Alley 41, Flushing, NYC

Alley 41 just might be one of the best Chinese restaurants I have eaten in recently. Chef Jaing comes with a host of accolades having won several master chef awards and a silver in the 2013 Top Chef.

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Dawas, Woodside, NYC

Dawa Bhuti has managed to strike a perfect balance between her Tibetan heritage and culinary school training at her eponymous spot in Woodside.

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The $55 Mini Omakase at Sushi Seki Times Square, NYC

Chef Seki Shi has established his brand as one of the premium sushi houses in New York City since the inception of Sushi Seki in 2002.   The resounding success of Chef’s endeavors has since led to a Chelsea branch and his flagship location in Times Square.

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Benares, Financial District, NYC

Benares, located on Murray Street offers downtowners a spot to satisfy their Indian food cravings.

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Tastings Social Gaudir, East Harlem, NYC

Every Monday evening, the space that houses Tasting Social’s Mountainbird in East Harlem, transforms into a delicious little slice of Spain. Chef Cedric Durand offers an eclectic menu of Modern Spanish Tapas at Tastings Social Gaudir, which transported me back to my trip two years ago.

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Sevan, Bayside, NYC

Queens is home to some of the most authentic ethnic food destinations in New York City. Amidst all this lies Sevan, a gem amongst the very few Armenian restaurants in the city.

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Gardënia, West Village, NYC

Right off Seventh Avenue, in the West Village is a hidden gem. Gardënia, a seasonally driven, Mediterranean restaurant that focuses on flavours from Southern Europe, is truly a delightful find.

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Chouchou, East Village, NYC

Veteran restaurateurs Antonin Brune and Mario Carta of Pardon My French and Nobody Is Perfect, have recently opened an upscale Moroccan restaurant quite unlike any in the city. Tucked away in a cozy corner of the East Village, Chouchou offers a modern take on a very precise Moroccan menu.

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Alpha Fusion, Midtown West, NYC

Alpha Fusion is Henry Yang’s Pan-Asian restaurant on 34th street, serving a mash up of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese cuisine. This Bond Street trained chef has always been passionate about experimenting with different flavors and textures.

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Chimichurri Grill East, Upper East Side, NYC

I was recently invited to a really impressive press dinner at Chimichurri Grill EastI went in expecting a typical steak house/ grill affair but ended up with a fine dining experience that I am still savouring.

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Little Park, Tribeca, NYC

Andrew Carmellini is such a star chef in my eyes! I love Locanda Verde and now am equally in love with Little Park, his ingredient driven, seasonal restaurant at the Smyth hotel in TriBeCa.

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Indian Accent, Midtown East, NYC

The very first time I ate at Indian Accent was in New Delhi several years ago and I was quite astounded by the meal. Chef Manish Mehrotra was a vanguard in creating an Indian fine dining experience based on contemporary techniques, which became an instant success.

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Guan Fu Sichuan, Flushing, NYC

Guan Fu Sichuan in Flushing has for me, redefined Sichuan cuisine completely. The words “Guan Fu” literally translates to “Sichuan White House” showcasing a cuisine that was only accessible to the nobility in China. The owners Li Boru and Xue Wei had a vision of bringing these flavors historically enjoyed by the Chinese aristocracy, here to our plates in New York City – in its most authentic form.

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Fiskur Bistro by Icelandic Fish & Chips, West Village, NYC

Take a trip to Reykjavík without ever leaving the city at Fiskur Bistro by Icelandic Fish & Chips.

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Thaimee At McCarren, Williamsburg, NYC

Elegant Thai food that tastes just as good as it looks – is what the brand new Thaimee at McCarren is all about.

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Brunch with Indian flavors at Pondicheri, Flatiron, NYC

Brunch may not be the first word that pops into your mind when you think of Indian food. Pondicheri, however might just have you rethinking that.

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Amami Japanese Cocktail Bar, Williamsburg, NYC

The newly opened Amami Japanese Cocktail Bar brings really delicious Japanese eats to Williamsburg.

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Imli Urban Indian, Upper East Side, NYC

There’s a new contender on the Indian dining scene on the Upper East Side. Imli Urban Indian Cuisine attempts to combine stylish digs with regional small plate offerings.

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TsuruTonTan Udon Noodle Brasserie, Union Square, NYC

Ramen is all the rage in NYC that one tends to ignore the other great noodles that’s Japanese cuisine proffers. A good bowl of udon can be just as satisfying and is so much harder to find.

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