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Good food Entrees under 20 5 minute walk from Columbus Circle

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AubWah Apr 15, 2012 05:50 PM

anyone have a restaurant that meets this criteria?

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    peter j Apr 16, 2012 10:17 AM

    Katsu Hama
    Mechanko-Tei
    Szechuan Gourmet

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      kathryn Apr 15, 2012 08:35 PM

      Szechuan Gourmet on West 56th?
      242 W. 56th. Street
      New York, NY 10019
      212-265-2226

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        michelleats Apr 15, 2012 06:33 PM

        Within five minutes walking radius, you might have to set aside the Chowhound standard of "good" and settle for something that's just "not bad". :) ABA Turkish restaurant fits the bill. A friend and I went for a snack after returning rental bikes to a store a few doors down and I remember liking the fried liver appetizer. They have some ridiculously well priced prix fixe dinner menu (which I didn't try) and IIRC, was BYOB when we visited last year.

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          Pan Apr 15, 2012 08:52 PM

          I think ABA is good. Not great but good. Kathryn's suggestion of Szechuan Gourmet - providing the diner sticks to Sichuan dishes - is best, though. My only problem with that restaurant is that they use so much hot oil, I can't sleep all night. :-)

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            michelleats Apr 15, 2012 08:53 PM

            I agree. Szechuan Gourmet is a good suggestion!

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          thegforceny Apr 15, 2012 06:17 PM

          Go one block west to 9th Avenue. I don't think you can find many entrees ABOVE $20 there. Provide more criteria for better recommendations.

          Type of cuisine? (this area has them all!)

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            michelleats Apr 15, 2012 06:52 PM

            Most of those places are more like a 10 minute walk. And I walk very, very fast.

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              thegforceny Apr 15, 2012 06:55 PM

              Me too. OK.

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                michelleats Apr 15, 2012 07:30 PM

                Well, the two of us could probably make it in 5 if we didn't have to dodge pedestrians and wait at traffic lights. :)

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