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Kyotofu – New York, NY

(above Photo © Kyotofu )


Japanese Restaurant & Dessert Bar
(1) 212 974 6012
705 9th Ave, New York NY 10019
(Btw 48th – 49th St)


Unfortunately closed

Japanese restaurants are always such a wonderful experience.  The otaku culture finds  a wonderful outlet in creative cuisine.  The plating alone makes one anticipate and salivate for each dish, casting an eye towards the kitchen door.

Since 2006, one can find the small restaurant Kyotofu just a few blocks off time square.  A savior when venturing in the theatre district, with its endless rows of xeroxed fare, the exquisitely designed eatery specializes in small plates and variety of uhmm-inducing desserts.  The sweets are guilt -free, being delicious and light at the same time!  They also create perfect macaroons and others sweets to take home.  The chocolate cupcakes can create a serious addiction,while the heart shaped ones can make lovely gift a in their elegant packaging.

Kyotofu - NY


Kyotofu - NYGreen Tea Soba Noodles served chilled with a soy-sake broth, daikon & wasabi
Kyotofu - NYRoasted Kabocha And Chestnut Soup japanese pumpkin, kombu & daikon
Kyotofu - NY
Black Sesame Sweet Tofu hoji-cha roasted green tea syrup, black sesame tuile & goji berry

Hummus Place – New york

The Hummus Place - NY

Hummus Place

(1) 212 –  529 9198
109 Saint Mark’s Pl
New York, NY 10009
(bet 1st & A )

(1) 212 – 924 2022
71 7th Ave. South
New York, NY 10014
(at Bleeker St.)

(1) 212 – 924.2022
99 Macdougal St.
New York, NY 10012
(Bet. Bleecker St. & W 3rd St.)

(1) 212 – 222.1554
2608 Broadway
New York, NY 10009
(Bet 98th and 99th St.)

(1) 212 – 799 3335
305 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10023
(Bet. West 74th and 75th St.)


11:0o am – 12:00am   Sunday  – Friday
10:30am – 2:00am   Saturday

How much more authentic can you get, the menu and staff arrive straight from Israel.  This series of small spots in NYC are delicious and inexpensive. With its four kinds of creamy and smooth hummus, including mushrooms, tahini, chickpeas and fava beans the namesake dish is strongly represented. There is also a wonderful version of Shakshuka, a delicious pan casserole of egg, peppers, onion, eggplant and tomatoes served with or without Halumi cheese.  Highly recommended!

There are also a series of wonderful sides including Falafel, Roasted Eggplant Topped with Tahini & lemon dressing,  Stuffed Grape Leaves and Labane.  If your in the neighborhood and looking for a quick, tasty treat, you can’t go wrong with the Hummus place.


falafel side(above photo Falafel © Robynn Lee)
Hummus Fava(above photo Hummus © Robynn Lee)
The Hummus Place - NY
Health Salad
Shakshuka with halumi at Hummus Place, East 8th Street(above photo Shakshuka with halumi © Dave Cook)
The Hummus Place - NY
Mint Tea

The Hummus Place - NY

The Hummus Place - NY

Socarrat – New York

Socarrat Paella Bar - NY

Socarrat Paella Bar

(1) 212 –  462  1000
259 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011-4019
(bet 8th & 7th Ave)
New York, NY, 10003


Lunch  11:3o am – 2:30am   Monday  – Friday
Dinner  5:0o pm – 11:00pm   Monday  – Sunday

Owned by Jesus “LoLo” this unassuming Spanish communal restaurant is a jewel in Chelsea.  The space is dominated by a tall communal table and framed by  Diego Velazquez images and dim light. Chef Felipe Camarillo has created a true paella experience  to delight the palate.

After so many years of there not being a true Spanish restaurant in New York City, I have finally been able to experience that which had been only gastronomic description!  The gazpacho is just exploding with fresh flavors and I fell for the Pisto Manchego – a plate that consists of sauteed vegetables topped with melted Manchego Cheese.

They even have a top vegetarian Paella called the de la Huerta which has asparagus, sugar snow peas, artichokes, green
beans, mushroom, green zucchini, tomatoes.  Wish we were near there right now!

Socarrat Paella Bar - NYPaella del Huerto
Socarrat Paella Bar - NY
The Pisto Manchego
Socarrat Paella Bar - NYGazpacho
Socarrat Paella Bar - NYPimientos

Socarrat Paella Bar - NY