Donburiya feels more like a bar where someone might stand on a table than it does a calm sit-down restaurant, but that’s part of the fun of this casual Japanese izakaya near Times Square. Almost everything on the menu costs less than $15, including their specialty donburi bowls, massive onigiri, and $9 carafes of hot sake. If you’re looking for a rowdy spot after a Broadway show, Donburiya should be at the top of your list (they stay open until 2:30am).
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Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
Pera is a big Mediterranean restaurant in Midtown, and it’s a decent option for dinner with a group near Grand Central.
Aretsky’s Patroon is a three-floor spot in Midtown that works for business meals when you’re not paying.
Sons of Thunder
We can’t name many poké places in Midtown that also have soft serve and hot dogs. But Sons of Thunder is one.
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This underground bunker of a sushi restaurant in Tribeca would be a really good place to wait out an apocalypse. Or to eat excellent, expensive sushi.
ROKC is a restaurant serving ramen and oysters, but this place is all about the cocktails, which get served in lightbulbs and conch shells.
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Four years after our first review, Danji is still the restaurant we recommend most in the Midtown/Times Square area.
Kashkaval Garden is a neighborhood spot in Hell’s Kitchen with Mediterranean food that’s good for sharing and a nice back room for dates.
Pure Thai Cookhouse
Pure Thai Cookhouse in Hell’s Kitchen makes some of the best Thai food in the city.
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