5 Restaurants You Must Try in NYC

I’m a huge foodie and love trying new restaurants, but there are a handful in New York City that I would literally eat at every day if I could. Whether you’re just visiting for the first time or you’re a city native, I hope you get a chance to eat at at least one of these! I ranked them below from the cheapest to splurge:

1) Spicy Village ($) – Chinese – Chinatown

Vibe: Hole in the wall authentic Xinjiang Chinese, cheap eat
Must Try: Big plate of chicken with noodles (so flavorful, my favorite dish)
Address: 68 Forsyth St #B, New York, NY 10002

2) Briciola ($$) – Italian – Hell’s Kitchen

Vibe: Intimate, cozy, perfect for date night with a couple glasses of wine
Must Try: Their menu changes every day, but I highly recommend the octopus and gnocchi
Address: 370 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

3) Buddakan ($$$) – Asian Fusion – Chelsea

Vibe: Upscale, trendy, wear a cocktail dress and heels if you want
Must Try: ALLLL the cocktails!
Address: 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

4) Taureau ($$$$) – French – SoHo

Vibe: Laid-back, casual but with GREAT food
Must Try: 3 course prix-fixe fondue – meats, cheeses, chocolate, what more could you ask for?!
Address: 558 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

5) Sushi Nakazawa ($$$$$) – Japanese – West Village

Vibe: High-end Japanese, one of the best (if not the best) in NYC. Still have yet to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Netflix but Nakazawa is an apprentice.
Must Try: Chef’s omakase at the sushi bar! Reservations open up a month in advance and you HAVE to book at least 3 weeks beforehand!
Address: 23 Commerce St, New York, NY 10014

Top 5 best and favorite restaurants in New York City, by a local, for tourists and locals. Sushi Nakazawa, Italian, Chinese, just to name a few.


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