A Cajun-Korean spot in Murray Hill, a Puerto Rican staple in Alphabet City, and more restaurants where you can be your own sommelier.
March 22, 2023
Where to go when you know exactly what you want to drink, and you don’t mind paying to bring it in.
April 19, 2019
Lower East Side
This Malaysian restaurant has been around since the 1990s, serving Hainanese chicken, roti canai, and a killer Singapore kari laksa.
November 15, 2023
There are a few Tikka Indian Grills around the city, but only the Astoria location has a special kathi roll menu.
June 5, 2023
Upper East Side
Amura is a casual sushi spot on the Upper East Side with a gigantic menu and unique dishes.
March 20, 2023
This tiny casual spot in Murray Hill serves the best Cajun food in NYC, and most of their dishes come with an inventive Korean twist.
December 1, 2022
At this BYOB Filipino spot in Woodside, start with the crispy lumpia, then get a sizzling platter of milkfish sisig and a huge portion of deep-fried pork knuckles.
October 17, 2022
Nepali Bhanchha Ghar is an incredible Nepali restaurant in Jackson Heights where we’d send anyone looking for jhol momo and sel roti.
August 22, 2022
Matsunori is a 10-seat, BYOB sushi counter where you can try a great $68 omakase with a date.
The garbage plate is a Rochester delicacy, and you can get one of these chaotic bar-food mashups at Brooklyn Hots in Clinton Hill.
June 24, 2022
Don't let the drab strip mall vibes at this Greenwich Village spot fool you. The sushi at Genki Omakase is high quality, but you only have an hour to eat it.
June 14, 2022
Tomo21 Sushi is perfect for when you’re in the mood for something that's nicer than your go-to Seamless spot but not as pricey as a fancy omakase.
March 23, 2022
Wu’s is a big restaurant on the LES where you can get a whole roasted suckling pig and sit around a big round table. Plus, it’s BYOB.
January 14, 2022
Tanoshi Sushi is a reasonably-priced, BYOB omakase spot on the Upper East Side that offers interesting add-on nigiri.
Astoria Seafood is a seafood market and restaurant where you pick your fish and tell them how you’d like it cooked.
Spicy Village is a great BYOB Chinese spot on the Lower East Side.
Ital Kitchen is a vegan spot in Crown Heights where you can pretend you're vacationing in the French West Indies.
Green Garden Village is a BYOB restaurant in Chinatown with hit-or-miss Cantonese food.
When it comes to Hell’s Kitchen Thai, this is where the magic happens. Prepare to get some spicy in your life, just a short walk from your sad Midtown office.
Jersey CityNew Jersey
The menu at Broa changes often, but we’ve never had a bad dish at this Portuguese BYO spot in Jersey City.
A classic West Village brunch spot that people line up for.
Down the street from the L train Jefferson stop in Bushwick, you'll find the a garage serving some of the city’s best tacos.
Poke is a cash-only, BYOB sushi spot on the Upper East Side.
Lucali is a walk-in-only spot in Carroll Gardens that serves the best pizza in New York City.
December 9, 2021
Albadawi is a Palestinian restaurant in Brooklyn Heights with a large menu worth returning for.
December 7, 2021
At Atithi Indian Cuisine in Williamsburg, you can have dinner on Grand Street without feeling like you’ve left your living room.
July 15, 2021