Eating Hell’s Kitchen

Eating Hell’s Kitchen

By Lisa Crawford

Asian food has become a culinary explosion in the United States, but specifically in New York City where you can find some of the tastiest Asian food on any corner. If it’s Chinese food you are craving, you can bet you will find something to your liking. Or maybe you wanted Thai tonight? Well, lucky for you, we have that too. No matter what your palate is seeking, we promise you will be satisfied. Here are some of the most appetizing Asian restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen.

CoBa 53

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One of the great Vietnamese treats can be found in Hell’s Kitchen. CoBa 53 calls themselves the “new generation of Vietnamese food” but their food is still largely inspired by the market food stands of Vietnam. The restaurant carries a Happy Hour type vibe and has some serious spice on the menu. Diners say that the food at CoBa is always fresh and worth a visit.

Make sure you try the Ga Ko Xa Ot. It will definitely heat things up! Another fantastic menu item is the Banh Out Thit Nuong, which is like Vietnamese Ravioli. Guests also rave about the Bun Co Ba, a large bowl of Vermicelli topped with pickled daikon radish, carrots and lettuce. The Bun Cha Ca Hanoi has been called “authentic and delicious.” The food is so outstanding at CoBa 53 that one diner recently said “I have never seen anything on the menu I haven’t liked.” We believe it! 110 9th Ave,
New York, NY 10011
(212) 414-2700 

Long Charm Thai Cuisine

Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 3.20.31 amCute and cozy and the ideal place for a date, Long Charm Thai Cuisine has some seriously yummy Thai food. The Basil Sauce with Chicken and the Dumplings with Green Curry are both phenomenal. And Long Charm Thai is BYOB without a cork fee. Doesn’t get much better than that.
693 9th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 265-2229 


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This quaint Katsu-Hama is one of the most popular Japanese restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen. Well known for their light and tender Katsu, (its namesake), this spot is a great place to meet up with friends for a memorable evening. Be sure to order the Tonkatsu Curry. One diner said it was the best he’d had outside of Japan!
11 E 47th St 
New York, NY 10017
(212) 758-5909 

Zen Palate

Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 3.21.08 amThis Chinese eatery really embodies what it is named after. Inside the serene doors you will find a calming vibe and a tasty meal. The Sesame Medallions are “sweet, sour and sensational.” Some other stand out items are the Vegetable Dumplings and the Scallion Pancakes. They also specialize in vegetarian and vegan options. And if you want the flavorsome dishes without leaving your couch- Zen Palate delivers!
663 9th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 582-1669 

Aceluck Thai Cuisine

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The neon green sign with the words “Ace” and “luck” will make you feel lucky that you have found this one. That is, one of the best Thai restaurants in the area. Although it is small, it can easily hold its own against its bigger competitors. Guests rave about their Pineapple Fried Rice and their Green Tea Ice Cream. Yum!
530 9th Ave
New York, NY 10018
(212) 594-7083 

Yakitori Totto


Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 3.21.33 amThe mysterious feel inside Yakitori Totto will be just the thing for a fun night out. And it is without a doubt the best Yakitori restaurant in New York! Their famous Chicken Meatball with sauce has been referred to as a “winner.” And many of the meats are served on skewers and cooked to perfection with remarkable flavors. We think Yakitori Totto is a homerun!

251 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-4555 

Tang Pavilion

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Simple with a hint of elegance is what Tang Pavilion is all about. Known as a great place for a celebratory meal, Tang Pavilion has some delectable menu options.You must order the Soup Dumplings! They also have terrific Fried Rice. Tang Pavilion is a great option if you’re looking for upscale Chinese food.
65 W 55th StNew York, NY 10019
(212) 956-6888 

Sushiden 6th Ave

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A sophisticated beacon on 6th Avenue, Sushiden will be your go-to spot for an after work watering hole. Although it is on the pricier side, it is a great place to unwind after work. Regulars say that their sushi and sashimi is consistently fresh and appetizing. One of their best rolls is the Chirashi Roll. And for dessert: the Black Sesame Sorbet is dynamite!

123 W 49th St
New York, NY
(212) 398-2800 

Mooncake Foods

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The epitome of the New York restaurant, Mooncake Foods has that relaxed atmosphere where you’ll want to hang
out with friends. Don’t miss the Miso-Glazed Salmon, the Lobster Mango Summer Rolls, or the Grilled Chicken Buckwheat Salad. Mooncake Foods is one of the best Asian Fusion restaurants in  Hell’s Kitchen.
359 W 54th St
New York, NY
(212) 262-9888 

Tabata Ramen 2

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Much like its predecessor, Tabata Noodle, you will love the large assortment of Ramen. The Tan Tan Men and Ground Pork and Scallions are particularly scrumptious. And their signature Tabata Ramen is made with coconut milk, which is so delicious! 557 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018
(212) 465-2418