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Dec 13, 2010 02:45 PM

near NYU Langone Medical Center for quick but decent dining in or take-out?

We have a family member getting treatment at Langone tomorrow. Any suggestions on places nearby that are quick enough and near enough to not be away too long, but nice enough that it will be a break from the hospital? Asian would be the preference but any cuisine is fine.

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    1. re: scoopG

      That gives me 234 choices in the East 30s. I already have enough to deal with with worry about tomorrow. Can you help me with specific suggestions?

    2. well, "Asian" is a pretty broad request, and it may depend on whether you're planning to hoof it or cab it, but there are a couple of options nearby:

      - Talent Thai on 34th between 2nd & 3rd
      - Maru Maru on 2nd Ave between 33rd & 34th for passable sushi, and i've heard that Aji Sushi on 3rd Ave between 34th & 35th is good.

      but honestly i'd bail on the "Asian" idea and go for Turkish at Ali Baba on 34th between 2nd & 3rd.

      Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine
      212 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016

      Maru Maru
      609 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016

      Talent Thai
      210 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016

      Aji Sushi
      519 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

      1. It's not really a great neighborhood for East Asian (Thai/Japanese/Chinese/etc. food) but Talent Thai Kitchen has a pretty good khao soi. If you can go south a bit, there's also Baoguette on Lex and 26th.

        Talent Thai
        210 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016

        130 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016

        1. I second Ali Baba, baogette delivers, which may interest you in case it is freezing tomorrow

          Ali Baba
          126 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012