Hatsuhana Sushi Restaurant (Midtown east, lunch/dinner) Incredibly fresh fish, great service, and traditional presentation makes this Japanese sushi destination a New York City favorite.
Megu Midtown (Midtown east, lunch/dinner/sun dinner) Sautéed Scallops with Foie Gras Sauce, Chef's Omakase Sushi, finished with a matcha green tea crepe? Sign us up! And if you're not into sushi, the kobe beef "Kagero" Filet Steak looks pretty tasty too.
Morimoto (Meatpacking District, lunch) Ever watch Iron Chef America on the Food Network? Yeah, that Morimoto. Those who visit this famous chef's restaurant for lunch will choose from three bento boxes: grilled wagyu beef, braised black cod, or vegetarian. Each box comes with miso soup, salad, tempura, sushi, and seasonal fruit panna cotta.
Tao (Midtown east, lunch/dinner/sun dinner) The description says, "For a place to see and be seen, look no further. This Asian-fusion hotspot leaves no stone unturned with its menu, which covers Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisines." Plus, this innovative, untraditional Pan-Asian restaurant is a popular destination for celebrities.
Kittichai (Soho, lunch/dinner/sun lunch/sun dinner) Steamed mussels in sour curry broth, braised chicken thigh in red curry with wonton noodle, bamboo shoots and choy sum, topped off with a banana spring roll with burnt honey ice cream is just one of many course combos offered in the delicious prix fix menu. Time Out New York calls this Thai staple in Soho "one of the city's finest Thai Fusion restaurants." We believe them.
Indochine (Noho, dinner/sun dinner) This twenty-year-old Vietnamese restaurant has been known to draw in a big yuppie and celeb crowd. For those of us who don't fall into either of those categories, restaurant week is the perfect time to check this place out. One Yelper raves, "The food is amazing, the lychee martinis are deadly, the wallpaper is iconic and the people-watching is amazing." Sounds good to us!
Click here for a complete list of restaurants participating in New York City Restaurant Week. And if you find yourself salivating over any of these descriptions and menus, don't put off making that reservation because seats are sure to fill up fast!