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I'm renting an apt on St. Marks/Astor Pl for 10 days. I see that there are an incredible number of restaurants on my block alone. Which ones should I try around my temporary neighborhood?

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  1. Hope you like Asian, and more specifically Japanese. Ippudo, Sobakoh, Robataya, the bunch of yakitori/izakaya joints, Cotan, Yuba, Panya, Kamui Den, and (lots) more. Let me know if you need more details.

    Vandaag seems to be a popular mid/higher scale place. Luke's Lobster, Porchetta, Mamoun's, Caracas, Momofuku empire, Indian (if you come from a place with bad Indian), Motorino, Brindle Room, Crif Dogs (if you come from a place with not so great hot dogs), gosh, there's like a lot of places, though some aren't exactly on your block.

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    SobaKoh
    309 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003

    Momofuku Ssam Bar
    207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Panya
    8 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003

    Caracas Arepa Bar
    93 1/2 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

    Momofuku Noodle Bar
    171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Mamoun's Falafel
    22 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

    Crif Dogs
    113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

    Ippudo
    65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Kamui Den
    186 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

    Porchetta
    110 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

    Luke's Lobster
    93 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

    Robataya NY
    231 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

    Momofuku Milk Bar
    251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

    Motorino
    349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

    Brindle Room
    277 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

    Vandaag
    103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Cotan
    135 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Yuba
    105 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: villainx

      Welcome!

      Gotta second the Robataya recommendation- I just went for the first time yesterday and it was great! My goto places in the area are Momofuku Ssam Bar, Zaab Elee, Ippudo. For sushi, Kanoyama is very solid.

      If you want some nightlife recommendations, I like Crif Dog's PDT bar for cocktails, and Jimmy's No. 43 for beer.

      If you want a cool alcohol shop to take stuff home, there's a fantastic sake shop called Sakaya, and there's a great beer shop called Good Beer (which does have a small indoor bar too but they close early).

      Basically it's a great lively neighborhood for food and drinks. Just avoid some of those NYU freshman traps on 3rd ave -- if a bar is offering something like 10 shots for 10 dollars, keep walking. If a restaurant has a barker outside... keep walking.

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      Momofuku Ssam Bar
      207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

      Kanoyama
      175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

      Jimmy's No. 43
      43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

      Please Don't Tell
      113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

      Crif Dogs
      113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

      Ippudo
      65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

      Sakaya
      324 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

      Good Beer Store
      422 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

      Zabb Elee
      75 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

      1. re: InfoMofo

        Whats a barker?

        1. re: princeofpork

          bark·er 1  (bärkr)
          n.
          1. One, such as a dog, that makes a bark or a barking sound.
          2. An employee who stands before the entrance to a show, as at a carnival, and solicits customers with a loud sales spiel.

          1. re: princeofpork

            Think of the men on Mulberry St that stand outside of the tourist trap restos and call the ladies "bella".

            1. re: iluvcookies

              Thanks for enlightening me. I guess I am more in tune to those when I am in a foreign country than here at home

        2. re: villainx

          Save Mamoun's for a 3 a.m. post–last call snack

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          Mamoun's Falafel
          119 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

          1. re: asgaynor

            The wee hours of the morning are a true NY moment @ Mamoun, same for Katz's Deli.

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            Katz's Delicatessen
            205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

            Mamoun's Falafel
            119 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

        3. Hearth
          DBGB
          Xi'an Famous Foods
          Spot
          Chikalicious

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          Hearth
          403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009

          ChikaLicious
          203 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

          DBGB
          299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

          Xi'an Famous Foods
          81 St. Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

          Momofuku Milk Bar
          251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

          Spot Dessert Bar
          13 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

          1. Caracas Arepas
            Dirt Candy
            Zabb Elee
            Moustache
            Xi'an Famous Foods
            Mayahuel
            Mogador for brunch (get the hot sauce)
            Momofuku (Ssam > Ko > Noodle Bar)

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            Moustache
            265 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

            Momofuku Ssam Bar
            207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

            Cafe Mogador
            101 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

            Caracas Arepa Bar
            93 1/2 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

            Momofuku Noodle Bar
            171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

            Momofuku Ko
            163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

            Dirt Candy
            430 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

            Mayahuel
            304 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

            Xi'an Famous Foods
            81 St. Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

            Zabb Elee
            75 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: rose water

              I like Veselka too, at 2nd Ave and 9th. They have good pierogi.

