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