18. August 2006 East Village, Japanese 0
63 Cooper Square on 3rd Avenue
$30 for two, with two drinks, without tip
Astor Place is filled with restaurants serving Japanese comfort food. I go to Menkuitei for their grilled fish neck. Their ramen selection is good, too, plus you’ll deal with less of a crowd here. The house special is one of my favorites but I must say I find it hard to say no to the curry bowl.
Spend more money on your fish collar
Oh! Taisho is around the corner if you’d rather wait for a table