This Japanese spot in the East Village specializes in a made-from-scratch, slow-simmered, thick curry that’s served with rice, ramen, or udon, as well as toppings like pork katsu or shrimp. No matter which of the 15 options you choose, each bite takes you on a trip from sweet to bitter to spicy (depending on the heat level you choose). And then there’s the yaki curry - a thick, absolutely fantastic mix of curry, ground beef, and rice served under a layer of charred, melted cheese. It fought winter, and it won.
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KM1 is a casual Caribbean restaurant in the East Village with a menu of Dominican dishes and a nice outdoor seating area.
Papilles is a small French restaurant in the East Village that’s a good option for a casual date night.
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Little Dokebi is an inexpensive neighborhood spot in Greenpoint with a big Japanese and Korean menu. Come for a group dinner.
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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.
Hanon is a casual Japanese spot in Williamsburg that serves some of the best udon in the city.
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