For a quick sit-down meal, Katsu-Hama is one of your best options in the Grand Central area. It’s a little Japanese restaurant that specializes in pork katsu, with a bunch of different combinations available. You can get yours with a side of fried shrimp (highly recommended), or some excellent brown curry. Bring a friend after work, or stop by for an easy dinner before a Broadway show.
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Urbanspace at 570 Lex
Urbanspace at 570 is a food hall on Lexington Avenue in Midtown East and it has everything from fried chicken to raw bar options.
BCD Tofu House
BCD Tofu House is a chain with locations on the East and West Coast, and you can stop for some banchan and tofu stew at this location 24 hours a day.
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If you need a quick snack in the East Village, try Dokodemo. It’s a counter-service spot with Japanese street food like yakisoba and okonomiyaki.
Suki is a Japanese spot in the East Village where you should go the next time you want comfort in the form of a fantastic bowl of curry.
Kanoyama serves some of the best sushi you’ll find for the money in the East Village, and maybe all of Manhattan.
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