Poke doesn’t play by your rules. They’re cash-only, they don’t take reservations, and they’re BYOB. Those first two things are a little annoying but the third one’s alright. Bring a bottle of wine and expect a wait. The sushi is good and fresh, and that makes this a solid casual-dinner option on the UES.
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The food at Amali is both interesting and delicious, which makes it stand out from the rest of the overpriced stuff in the neighborhood.
East Harlem Bottling Co.
East Harlem Botting Co. is a neighborhood brunch and burger spot to hang out with friends, your kids, or a TV.
Walking by Bella Blu, you might assume it’s just like every other mediocre, stuffy restaurant in the Upper East Side. Stuffy, it most certainly is. But it’s actually far from mediocre – as long as you order correctly.
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High quality East Village omakase sushi for under $100, with a side of club music if you come on the weekend.
Sushi of Gari 46
A Midtown West/Times Square location of this classic New York sushi restaurant. Sushi of Gari is a solid option for the area.
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Sushi Seki Upper East Side
Open late and always excellent, Sushi Seki Upper East Side is our favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. Sit at the counter and order piece by piece.
Candle Cafe is one of your only vegan options on the Upper East Side, but it’s also pretty good.
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