I have been scouring the boards for hours and I just can't settle on something. I would truly appreciate any help. This Friday, my SO, who hates Manhatan pretension, and I will be in the West Broadway/Canal St. area for an early dinner before an event at 7. We are both huge fans of Asian cuisines, especially Thai and Japanese, and Indian Food. However, we would like to stay away from seafood. Since this is going to be our V-day dinner, I wouldn't mind tablecloths and carpeting, but fanciness and a liquor license are not necessary. I've read recommendations for Sticky Rice and we have been to Congee Village, which we both thought was OK. Is there any place anyone can think of in this area that might be delicious with nice waitstaff? Thank you so much in advance for your help.