There are a lot of casual weeknight dinner options in Williamsburg, but not many that serve food as good as Hanon’s. This Japanese spot specializes in udon, and offers both hot and cold varieties with two types of housemade noodles. We prefer the wheat noodles, and our favorite bowl comes with a big portion of fatty, tender duck. Definitely get some small plates as well, like the barely breaded fried chicken that comes with spicy chili paste. This place is worth traveling for (especially because it’s conveniently just a few steps from the Lorimer L and G stops) - but know that for the moment, it’s still waiting on a liquor license.
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Bamonte’s is a red-sauce Italian spot that’s been open in Williamsburg since 1900, and things here don’t seem to have changed much since then.
Off the main stretch in Williamsburg is Aurora, a place charming enough for a First/Early in the Game Date, calm enough for Dinner with the Parents, and with an insane, well-greened Outdoor/Patio Situation.
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The neighborhood sushi joint of the East Village, Takahachi is affordable and filled with regulars.
Sushi Of Gari Tribeca
For us, there are few culinary pleasures in life that exceed sushi bar swagging at Sushi of Gari, watching an old master fish sculptor slice up some heavenly creations destined for our bellies. Unfortunately, this Gari location is our least favorite yet.
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Kings County Imperial
Kings County Imperial may not be traditional, but it serves some of our favorite Chinese food in New York City. Definitely our favorite in Brooklyn.
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