My friend from Texas will be in a hotel on 30th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue. She told me her favorite foods are shrimp, pasta and pizza. Already made a note of Metro Fish and saw a Turkish place called Sahara's Sun near her hotel tonight, in my research (we were teenagers living in Turkey in the early 70's), but I've never eaten there. Looking for feedback about Sahara's Sun, or any suggestions of places near her hotel, cheap, unique and delicious are my only criteria. Oh, also passed Sotto Cinque on 3rd Ave -- good pasta there?