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Is any "ethnic" food in Manhattan worth the trip from Queens??

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Is any "ethnic" food in Manhattan worth the trip from Queens??

Brian S | Sep 5, 2006 04:15 PM

I live in midtown Manhattan but more often than not I find myself eating in Queens. So often, as I read this board, I read posts where people ask, where is the best Thai restaurant, where can I find the best Sichuan food, where's the most authentic Greek or Indonesian or Mexican? And I want to say (and sometimes do) "It's in Queens!" So my question is, is there any nationality about which, if you saw a question posted on the Outer Boroughs board, you'd say "Come to Manhattan! It's better there!" The only things I can think of offhand (and these are maybes) are Cantonese and Fujianese in Manhattan Chinatown, Puerto Rican and Dominican and perhaps West African uptown.

I apologize for using the word "ethnic": It doesn't really fit but I couldn't think of one that did. What I meant was a restaurant (often inexpensive) primarily run and patronized by members of a specific community or nationality. But that's a rough definition.

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