Nowon is a new Korean spot in the East Village that has a double-patty steak burger worth traveling for. The burger originally gained a following through a pop-up at Black Emperor - but now it has its own home here. This dimly-lit restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol yet, but they're always playing loud '90s hip-hop and you can expect some Korean iced teas, bar snacks like honey butter tater tots.
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Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is a counter-service spot in the East Village that serves some of the best fried chicken in the city.
This is not a taqueria. This is a temple to the holy Mission burrito. Pray before it, lest you be forsaken.
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Haenyeo is a walk-in-only spot in Park Slope with a fun atmosphere and some very good Korean food.
Yes, Gaonnuri certainly has Eats with a View. It also has a wait staff straight out of WALL•E, all rocking high-tech earpieces and taking orders on iPads. We'll pass.
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A Korean-ish small plates spot in the East Village that’s affordable, tasty, and really fun.
Oiji is a new East Village Korean restaurant. Did we need another one of those? Apparently, yes, we did.
Huertas is a Spanish restaurant in the East Village that makes every group dinner easier.
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