This is a “post-modern Polynesian” restaurant/bar serving vegan foods like mango poke and butternut squash dumplings. And while this might be exciting for vegans, most other people come here for the cocktails. They make fun tiki drinks that look really cool. Like the Shark's Eye. It comes in a vessel shaped like a shark’s head, and you’ve probably seen it on Instagram. That’s the spirit of this place in a nutshell. It's a good time, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and it's just a little bit tacky. We don’t mind. Come here for a few drinks or some vegan food the next time you want something a little different in the East Village.
Mother of Pearl is permanently closed.
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Barcade East Village
If you want to drink craft beer and play a video game, go to Barcade. They have three locations in NYC and a ton of vintage arcade games.
Malai Marke is one of our favorite Indian restaurants in the East Village. There’s a lot of meat on the menu, but vegetarians can eat very well here.
Taverna Kyclades East Village
Taverna Kyclades East Village is the Manhattan location of a popular Greek spot in Astoria.
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Candle Cafe is one of your only vegan options on the Upper East Side, but it’s also pretty good.
Public Records is a restaurant/bar with a music venue in Gowanus. If you want to listen to some vinyl and have a good cocktail, it’s a great option.
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