Manhattan – East Village
212 Ave A between 13th and 14th Sts
Manhattan, NY 10009
It isn't really Chinese. It's Japanese with a Sinophile bent. And it's not really a restaurant. It's more of a late-serving dim sum bar, with a hefty emphasis on sakes and fancy cocktails. Dishes like shark-fin dumplings and wasabi baby octopus come in take-a-bite-and-pass-it-on portions, and the salt-and-pepper squid--a steaming mound of it--turns into a perfect beer snack for four. Visiting DJs, scenesters and a steady projection of anime and surf movies help fill the downtime between visits from the sweet, cheery servers. Sesame balls are a weekend-only treat, but the green-tea crème brûlée is good six nights a week.
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