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essential nyc restaurants/bars/anything for a frequent visitor?

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essential nyc restaurants/bars/anything for a frequent visitor?

mikeismora | May 14, 2009 09:12 AM

i'm from dc, but i'm a frequent visitor to nyc and i'm looking for new, interesting places to check out during my next visit in june. it feels like i'm discovering new favorites every time i go. location and price doesn't really matter, but i'm looking for chinese, japanese, street carts, and breakfast places to be more specific. i'd like to try a banh mi place. yes, yes i know that's the trendy food, but as you may know (or maybe not haha), dc has a large vietnamese community and i'd like to compare. oh, and if anybody knows a really good kebab place/cart. greatly appreciated!

here's what i have so far...
sushi yasuda (my favorite sushi place... probably ever)
shake shack (first time visit, i want to see if it stacks up to ray's hell burger.)
sugiyama (never been, but heard a lot of good things)
momofuku ssam (i was really impressed last time i was there in january)
blt prime (i'm sure peter luger is more recommended, but my friend picked this one)
perdition (read about this bar)
pdt (will attempt to get reservation, but don't know if i'll be successful)
xinjiang kebab cart in flushing (probably the best thing i've ever eaten for $1)
wah fung (heard about their pork and rice and have been dying to try it)
ippudo (heard the ramen was out of this world)

thanks for any suggestions!

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