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              Veselka
              144 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

            2. Thank you all so much. I love Asian food so I'm going to have a hard time choosing among so many recommendations, but I'll try to try them all.

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              1. re: Helene Goldberg

                You're in a great neighborhood for food, but be warned that St. Mark's is kind of a tourist magnet for teens and twenty somethings, especially on the block between 2nd and 3rd ave. I'll add Grand Sichuan, Zabb Elee, Xi'an, all of the Momofukus, Rai Rai Ken (not the greatest ramen but a likeable place), Nori Sushi for affordable but not glamorous sushi, and St Mark's market (the downstairs place) which is a great convenience to pick up some Balthazar bread and other things.

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                Grand Sichuan
                23 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

                Rai Rai Ken
                214 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

                Nori
                129 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

                St. Marks Market
                21 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

                Zabb Elee
                75 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

              2. There is sunrise supermarket there (take the elevator up one level) where you can buy some japanese dry goods, cosmetics, prepared food, groceries etc.

                BTW I am curious how much this 10 day apt on St. Marks costs?

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                Sunrise Mart
                4 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003

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                1. re: szw

                  I got the apt through airbnb and it costs $155/night. Much cheaper than a hotel and more convenient. It's not big or fancy though.

                2. Great recommendations so far. I'd maybe add on Prune, South Brooklyn Pizza, Artichoke (just for the square slice and only the square), Redhead, Peels, Pulino's, Northern Spy Co., Kyo Ya, Pylos, Abraco, the new Big Gay Ice Cream shop opening Saturday, Butter Lane. And I think there's a new BaoHaus opening nearby, soon.

                  You're in cocktail lounge central too with PDT, Death & Company, Mayahuel, El Cobre, Cienfuegos, Amor y Amargo, and a few more close by.

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                  Pylos
                  128 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

                  Abraco
                  86 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

                  Kyo Ya
                  94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

                  Please Don't Tell
                  113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

                  Prune
                  54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

                  Artichoke
                  328 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

                  Death & Co.
                  433 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

                  The Redhead
                  349 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

                  Butter Lane
                  123 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

                  Mayahuel
                  304 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

                  Northern Spy Food Co.
                  511 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

                  Cienfuegos
                  95 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

                  Pulino's
                  282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

                  South Brooklyn Pizza
                  122 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009

                  Peels
                  325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

                  El Cobre
                  95 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

                  Amor y Amargo
                  443 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

                  Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
                  125 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

                  BaoHaus
                  238 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

                  1. You are all great. I can't wait to try some of these fantastic suggestions. Only 10 days and so many restaurants!

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                    1. re: Helene Goldberg

                      For snacks/cheap eats I would add:

                      Otafuku for takoyaki
                      Tuck Shop for Australian Meat pies

                      St Dymphnas has a good happy hour

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                      Otafuku
                      236 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

                      St. Dymphna's
                      118 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

                      Tuck Shop
                      115 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

                    2. One of the only Sri Lankan restaurants in Manhattan is nearby: Sigiri. Unique cuisine. I love the crazy spicy Black Curry. BYOB / Cash only.

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                      Sigiri
                      91 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

                      1. Quite a list here already, but I'd add B&H Dairy for breakfast.

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                        B&H
                        127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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                        1. re: tazerowe

                          Definitely hit B&H for breakfast. It is a NYC institution. A true NY moment. I like the blintzes and my wife loves the eggs with kasha varnishkas. Great fresh squeezed juices too. There are only a few tables. Sit at the counter if the tables are full. The people who run the place are very friendly.
                          It's a short walk over to Katz's delicatessan on Houston for lunch or dinner. It's another Manhattan icon.

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                          Katz's Delicatessen
                          205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                          B&H
                          127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

                          1. re: Motosport

                            Russ and Daughters on Houston St and Economy Candy on Rivington, both also a short walk.
                            You can also search the Manhattan board for RGR's Lower East Side walking tour... LES is right next to the East Village and a great way to spend a day (or a week even!)

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                            Russ & Daughters
                            179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                            Economy Candy
                            108 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002