidleberg 86 and 2nd - old school german, last remnants of germantown

      patys taco truck 86 and lex

      luke's lobster

      wa jeal chili house

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        scoopG Dec 13, 2010 10:29 AM

        Is Patty's Taco Truck off on Mondays? Not there today...

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          jessbnjess Dec 14, 2010 08:14 AM

          I actually just opened this thread after reading an article about Patty's Taco Truck being ousted from their UES spot, so I think this may be the answer to your question... http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_dnainfo...

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            commuter89 Dec 14, 2010 08:29 AM

            Thanks! Put in my list.

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              TipsyMcStagger Dec 29, 2010 07:45 AM

              That really sux. Paty's tacos were by far my favorite in the 'hood.

              I don't know another place to that serves tacos de lengua around here.

              Screw Lapin.

              Tipsy

              1. re: TipsyMcStagger
                thew Dec 29, 2010 09:03 AM

                cascabel has lengua tacos - 80th and 2nd

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                  gutsofsteel Dec 29, 2010 09:10 AM

                  Yes, Cascabel has tacos de lengua and they are very good.

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                    MVNYC Dec 29, 2010 09:32 AM

                    Cascabel's lengua is better than Patty's. I am definitely more of a taco truck kind of guy but I have to say Cascabel turns out some tasty food.

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            commuter89 Dec 13, 2010 12:44 PM

            Thanks. Any good japanese restaurants nearby?

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              gutsofsteel Dec 13, 2010 12:50 PM

              Not for your budget.

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                fooder Dec 13, 2010 02:19 PM

                There's a Naruto Ramen on 90th and 3rd

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                Naruto Ramen
                1596 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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                  thew Dec 13, 2010 03:05 PM

                  i love naruto ramen

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                    commuter89 Dec 14, 2010 07:35 AM

                    Will give Naruto a try tomorrow.
                    My Japanese friend recommended Yuka, 81st and 2nd ave, "as good, or even better than those in Tokyo" is his comments. Think it is worth it to try it out. Anyone have been there before?

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                    Yuka
                    1557 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                      gutsofsteel Dec 14, 2010 07:41 AM

                      Yuka is an average neighborhood sushi joint. No more than that.

                      Naruto is a good suggestion but don't expect it compete with the better ramen places in town.

                      Any sushi place where you can eat for max of $15 (since that is your budget)....I mean you get what you pay for, ya know?

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                      Yuka
                      1557 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                        goodhealthgourmet Dec 14, 2010 07:49 AM

                        +1 on skipping Yuka. granted i haven't been there in years, but as i recall, it wasn't worth the $ even back when my standards were lower, and friends who have been there more recently have confirmed that's still the case.

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                        Yuka
                        1557 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                          commuter89 Dec 14, 2010 08:09 AM

                          My Japannese friend specifically mentioned their handroll. Its price is within my budget. I will give it a try just for the fact he is from Japan and report back.

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                          commuter89 Dec 14, 2010 08:06 AM

                          Thought $15 would be good enough for decent Udon, Ramen or Bento box. It's not the case in UES?

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                            gutsofsteel Dec 14, 2010 08:11 AM

                            Naruto Ramen will fit in your budget. It's okay, nothing great. I go there a lot because it's so convenient, but I much prefer ramen elsewhere in the city.

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                            Naruto Ramen
                            1596 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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                            MVNYC Dec 29, 2010 09:34 AM

                            Inase has a sushi set lunch for $14. 6 pieces of fish, not your typical tuna and salmon and a choice of roll. a very good choice at lunch and when I sit at the bar the chef makes them for me piece by piece.

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                            Inase
                            1586 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028

                  2. goodhealthgourmet Dec 13, 2010 01:28 PM

                    Chennai
                    Papaya King
                    Hummus Kitchen
                    Chirping Chicken
                    Caffe Noi

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                    Chennai
                    1663 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028

                    Papaya King
                    179 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028

                    Chirping Chicken
                    1260 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028

                    Hummus Kitchen
                    1613 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                      gutsofsteel Dec 13, 2010 01:39 PM

                      Oh, Hummus Kitchen, that's a good one for this poster.

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                      Hummus Kitchen
                      768 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                        scoopG Dec 13, 2010 02:54 PM

                        Well Shake Shack on East 86th Street (between Lex & 3rd) does fit the OP's request.

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                      Gelaine Dec 13, 2010 03:15 PM

                      I hear there are good tacos at a burger place on the west side of Lex between 79th and 80th. Also, there's an old time soda fountain type place at 84th and Lex.

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                        goodhealthgourmet Dec 13, 2010 03:34 PM

                        - the tacos are at Burger One.
                        - the "old time soda fountain" place is Lexington Candy Shop, and it's on the corner of 83rd & Lex.

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                        Lexington Candy Shop
                        1226 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                          MMRuth Dec 29, 2010 02:17 PM

                          I love going to the Lexington Candy Shop but, I have to say, it's really quite expensive for really not great food. I still go anyway. They do usually have some donuts from Donut Plant.

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                          Lexington Candy Shop
                          1226 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028

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                            scoopG Dec 29, 2010 05:59 PM

                            In addition to having the last of the metro area's Coca Cola fountain systems, I love their long time staff, the celebrity photos and co-Owner Bob's Cole Slaw. Home made and sweet and sour. When co-Owner John is making it he omits the vinegar :(

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                              MMRuth Dec 30, 2010 03:47 PM

                              Yep. Oh, and the lemonade is wonderful.

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                              food4lifex3 Dec 31, 2010 06:14 AM

                              If you like cakey, yet dried out donuts, the donut plant is perfect! Sorry MMRuth, but I got to disagree.

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                                gutsofsteel Dec 31, 2010 06:53 AM

                                Are you talking about donuts from the Doughnut Plant on Grand St? Because I bet that's what MMRuth is talking about, and they are a far cry from cakey and dried out.

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                                Doughnut Plant
                                379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

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                                  MMRuth Dec 31, 2010 07:32 AM

                                  Yes, that is the one I am talking about, and I've not had a cakey yet dried out donut from there.

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                          tahb Dec 13, 2010 05:04 PM

                          le pain

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