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Diamond Hill Cafe--The Asian Chipotle in Chinatown

Chandavkl Feb 19, 2013 10:23 PM

Some of you may remember the Chinatown branch of Carnation Cafe, and particularly their sandwiches using Chinese pineapple buns as bread. When they closed down last year a hand scrawled sign popped up in front proclaiming the upcoming arrival of Diamond Hill Cafe, which I presumed would be another Chinatown dim sum bakery cafe. Imagine my surprise when I finally made it to Diamond Hill and found nothing of the sort. Rather it's a place offering build your own burritos and tacos with Chipotle like condiments but Asian fillings. Biting into my tofu burrito, I thought to myself "tastes like Chipotle." Other choices include Teriyaki chicken, Korean beef, and duck. Diamond Hill Cafe is at 147 Canal St.

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    Bkeats Feb 20, 2013 09:33 AM

    This sound's a lot like the original concept for Chang's Ssam Bar which didn't work out so well and got transformed into what it is now.

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    1. re: Bkeats
      Lau Feb 20, 2013 09:57 AM

      yah i remember that, it was horrible...def changed it for the better

    2. l
      Lau Feb 20, 2013 06:45 AM

      oh really? i just thought that place was a bakery too...weird

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