Sigiri is a cash-only Sri Lankan spot in the East Village. It’s about the size of a railroad apartment, but instead of a futon and some foldable chairs, it’s filled with dates and small groups eating very good rice dishes, curry, and noodles. Entrees like the string hopper kotthu (rice noodles with stir- fried meat and vegetables) and the crab fried rice are enough food for two. You can order for takeout, but this place is BYO, so keep it in mind when you want to eat and drink affordably in a space that’s not your apartment.
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Ise is a solid Japanese place in the East Village where you can get some sushi or soba and still have enough money to buy a few rounds at Ace Bar.
Loverboy is a casual cocktail bar in the East Village from the people behind Mother’s Ruin. Stop by for a snack and a slushy drink after work.
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The neighborhood sushi joint of the East Village, Takahachi is affordable and filled with regulars.
Authenticity is the name of the game at Somtum Der, an East Village restaurant with one other location – Bangkok. Follow our Food Rundown to navigate the huge menu and avoid the mediocre dishes.
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