I have not read the thread completely, so do not know if I am repeating info but here some pointers on "hole in the walls"
Try East Broadway and Eldridge, though not really hole in the walls, just more simple set ups and interiors, usually clean. Just go there and take a walk. Some places are
Not on Eldridge bo ky is ethnic for sure though:
On lexington and very ethnic also:
Very ethnic and on East Broadway:
also very ethnically authentic:
Also visit 闽江 Min Jiang 93 E. Broadway, and one directly across the street, called Lucky Zhang's Family. Very ethnic (Fuzhou) with the ethnic customers that drive their menu to authenticity.
More ethnic for Thai is head to Elmherst, one called Playground Authentic Thai Cuisine, Roosevelt Ave in Queens, recommended me by a Thai living in NYC.
Most of the places listed above are ethnic in that there is a continuity with the cuisine, the country or ethnicity displayed and the owners and at least some of the staff if not all. Also, they cater to ethnic asians of one or another kind, who live work or study or are residents and New Yorkers or citizens themselves here in NYC, and offer a very good to excellent creation of the food they are used to in their respected home countries or countries of origin.
But I agree with one of the replies who states "Much too broad a question."
Also "highly rated" can mean many things, such as Newspapers and their writers and reviewers who just do not have a handle on anything but keeping with fashions and styles.
Good luck on your quest.
Chinatown Brasserie - dim sum/peking duck Chinese
Tori Shin - chicken sashimi/pork belly Japanese
Kuma Inn - chicken wings Filipino
Szechuan Gourmet - three pepper chicken Chinese
Nirvana - rasmalai/chicken tikka masala Indian
Kati Roll - chicken tikka roll Indian
Laut - rendang beef Malaysian
15 East - soba special Japanese
Mad For Chicken - korean fried chicken Korean
Madangsui - special kalbi Korean
Red Farm - dim sum Chinese
East Corner Wonton:
Great New York Noodletown:
Mei Li Wah:
Lan Sheng (Sichuanese).
Shanghainese in Chinatown:
Xian Famous Foods:
XLB – Soup Dumplings:
Much too broad a question... Chinese places alone can fill an entire board. Search for posts from posters AubWah and Lau for help, especially Chinatown, noodles, xlb.
I cant see how just getting lists will prove helpful to you, esp since you are also doing this for SF and LV.
Here's a few
Thai - Zaab Elee
Sri Lanka - Sigiri
Sichuan - Grand Sichuan; Legend
Xian Famous Foods
All the places in the David Chang empire have Asian influences.
Indian - Junoon
Korea - Jungsik; search for "Korea Town"
Japanese - 15 East for sushi
Well, are you more interested in downscale regional Chinese cuisine places like Xian Famous Foods and the Fuzhounese pulled noodle places in Chinatown, or upscale places? What categories of Asian cuisines most interest you?
Also, if you haven't already done so, make sure to ask your question in the Outer Boroughs board. You'll be deluged with dozens of interesting suggestions.
hi rene...hope your research goes well...but when you do the show, i'm hoping you won't refer to them as "ethnic Asian restaurants" -- simply saying "Asian restaurants" would be better...imo (and the opinion of many others), using "ethnic" as a catchall for non-Western is a term that's hopefully being banished to the dustbin that contains words like "colored"...
Danji is the only Korean in the country with a Michelin star.
It is also tiny. The waits can be long because prices are very reasonable while quality extremely high.
Not many people know about it since they don't do much pr but it's the best Korean food in the country. Extremely authentic flavors.
re: small h
re: small h
jungsik? korean? i wouldn't categorize jungsik as a korean restaurant. 80% of their menu is western dishes. just because Daniel has pasta on their menu it's not italian.
and if you haven't been to jungsik why do you think it's better than danji? i've been to both as have many of my friends. not a single one thinks jungsik is even in the same league as danji when it comes to authentic korean flavors.
bcd used msg. a lot of msg. i got hives all 5 times i ate there.