Izakaya NoMad

Feel like having a variety of foods grilled for you Japanese style? This is the place to be if you are around the NoMad/Flatiron area. Definitely get the mochi wrapped in smoked bacon (for that difference in texture) and beef tongue. I know, I know, beef tongue sounds gross but it’s good. Just think of it as regular beef and your stomach will thank your brain.

Hint: Bring a friend so you can share more different types of dishes!

izakaya NoMad
13 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

Uncle Boons

Favs: everything! I don’t think there was anything I do not like here. What’s not to like? Fish? Gooood. Blood sausage? Gooood. Mango with sticky rice? Goood.

I don’t think you can go wrong with picking any of the dishes here. Come early as they get busy real quick.

Warning for the people with seafood allergies: they put it in just about everything, even if it’s not labelled. Shrimp paste/flavoring is a common ingredient, even in the vegetables. Be careful!

Uncle Boons
7 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Jun-Men Ramen

Short and sweet: sweet potatoes fries is definitely a must order. The syrupy maple butter with the mayo on the side makes a great sweet tooth appetizer.

Tip: If you get the chicken buns, order the sauce on the side. It gets everywhere and it would just be a lot easier to eat if you dip each bite instead.

Jun-Men Ramen
249 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

John Doe

My favorite dish from John Doe was the Mozzarella Burrata.The tartiness from the vinaigrette, the sweetness from the colorful cherry tomatoes, and the ridiculously fresh mozzarella created the best taste in mouth combo.

They have one dollar oysters from 4-8pm and happy hour drinks. I got a well drink (rum and pineapple) for 6 dollars!

John Doe – Craft Bar & Kitchen
253 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Cyclo

I really like the pickled plum soda. It might be an acquired taste but I am a fan of eating dried pickled plums by itself.

The pho was good with the oxtail broth. There wasn’t a lot of choices for pho like you would usually see at a pho shop but still a good place if you’re craving pho and don’t want to trek further into Queens.

Cyclo
5-51 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Take 31

This is the second time I have been here to this Korean restaurant and it is really great for carnivores and small groups who like to share. The food is served family style and pork belly is their specialty.

Tip: try to get here by 6pm to get a seat. The tables fill up quick even on a week night!

Take 31
15 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016