The Polo Bar

The Polo Bar by Ralph Lauren

SHRIMP COCKTAIL with Bombay Cocktail Sauce 24

 

The Polo Bar    1 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022  (212) 207-8562

Cuisine: American

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Famous Dishes: The Polo burger

Occassion: I was here for dinner

Note: Everyone is complaining about not being able to make reservations! this restaurant belongs to Ralph Lauren. The Polo Bar opened last year next to their Polo shop in Midtown Manhattan, New York city. They do not allow walk-ins. I definitely recommend going early for a drink. (The bar can only be accessed if you have a dinner reservation). The food is just okay but you definitely come to here for the experience. I called it ”Old School New York Fabulous”

 

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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LINGUINI WITH CLAM SAUCE 28

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Soba Totto

Soba Totto

 Lunch at ”Soba Totto” in Midtown East

Cuisine: Soba, Japanese

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Occasions: I was here for lunch. Good for lunch with friends

Special: Lunch set- Any Donburi served with cold or hot Soba noodle, small appetizer, salad, pickles.

Recommend Dish: Uni Ikura Don combo with cold soba $19

 

Soba Totto  211E 43rd St., New York, NY 10017  (212) 557-8200

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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 Counter Seat

 

 Spicy Tuna Combo $19 

Soy marinated tuna, grated yam & porched egg over rice  served with cold Soba noodle small appetizer, salad, pickles

Lunch Time

Uni Ikura Don combo with cold soba $19 

Sea urchin & salmon roe over rice served with cold Soba noodle small appetizer, salad, pickles

蕎麦湯 Soba Yu

We call the cooking liquid “soba-yu“, which literally means soba water.  When you order a cold soba dish at soba restaurant it is a custom that as the staff notices you finishing your noodles they will bring you a pot of soba-yu when you are ready for it 🙂

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Zuma New York

Cocktail at ”Zuma” New York

First floor

Zuma New York  261 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016   (212) 544-9862

Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Cocktail lounge

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Occassion: I was here for cocktails at second floor

Note: I will report back to you again if I come back for dinner!

OVERALL COCKTAIL ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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2nd Ave Deli

2nd Ave Deli

2nd Ave Deli since 1954

 

Cuisine: Jewish deli, Kosher

Neighborhood: Midtown East, Murray Hill

Famous dishes: Pastrami Sandwich. Matzo ball soup. 3 Decker Sandwiches.

Occasions: I was here for lunch with friend. Good for lunch.

Style & Decor: Diner

The 2nd Ave Deli opened in 1954 on the second avenue in East Village. Original location closed in 2005 and reopened one in Upper East Side and one in Murray Hill. A waitress told me this location opened in 2008. 2nd Ave Deli is a one of iconic deli of New York City. I had checked of some of other famous delis in city, pastrami sandwich at Katz’s and Bagels and lox at Russ & Daughters. Carnegie Deli is my next stop but they’re temporarily closed right now, scheduled to reopen on next month.

Me and my friend Lord of the forks were here for lunch to try Pastrami and Brisket sandwiches. Result of patrolling: We both thought Pastrami was better than Brisket. Also Katz’s Pastrami and Brisket are both better than 2nd Ave Deli. BUT like I said this place is Bucket List so you should definitely try their sandwiches while you are in New York.

Read more about history of restaurant here http://www.2ndavedeli.com/about/deli-history/

2nd Ave Deli  162 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016  (212) 689-9000

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Pickles

Hot Pastrami Sandwich $18.50 ♥♥♥

Pastrami VS Brisket

Pastrami is winner 🙂

Hot Brisket Sandwich $17.50 ♥♥♥

Dining Room

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Hide-Chan Ramen

Hide-Chan Ramen
Its my second time visit at ”Hide-Chan Ramen”

Hakata Kuro Ramen ♥♥♥1/2

Many peoples say that Hide-Chan Ramen is too salty……… 😦 My first visit to Hide-Chan I thought the same thing too! But my both Kuro Ramen and Spicy Ramen were perfect when I came here for the second time. I would like to go back again for third time sometime soon to give you my final thought about their Ramen. Stay tuned ~ XO

My favorite Ramen is The Hakata Kuro Rame.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Hide-Chan Ramen    248 East 52nd St (b/t 2 Ave & 3 Ave), 2nd floor restaurant,  New York, NY 10022   (212) 813-1800

Hakata Spicy Ramen ♥♥♥1/2

Chashiu Tonkotsu Ramen ♥♥♥

Pork Gyoza ♥♥♥

 

 

Katsu-Hama

The Best Katsu in NYC ”Katsu-Hama”

 

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PORK KATSU LUNCH カツランチ Breaded pork loin cutlet ( 120g ) $12 ♥♥♥ 

I like coming here for lunch. My favorite is Pork Katsu Lunch set. Set comes with rice, miso soup, pickles for only $12 🙂

 

Katsu-Hama    11 East 47th St., New York, NY 10017

 

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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PORK FILLET KATSU CURRY { ヒレカツカレー } Curry sauce and breaded 70g of pork tenderloin cutlet on rice $13 ♥♥♥ 

 

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Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

Korean BBQ at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong in Ktown

Yukhoe 육회 – beef tartare with asian pear

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong is a chain from South Korea, and there is already one in Flushing, Queens and one in Los Angeles, CA. I came here for dinner a few days after their opening and place was already packed when I arrived around 10pm. Luckly without reservation five of us waited less than twenty minutes. The menu’s simple Korean BBQ. There are two combo choices, one for beef and one for pork. One of friend couldn’t eat pork so we had a beef combo. I really enjoyed everything I had and service was awesome too! One dish stand out more than any others was Yukhoe 육회 ( Korean style steak tartare). It was so good that this dish is already on ”Bucket Dish List” in New York city. YOU MUST!!!

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong 319 5th Ave, ( on 32 Steer, b/t 5th Ave & Madison Ave ) New York, NY

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Bart and  Anthony with owner Joseph Ko 🙂

Cold noodle

Scallion pancake

Kimuchi soup

owner Joseph Ko

Tofu

Pumpkin

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

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