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Review of NaNa on 5th Avenue

JennyNYC | Dec 30, 2002 10:08 AM

My fiance and I tried NaNa--the new fusion place on 5th Avenue, just south of St. Johns. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by the owner. After we were seated, a waitress came over to introduce us to the menu. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She said that the restaurant was a Malaysian, Japanese, and something fusion. She futher said that although the 1st 1/2 of the menu is hot entrees, the 2nd 1/2 of the menu, which was sushi, was really the outstanding part.

The restaurant is not serving wine or liquor yet (license coming in mid-January), but sake is complementary. We started with the salmon skin salad, hot and sour shrimp soup, and shumai. All were really excellent! The flavors were not overpowering, and I could have a quart of that soup every night for dinner. For entrees, I had the chicken teriaki with bok choy, which was quite good and a nice portion size for $8. My fiance had a few rolls--all were amazing--especially the soft shell crab roll. I ate 1/2 of his--it was *that* good! For dessert, we shared the red bean ice cream--again, wonderful.

The service was very good, the decor was warm, and the food--especially considering this place has only been open for 4 days--was fab. The menu is diverse, and there are lots of other dishes I want to try. I will certainly return and since they deliver, I will also try ordering it in a few times (esp the soup!). Quite a solid addition to 5th Avenue. Right on!

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