If someone played a large-scale game of NYC Operation, Haru would go right in the Times Square heart spot. There are a few locations of this sushi mini-chain around the city, and the food here is reliably good (but it probably won’t be the highlight of your evening). All in all, Haru is one of your better options for a group dinner this close to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
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The Empellón in MIdtown is bigger and fancier than either of the Empellóns downtown, and it’s good to know about if you work in the area.
Shake Shack Times Square
We’re happy to report that this increase in Shake Shake quantity has had no ill effects on the quality. Just be aware going in, Shake Shack Times Square is quite the tourist attraction.
Finally, someone figured out that an Italian restaurant near Penn Station that serves food people want to eat would do well.
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Run by the same folks that brought Totto Ramen to Midtown, Hide-Chan also opened this summer and we’re glad to report that it’s another solid addition to Midtown eating.
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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Five years after it opened, the original location of Totto Ramen is still packed pretty much all of the time. That's because it's still awesome.
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