Benares, Financial District, NYC

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

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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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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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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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Legend of Taste, Whitestone, NYC

When my friend Rich from Ethno Junkie said that some of the best Szechuan food in NYC was not in Chinatown but in Whitestone, Queens – I had to follow him there to find out for myself.

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Soy Bean Chen, Flushing,NYC

Only in Flushing could you enter a flower shop and grab a cup of the most delicious tofu to go for just $1.50.

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Ichiran, East Williamsburg/Bushwick, NYC

Ever feel like you want to enjoy a bowl of Ramen in total solitude?

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Kosaka, West Village, NYC

Michelin starred chef Yoshihiko Kousaka of Jewel Bako fame now owns Kosaka in the West Village.

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Kelley and Ping, Soho, NYC

Kelley and Ping was one of the pioneers of Pan Asian cuisine in New York City. Opened over two decades ago, the menu here is inspired by the cuisine of street markets of Asia. Housed in a stunning space in Soho, the décor transports you to where the food comes from.

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BB.Q Chicken KoreaTown, Midtown, NYC

Korean fried chicken cooked in 100% extra virgin olive oil! Now we have a justifiable excuse to eat this all day long. There are many delicious reasons other than just the health factor that warrants a visit to the newly opened BB.Q Chicken.

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Joy Luck Palace, Chinatown, NYC

Probably the most photographed dish at the new dim sum sensation, Joy Luck Palace in Manhattan’s Chinatown, are the adorable pig-faced buns.

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Tangra Asian Fusion Cuisine, Elmhurst, NYC

Ever tried Indian-Chinese Food? This signature cuisine was created by Hakka immigrants who settled in a place called Tangra in Calcutta, India over a century ago. Over generations they customized their food to suit the Indian palate by adding spices and heat to their wok cuisine.

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ROKI Le Izakaya, Flatiron, NYC

There’s a new Japanese Brasserie in town that is definitely worth a visit. ROKI Le Izakaya is Chef Koji Hagihara’s new venture, branching out from over 8 years of experience of being at Hataka Tonton (one of NYC’s Japanese sweet spots).

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen, West Village, NYC

Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen, has been an instant sensation since the time it hit the New York City. Having received two stars from Pete Wells and being put on Eater’s ‘Best New Restaurants of 2016’, Hao Noodles is certainly on its way.

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Oppa, Chelsea, NYC

Korean fried chicken is all the rage in New York City right now with many spots offering good rendition of it. However in my opinion no one makes it as well as Oppa does – none come even close.

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Danji, Midtown West, NYC

I recently attended a remarkable cooking class with Chef Hooni Kim at the De Gustibus Cooking School where I got totally hooked onto his food. That’s what led me to try Danji – his modern, small plate Korean spot in midtown west.

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Natsumi Tapas, Gramercy, NYC

The brand new Natsumi Tapas brings together a perfect fusion of Japanese and Italian flavors on what can only be described as art on a plate.

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Congee Village, LES, NYC

There’s something so heart warming about a place like Congee Village serving super fresh and tasty Cantonese style food.

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Kurry Qulture, Astoria,NYC

Kurry Qulture in Astoria, Queens just might be one of the hippest Indian restaurants in New York City that you don’t know about.

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