January, 2015


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Shuko – Ohhhhh makase

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Large, light wood counter and brick walls that allow a view of some of the chef action; elegant, clean space but not stuffy or over the top; there is a small private room downstairs
  • sip: Sake, wine, beer, prices are not terrible
  • savor: Omakase or Kaiseki, decisions, decisions
  • sit: With your friend who is an adventurous eater; someone in from out of town that you want to impress
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 47 East 12th Street
  • phone number: (212) 228-6088
  • website: www.shukonyc.com
Ramen Lab NYC

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Ramen Lab- Get Schooled

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: A blink if you miss space, with an open kitchen, blond wood bar with stools, and that's it
  • sip: cold teas, beer, possibly some sake
  • savor: RAMEN, RAMEN, Gyoza
  • sit: Who cares? Just get your face into that bowl and don't pull it out until you are finished; your guests will understand
  • spend: $
  • address: 70 Kenmare Street
  • phone number: (646) 613-7522
  • website: www.ramen-lab.com