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Where to Eat in New York City: Restaurants in Chinatown & Little Italy

Are you looking to shake things up? Maybe you are looking for new places to eat in New York City. Here are some exciting, new restaurants in Chinatown and Little Italy. With all the restaurant openings in the last few months, it is truly a great time to be a foodie in both neighborhoods!

Round K Cafe – 99 Allen St
Round K Cafe has quite the buzz behind it. First it is a great place to pick up a top notch cup of coffee but they also have a full menu filled with yummy Korean dishes like tofu and kimichi. Their lunch sets are quite the wonder to behold and they are almost too pretty to eat.

Genuine Superette – 191 Grand St
We just know that Genuine Superette is going to be one of our go to lunch spots in the area. They have a bunch of excellent burgers, salads and tacos on the menu but one of the more interesting items is their delicious buttermilk battered chicken sandwich. We highly recommend it!

Goemon Curry – 29 Kenmare St
Cocoron is easily the best soba noodle shop in New York City and the same chef, Yoshihito Kira is now taking on curry. Their curries are simply delicious and you can customize it in a number of ways so there is something for everyone whether you are looking for one that’s blazingly hot or one that is a bit milder. If you love curry, you should also check out Asian Spicy Curry, a pop up restaurant at Mama Eatery (46 Mulberry St).

Margherita – 197 Grand St
Margherita is a hip, authentic Italian pizzeria that replaced the Grand Appetito in the heart of Little Italy. They really do stand out and of course you have to try their Margherita pizza. Another new pizzeria to check out is Cultura Pizza E Vita (151 Mott St).

10Below Ice Cream – 10 Mott St
If you see a crowd on Mott Street in the middle of the night, they are probably on line for 10Below Ice Cream! They specialize in Thai hand rolled ice cream and there are a bunch of fun flavors to choose from. It is perfect for a hot summer’s day!

Thanh Hoai 1 – 73 Mulberry St
An honorable mention has to go to Thanh Hoai 1 since it is not a new restaurant but they did recently expand their menu from just Vietnamese classics like banh mi and pho noodles to now include a seafood boil. It is a great option if you want to avoid the lines at The Boil (139 Chrystie St).