There are a lot of new Chinese noodle spots opening in the East Village, and so far, Hunan Slurp is our favorite. Its narrow, wood-lined space looks like a subway tunnel redesigned by a Cirque du Soleil set director, with multi-colored orbs and unusual light fixtures hanging from the ceiling, and there’s a fairly large kitchen visible through big windows in the dining room. We like all the food coming out of that kitchen, including the rice noodles, which come in bowls of broth topped with things like thin-sliced beef or oyster mushrooms - but our favorite dish is the stir-fried chicken. It’s sweet and spicy, and served with some intensely flavored mushrooms. You could come solo and eat at one of the communal tables, but we recommend bringing a date or small group and sharing a bunch of different things.
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Spicy Moon is a vegan Szechuan spot in the East Village where you can have a casual dinner or celebrate something big.
A place that specializes in vegan sushi. Yes, it sounds ridiculous. Before you write it off, let us explain.
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If you want a fun spot for a group meal in Sunset Park, go to Hot Space. It’s a Szechuan spot specializing in whole fish with various sauces.
Amituofo is a vegan restaurant in Bushwick that serves Asian-inspired dishes and is great for casual group dinners.
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Ho Foods is a 10-seat restaurant in the East Village that specializes in Taiwanese beef noodle soup.
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