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Crif Dogs exists to support the lifestyle of the young, drunk, cash-strapped and hungry. Open until 4am on the weekends and 2am during the week, this is an all hours Neighborhood Hang, ideal for Late Night Eats, cheap beers and a game of Ms. Pacman.
Death & Co
Death & Co. feels like it was built just for us. The drink list is ridiculous…it’s nearly impossible to settle on something because each beverage is intriguing and awesome. And thankfully the food doesn’t suck either.
Pylos is a longtime Greek restaurant in the East Village, and it’s a perfect back-pocket spot.
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Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
Somehow, the Blue Ribbon brand’s new spot is just as excellent as its other outposts, despite being in a Midtown hotel. This place is, however, insanely expensive.
Shalom Japan is what happens when two chefs from different backgrounds (Japanese & Jewish) fall in love and start making food instead of babies.
Shuko, an unmarked Japanese spot near Union Square, is our favorite omakase experience in NYC.
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Kanoyama serves some of the best sushi you’ll find for the money in the East Village, and maybe all of Manhattan.
Sushi By M
Sushi By M is a no-frills spot in the East Village where you sit at a counter and eat an excellent 10-piece sushi omakase for $50.
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