Spicy Moon – East Village

Spicy Moon is a relatively low-key whole-in-the-wall joint in the East Village, and actually happens to be right in the heart of the Ukrainian village. The place is rather small and casual, but nonetheless has a very comfortable and home-like vibe. The service and owners seem very caring, pleasant, and overall the vibe left a…

Ippudo Westside – Hell’s Kitchen

Ippudo is a tasteful Japanese ramen restaurant on W 51st Street, tucked in slightly at a lower level than the street with a large Japanese sign that makes a passerby hesitantly trust that this is the correct restaurant. The interior is stylish and comfortable, and the place gets packed immediately upon opening. We came on…

Tao Uptown – East SideΒ 

Upon entry, the first thing about Tao that catches your eye is a gargantuan Buddha statue in the back of the restaurant, so big that you can’t help but just stare at it for a few seconds to process its size. Tao Uptown was a pleasant experience all-around, with a sophisticated and urbane atmosphere inside….