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ut88keys Dec 30, 2013 09:35 PM

It's all about the food. Under50 bucks ... For the food. Is it possible?

  1. ipsedixit Dec 31, 2013 05:16 PM

    Walk up and down 8th or 9th in/around Hell's Kitchen.

    Bunch of ethnic joints that are worth exploring, and non will really bust the 50 barrier (assuming it's 50/person).

    1. ut88keys Dec 31, 2013 04:00 PM

      Ok when I go to manhattN we eat at places like nougat one of wild edibles or sakajura ... Really great food with a little creativity and I meant food for one person less than 50. Yes I know those others are higher no I don't want Italian or Cous Cous or Vietnam .. Thai I like but it has to be something special

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        villainx Dec 31, 2013 05:27 PM

        ootoya. two locations now.

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          Ttrockwood Dec 31, 2013 08:06 PM

          Sushi yasaka on uws was recently praised here for their $45 omakase

          It looks like you enjoy seafood- grand central oyster bar for a few oysters and a pan roast would be in budget- avoid the rest of the menu though.

          Aquavit has a $42 pre-fixe lunch featuring seafood:

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          villainx Dec 31, 2013 08:39 AM

          Plus are you saying foodie as in hunting down local/ethnic eats or finding high end chow?

          I'm assuming you mean the expensive stuff but not 100% sure.

          1. iluvcookies Dec 31, 2013 08:13 AM

            How many people are you looking to feed for that $50?

            1. Steve R Dec 31, 2013 08:11 AM

              Of course it's possible, but you'll have to be much more specific. In general, the choices will be more ethnic (Chinatown, midtown Szechuan, Indian, mid-Eastern, even Katz' Deli) but there are also some small Italian (Bianca) that'll make the cut.

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